Tex Jernigan is an artist, designer, coder, and photographer whose participatory artworks are performed all over the United States. He believes in the power of the individual, and his artworks celebrate contrasting notions of individuality and community. These works range from forced-perspective installations and sculptures to innovative uses of illusion and gif photography.

Tex Jernigan was born in Sherman, Texas; raised in Dallas, Texas; and lives in New York City. After completing his BFA Degree in Sculpture from Kansas City Art Institute in 2007, he embarked on a four month tour of the western United States, creating and exhibiting several installations at sites including the Harveyville Project in Kansas; the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska; the Art Farm at Grand Island, Nebraska; Colorado Art Ranch in Durango, Colorado; and Scottsdale Center for Public Art in Scottsdale, Arizona. These sculptural installations combine Jernigan's ongoing interest in perspective with a participatory, performative component, as people are invited to stand, and be photographed within, his illusionistic constructions.

Jernigan has photographed for Zahner, Antoine Predock Architects, and Morphosis. His architectural photography has been featured in publications in North American and Europe. Jernigan also has made an impact on the artist community, designing and coding websites for artists, actors, teachers, as well as commercial businesses and blogs.

Jernigan's work has also been featured in group exhibitions at venues including Stonefox, NYC; Roots and Culture Project, Chicago; Robert Frazier Gallery, Kansas City; and the Dallas Museum of Art.


Email tex@texjernigan.com
Blog @texjer


You have permission to use any photos on this website for the publicity of Tex Jernigan and his projects. Please credit the photos to Tex Jernigan unless the photos are credited otherwise.

Photograph of Tex Jernigan on Kauffman Center in Kansas City

Curriculum Vitae


Maker Faire, Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri 2011

For the Love of Money, Green Space, Kansas City, Missouri 2011

Sky Base, Downtown Arts Council Annual Luncheon, Kansas City, Missouri 2011

Various Star Base Events; Kansas City, Missouri 2010

Japan, Kansas City, Missouri; 2008

ONE: Across America, The Harveyville Project, Harveyville, Kansas 2007

ONE: Across America, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Nebraska 2007

ONE: Topaz, Art Farm, Grand Island, Nebraska 2007

ONE: Spiral, Colorado Art Ranch, Durango, Colorado 2007

ONE: Redlake, Kingman, Arizona 2007

ONE:Scottsdale Diamond, Scottsdale Center for Public Art, Scottsdale, Arizona 2007

ONE: Across the Universe, Kansas City Art Institute Lawn, Kansas City, Missouri 2006

ONE: Photo Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute East Building, Kansas City, Missouri 2006

Well, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri 2004


Open Studios, Star Base Projects, Kansas City, Missouri 2010

Blow Up, Star Base Projects, Kansas City, Missouri 2009

Betwixt & Between, Longview College Art Center, Lee's Summit, Missouri 2009

Esposto, Urban Culture Project Space, Kansas City, Missouri 2008

Divine Find, Stonefox Artspace, New York City 2007

Whoop Dee Doo, La Esquina, Kansas City, Missouri 2006

Scrap, Experimental Documentary Group of KC, Wesport Coffee House, Kansas City, Missouri 2006

Whoop Dee Doo, The Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri 2006

Group Expo A.D. Jacobsen Building, KCAI Sculpture Department Exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri 2006

Kansas City Art Institute End of Year Sculpture Exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri 2005

Group Exhibition, Burstert Building, KCAI Sculpture Department, Kansas City, Missouri 2005

Kansas City Art Institute End of Year Sculpture Exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri 2004

TVAA at the Visual Arts Main Gallery, University of North Texas, Dallas, Texas 2003

Young Masters, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas 2002


Private Collection in Leawood, Kansas: Dandelion I 2007

Private Collection of Ponderosa Village, Des Moines, Iowa, Dandelion II 2008

Public Collection of the City of Leawood, Kansas, Sentinel, 2006

Private Collection of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas, The Annunciation, 2005


Zahner, Kansas City 2010-2011

Art Farm, Marquette, Nebraska 2007

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Nebraska 2007

Colorado Arts Ranch, Durango, Colorado 2007


Kansas City Art Institute Biennial Auction, 2011

Pecha Kucha, 2011

Guest Speaker, Artposia, Colorado Arts Ranch, Durango, Colorado 2007


Glory Babak Radboy, Bidoun Magazine, Issue #13, Winter 2008, pp. 82-87

ONE: Across America Jules Masterjohn, Durango Telegraph, September 2007

'Divine Find' at Stonefox Artspace James Wagner, Jameswagner.com 2007

ONE: Across America, Beautiful Decay, September 2007

Friday Live with William Stibor, Nebraska Public Radio, August 2007

Art Begets Art, Fred Blocher, Kansas City Star, September 2006

Parallactic Shift Kansas City Star Magazine 2005

Whoop Dee Doo Kansas City Star, October 2006


Nominated for the Charlotte Street Award 2010

ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Award, Kansas City, Missouri 2008

McKeown Grant, Courtesy of Byron & Deanne McKeown, Sedalia, Arizona 2007

Magic Sock Fund, Courtesy of the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri 2007

McKeown Grant, Courtesy of Byron & Deanne McKeown, Sedalia, Arizona 2006


Kansas City Art Institute, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Sculpture; Kansas City, MO