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TJ Mabrey’s life and work is far-reaching. After one year in Central America, following her marriage to J Stephen Mabrey, the couple returned to Dallas, Texas where TJ studied with Master Sculptor Octavio Medellin for four years. In 1980 she established a carving studio in Pietrasanta, Italy where she worked for 2-3 months annually. In 1986 her husband's work in the U.S. Foreign Service took them to Singapore where TJ worked and exhibited before they settled in Cairo, Egypt in 1988. During her four years in Cairo she worked in a stone studio near the pyramids and organized four exhibits of her work.

During these years, TJ continued her annual trip to Italy, even after returning to the US in 1992 when she and Stephen established their home and TJ's studio in Central Texas. In 2011 the time came to close her Italian studio and move, with her husband, to Taos, New Mexico, USA. TJ opened Studio Santiago in Taos, New Mexico in May 2014.

Mabrey’s designs and sculptures are prominent in private collections in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Egypt, Lebanon, Italy, and the Orient.



Born in Eagle Lake, Texas



1964 Graduated Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Arts
JJ McVicker Award for Outstanding Senior Portfolio

Four Years study with Master Sculptor Octavio Medellin
Dallas, Texas



Dallas Arts Magnet School, Sculpture.

Summer workshops in Clay Sculpture, Hollow Construction.          
Atelier Four Winds, Aureille, France.  2000, 2006.



2017   PAPER, PAPER, PAPER EXHIBITION  Juried by Lynn Sures, Professor Emerita and former Chair of Fine Arts, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C., ENCORE GALLERY, September 9 – October 23, 2017, Taos, New Mexico.

2017   February 10, 2017 THE MINIATURE SHOW & Sale, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico.

2017   January 17 – March 13, 2017 '20 x 20', Taos Center for the Arts Membership Show, Encore Gallery, Taos, New Mexico.

2017   May 23 – July 3, 2017 SELF-PORTRAIT Exhibit, Encore Gallery, Taos,New Mexico. 

2015   TAOS NOW: Art of the 21st Century, Invitational and Juried exhibit, Encore Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

2015   FRAMES OF MIND: A Collaborative Installation of Glass, Marble, Paper with Robbie Steinback, Hulse/Warman Gallery, Taos, New Mexic

2014   Studio Santiago Opening, Taos, New Mexico

2011   AQUEOUS MATTERS  One person outdoor sculpture exhibit. Summer Show. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  Austin, Texas

2011   ART & CONSERVATION  OUR HIDDEN TREASURES, Third Bi-Annual Juried Exhibit. Cibolo Nature Center, Boerne, Texas.

2010   ANTICIPATION  Sculpture. McDermott Gallery, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas.
2010   SMALL WORKS  Group Show. Croft Gallery, November  Waco, Texas

2010  HOME  Group Show. Croft Gallery, September 2010  Waco, Texas

2009   SEEDS AND PODS  One-person sculpture exhibition. Croft Gallery, Waco, Texas.               

2008   THE WINTER SHOW  Member show of DallasArtsReview at The Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
2008   BOAT SHOW  An Exhibition of Vehicles, Vessels and Viewpoints in Marble. One person exhibit Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas

2007   BOAT SHOW  An Exhibition of Vehicles, Vessels and Viewpoints in Marble. One person exhibit sponsored by Lampasas Association for the Arts, Lampasas, Texas.

2006   ENOLIA ARTE  Group exhibit of arte e gastronomia. ARKAD Foundation, Seravezza, Italy.

2005   ART IN THE PARK  Sculpture Symposium.  Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden, Campbell Park, Lampasas, Texas.

2005   Small Works, ART IN THE PARK  Central Texas College Fine Arts Department.

2004   ENOLIA ARTE  Group exhibit. ARKAD  Foundation, Seravezza, Italy.

2002   SEED PODS  4th Street Gallery, Lampasas, Texas

2002   50% SHOW  ARKAD Foundation Inaugural Exhibit, Seravezza, Italy

1999   DIVERGENT CURRENTS  Exhibit of Small Sculpture. Waco Art Center, Waco, Texas.

1996   FLOOD STAGE AT THE MEMORY THEATRE  One person installation/sculpture exhibit with poetry of John Campion. Texas A & M University.

