Felice House is an accomplished figurative painter who strives, through her portraits of women, to provide a counterpoint to the passive representations found in art historical tradition. Her subjects are beautiful and observable, but they are not consumable.
Felice comes from a long line of artists. Her grandmother is an award winning Vermont weaver, her mother is a painter and her father has worked in computer graphics since its inception. When she walked into her first oil painting class at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1998, holding a box of her mother’s old paints, she felt like she had come home. She knew just what to do.
She received a B.F.A from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2000, an M.S. in computer graphics from the Visualization Laboratory at Texas A&M University in 2006 and an MFA in painting from the University of Texas in 2011. In between her other schooling, Felice spent time studying classical painting and portraiture at the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore, MD.
She has received numerous fellowships and scholarships and enjoyed a residency at the Vermont Studio center in Johnson, Vermont. Felice’s work is owned and enjoyed by a long list of public and private collectors including the Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago. In 2011 she was commissioned by the Austin City Limits Music Festival to create their tenth anniversary commemorative poster. Felice has been featured in shows across Canada, the North East Coast and Texas. She is an Assistant Professor in the Visualization Department at Texas A&M University.