Chad Dawkins is an art critic and curator living in San Antonio, Texas.
Contact chadmdawkins (at) gmail


Books and Long-form Writing
2017 Larry Graeber, Place to Place. Catalogue essay.
2016 Jeffrey Dell, Future Castles. Catalogue essay.
2014 The Role of the Artist in Contemporary Art. New York/ Dresden: Atropos Press. ISBN: 978-1940813974
2013 What is a curator? Invited curated project. Zingmagazine. Issue 23.
2012 Joey Fauerso, Drama. Catalogue essay. Southwest School of Art. San Antonio, Texas.
2011 The Radio Experiment. 40 page paperback. Self-published.
2010 Relative Distances. Catalogue essay. University of Texas at San Antonio Satellite Space.

Selected Articles and Reviews
2017 “NSK State Pavilion.” Eutopia.us, July 11, 2017.
“Monika Sosnowska at the Contemporary Austin.” Glasstire.com, January 31, 2017.
2016 “Glasstire’s Best of 2016.” Glasstire.com, December 21, 2016.
“A Response to McNay’s ‘Telling Tales.'” Glasstire.com, December 9, 2016.
“Buster Graybill.” Eutopia.us, September 29, 2016.
“Juan William Chavez, Andy Coolquitt, and Rachel Maclean at Artpace.” Glasstire.com, August 9, 2016.
“An Interview with Alyson Shotz.” Glasstire.com, June 1, 2016.
“Sterling Allan at Sala Diaz.” Glasstire.com, May 8, 2016.
“Daniel Garcia Andujar.” Eutopia.us, April 15, 2016.
2015 “Strange Pilgrims.” Glasstire.com, November 8, 2015.
“Seditious Industrial Complex: Licensing Office.” Glasstire.com, August 26, 2015
“COMIC RELIEF/ INQUISITIVE HELL: a response to Alejandro Diaz’s ‘It Takes A Village.’” Glasstire.com, July 1, 2015
“Mark Menjivar: The Luck Archive.” Glasstire.com, June 6, 2015
2013 “Transitios.” pastelegram February 12, 2013
2012 “Chris Sauter: Empire” pastelegram May 1, 2012
2011 “Susan Philipsz.” …might be good, #171, June 10, 2011.
“Franco Mondini-Ruiz.” …might be good, #166, April 1, 2011.
“Blue Star constellation openings.” Plaza de Armas, March 5, 2011.
“Experimental music at High Wire.” Plaza de Armas, March 4, 2011.
2010 “John Smith.” Art Lies 66, Summer 2010.
“Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s.” Art Lies 65, Spring 2010.
“Artpace International Artist in Residency 09.3.” Art Lies 65, Spring 2010.
“Only Mediocrity Can Be Trusted To Be Always At Its Best.” San Antonio Current, Feb. 10, 2010.
“Easing into 2010.” San Antonio Current, January. 13, 2010.
2009 PublicityStunted. publicitystunted.blogspot.com. July, 2009.

2017 Video Fantasy. Steinmatte at European Graduate School. Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Joey Fauerso: Pretend this is a Trap. Texas State Galleries. Texas State University. San Marcos, Texas
Jason Reed – Black Gold: Field Notes. Texas State Galleries.
2016 Monica Haller, Objects for Deployment / Veterans Book Project. Texas State Galleries.
SURVEY: Texas Sculpture. Texas State Galleries.
Suzanne Opton, Many Wars. Texas State Galleries.
This is beyond insane. This is Babel. Conjoined Histories of ALAS. Rae Culbert and Randy Wallace. Texas State Galleries.
2015 Interim Gallery Space. October 2015-May 2016. Texas State University. San Marcos, Texas (publication upcoming)
2012 What is a curator? Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
2010 Trans/Action. In collaboration with Kimberly Aubuchon. Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, Texas

2016 “Sculpture in Two Dimensions.” McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas. July 12, 2016.
“What is a curator?” Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. February 11, 2016
2015 “Art Criticism as a Form: Style and Approach.” Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. October 13, 2015
“The Role of the Artist in Contemporary Art.” Dikeou Collection, Denver, Colorado. July 18, 2015

2017-present Director of Exhibitions, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX
2016-2017 Associate Director, Texas State Galleries, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2015-2016 Interim Gallery Director, Texas State Galleries, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2010-2015 Studio Technician, Artpace, San Antonio, TX

Aesthetics of Failure, Texas State University, Honors College, Fall 2017
Critical Inquiry, Southwest School of Art, BFA Program. Spring 2017
Curatorial Practice, Texas State University, Art History. Fall 2016, Spring 2017

PhD candidate Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought
European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland

MA Philosophy of Media Communication, 2014
European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland

BA Art History and Criticism, 2009
The University of Texas at San Antonio