1995   FLOOD STAGE AT THE MEMORY THEATRE  One person installation/sculpture exhibit with poetry of John Campion and music by Edmond Campion. Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas.
1994   CONFLUENCE  22nd National Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibit. Hill Country Arts Foundation. Ingram, Texas.

1993   LIFE CLOUDS/ SACRED MOUNTAINS  Solo Exhibit, sculpture. Waco, Texas.

1992   FROM THE OTHER SIDE  Solo Exhibit, sculpture.  Center of Art, Akhnaton Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.

1991   FRAGMENTS FROM THE OTHER SIDE  Solo Exhibit, Sculpture.  Contemporary Gallery, Alexandria, Egypt.

1990   ART ALUMNI EXHIBITION  Oklahoma State University Art Department, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

1990   ARTE & MATERIA 90  Multi Media Exhibit. Sculpture. National Museum of Singapore.

1990   SCULPTURE OF THE FEMININE  Group Show, Lido Di Camaiore, Italy.
1990   Galleria D’Arte Contemporanea  L Grup,  Group Show of small sculpture, Colonnata-Carrara, Italy.
1990   Exhibition of Egyptian and American Art ’90, American Cultural Center, Alexandria, Egypt.

1989   PERFECTION OF PILGRIMS  Art in Religion – Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. Church of San Sebastian, Lucca, Italy.         

1989   ARTE & MATERIA 89  Multi Media Exhibit. Sculpture. National Museum of Singapore.  

1989   Exhibition of Egyptian and American Art ’89  American Cultural Center, Alexandria, Egypt.

1988   12 SCULTORI INTERNATIONALE  Bottega D’Arte, Voghera, Italy.

1989   Established Residence and Studio in Cairo and Harranya, Egypt.

1988   ARTE & MATERIA 88  Multi Media Exhibit. Sculpture.  National Museum of Singapore.

1987   THE IMAGES OF WOMEN  Group Exhibition of International Women Artists.  Museum at San Agostino Church, Pietrasanta, Italy.

1987   BACK TO BASICS  Five Artists/Five Materials, National Association of Singapore.

1986   Established Residence and Studio in Singapore.  Work and Demonstrations at LaSalle Art Center, Singapore.

1985   Sculpture Exhibit at Rijks Akadamie, Amsterdam, Holland.

1985   95th Annual Exhibition  National Association of Women Artists, New York, New York.

1985   Established Studio in Washington, D.C.

1984   ASID “Office Showcase,” Sculpture, Dallas, Texas.

1984   Edith Baker Gallery, Group Show, Dallas, Texas

1984   Stedelijk Museum, Sculpture Group, Leiden, Holland

1984   Sixteen Sculptors  Nimbus Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

1984   Dallas Symphony Showhouse, Reese Estate, Outdoor Sculpture, Dallas, Texas

1983   National Association of Women Artists, Members Juried Show, Community Museum, Paramus, New Jersey.

1983   Second Annual Brandeis University Juried Exhibition, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, D.C.

1983   94th Annual Exhibition,  National Association of Women Artists. Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, New York, New York. Willis Award for Sculpture.

1982   One Woman Sculpture Exhibit, Northlake College, Dallas, Texas

1982   Study Landscape Architecture, UT/Arlington, Texas.

1982   THE RED HORSE FLYING SHOW,  D’Art Center for Art, Dallas, Texas.

1981   WOMEN IN SCULPTURE, Collector’s Choice Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

1981   Sculpture Symposium, Liberty Hill, Texas.  Permanent Installation.

1980   Established Studio in Pietrasanta, Italy.

1981   ART FOR PERFORMING ART’S SAKE, Curated exhibit, Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas, Texas.

1979   500 Exposition Gallery, Invitational.  Sculpture.  Dallas, Texas.

1979   MINIATURE ART AT LAWNDALE ANNEX.  Opening show of Alternate Space, U of Houston, Houston, Texas.

1979   AMARILLO COMPETITION, Two dimensional work, sculpted paper.  Museum of Fine Art, Amarillo, Texas.

1979   DALLAS ART ’79, Juried show for Dallas City Hall. Exhibit for one year.

1978   BIG NAME INVITATIONAL, 500 Exposition Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

1978   Group Sculpture Show, Gallery 13, KERA-TV, Dallas, Texas.

1977   Annual Art Exhibit, Juried, Texas Fine Arts Association, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas.

1977   Texas Fine Arts Association 5th Annual Dallas District, Juried Art Exhibition, Dallas, Texas.