Learning Curve 14

Juried by Prince Varughese Thomas

Learning Curve is an annual exhibition of selected work made by HCP´s students from the past year. From digital to alternative processes, the exhibition highlights the various educational programs HCP offers through its Learning Center.

Houston Center for Photography offers over 300 workshops and classes a year ranging in skill level and medium reaching over 1,000 lifelong learners. The instructors that lead these photography workshops are local professional photographers and artists that are able to share their knowledge with the Houston community. In addition to the group of instructors from Houston, HCP also hosts classes taught by visiting artists from across the nation such as Duane Michals, Dornith Doherty, Susan Burnstine, Henry Horenstein, and Joni Sternbach. With a large and experienced group of instructors, HCP is able to offer something to students of all levels and photographic experience.

Selected Artists:

Susan Alexander

Victoria Bjorklund

Rosangela Biaya Cristina Bufalino Villegas

Elizabeth Carney

Lorena Castillo Berrones

Mark Curtin

Laura Ferrara

De Ferrier

Magdéleine Ferru

Chelsea Garcia

Kimberly Gerber

Terri Golas

Ketsia Hamilton

Shamss Hammami

Li Kenna

Emily Laughlin

Renato Lenzi

Tiffany Lester

Burke Long

Ed Malcik

Elaine Matte Mut

Alexander McAdams

Christopher McConnell

Mia Mitchell

Jakayla Monay

Anh-Thuy Nguyen

Vallery Orr

Jory Pacht

Victoria Pasley

Kimberly Reiff

Haya Varon

Lilianna Wolf

About the Juror

Prince Varughese Thomas  is an Indian immigrant, born in Kuwait, partly raised in India, and naturalized in the United States. Code switching between communities has been a consistent aspect of his life that has allowed him to recognize and explore various aspects of culture through his art. This experience through his formative years to adulthood has directly affected how he looks at society and attempts to examine places worthy of exploration and critique to raise larger questions through his art. With an educational background in psychology and art, the various projects Thomas investigates speak to the US American & global experience through an array of themes including: identity, inequality, representation, and grief.  

A winner of Time-Based Media in Art Prize 7, a Texas Biennial Artist, an Andy Warhol Foundation Idea Fund Recipient, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant Recipient, Thomas has presented his work in over 250 solo and group exhibitions at numerous museums and galleries, and in various public and private collections.

Thomas received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington, and M.F.A. from the University of Houston. He is currently a Professor of Art at Lamar University.


  • Exhibition On View
    September 24–January 9, 20212