• Two Paintings for Fundraiser

    Posted by roijames on April 03 2017 at 21:26:28 CST

    Dear friends,
    I've donated two 30x30 oil paintings to generate funds for Austin based performa/dance. All proceeds from the sale of these two pieces will be donated in support of performa/dance's 2017 production. Each piece retails for 5000.00 but is specially priced at 3500.00 for this event only.

    What is performa/dance?

    "Founded in 2014, performa/dance is a project-based company created by award winning choreographer Jennifer Hart in collaboration with Edward Carr, a company dancer with Ballet Austin. Our mission is to nurture and support new and creative voices in contemporary dance. Based in Austin, Texas, performa/dance enriches the local arts community by engaging audiences and exposing them to the connective, transformative, and transcendent power of dance. performa/dance is the winner of two 2014-2015 Austin Critics Table Awards"

    If you are interested in purchasing either of the two paintings shown here, please contact Debra Haas at debra.haas@haaspolicy.com.
    My very best to you,


  • Solo Exhibition at Laura Rathe Gallery, Houston Texas

    Posted by roijames on March 08 2017 at 19:21:35 CST

    Dear friends,
    I will be opening EVOCATIONS, a solo exhibition of new works, tomorrow night at Laura Rathe Gallery in Houston, Texas. The reception runs from 6 - 9pm. I hope to see any of my Houston friends and supporters at the opening. And if you can't make the opening, the show will run through April 1st.

  • Roi James Studio - Open Studio & Fundraiser

    Posted by roijames on October 03 2016 at 15:12:42 CST

    I will be hosting an open-studio at my current studio location in Westlake. This will be a fundraising event with half of all proceeds being donated to three causes; Concordia University's art program, kiva.org (micro loans for 3rd world countries), and a medical cause which I'm keeping private (an individual who has had hardship and is dealing with astronomic medical bills, not me). In order to promote a successful fundraiser, I will have several paintings at significantly reduced prices hopefully making them more attractive to collectors. I invite you to join me and celebrate the NEW at this event so mark it on your calendars.
    I look forward to seeing you there
    Roi James

  • Roi james at Laura Rathe Fine Art Houston

    Posted by roijames on February 18 2015 at 10:32:09 CST

    On February 21, from 6 to 9pm, Laura Rathe Fine Art presents new paintings and Constructs by Roi James.

  • Roi James at the Livestrong Foundation

    Posted by roijames on November 14 2014 at 09:49:23 CST

    This Saturday, Nov. 15. I will have a one day exhibition of work at the Livestrong Foundation in Austin Texas. This is part of the 2014 Austin Eastside Studios Tour. The Livestrong Foundation is participating by having an open house and has invited artists who have survived cancer to exhibit in the space. I will have 9 paintings as part of the exhibit and will be doing a talk at 2:30pm. Some of you may already know that in April of 2013 I was diagnosed with stage 2 rectal cancer. A malignant tumor was discovered in my intestine. I immediately went into chemo/radiation treatment for 6 weeks followed by surgery to remove the tumor and a final series of chemo treatments for the next four months. In december, I was declared cancer free. We will be monitoring my health for the next 4 years to make sure that remains true. Today, I'm not fully recovered from the treatment itself which did some damage that I'm still in the process of healing from but I'm so relieved that the cancer has been defeated. The Livestrong Foundation helped me quite a bit during this time. I'm certain that my experience would have been much more difficult and I may have made some poor choices for myself and accepted situations that I didn't have to along the way had it not been for the counseling and other support that I received during that time. Today I feel a great deal of gratitude towards the organization and I'm more than happy to be part of the event. Hope that you can make it by to say hello and see the great space that is the Livestrong Foundation in Austin Texas.
    Roi James

  • Roi James - Open Studio November 8, 2014

    Posted by roijames on October 31 2014 at 12:23:26 CST

    Roi James Studio will host an Open Studio on Saturday, November 8 from 6 - 10pm.
    The public is welcome to visit and view recent paintings and Constructs. See Contact information for the studio address and map.

  • Roi James Studio has a facebook page!

    Posted by roijames on May 21 2013 at 15:28:23 CST

    Keep updated on what's happening on the Roi James Studio Facebook Page. Like us if you please!

  • Roi James paintings on exhibit at Scott + Cooner in Austin

    Posted by roijames on May 21 2013 at 15:21:42 CST


  • Austin Home Magazine, The Art Issue- Winter 2012

    Posted by roijames on March 20 2013 at 13:02:33 CST

    Featured on page 74 in the State of the Arts section, Austin artist Roi James goes on record to say his work comes from a personal process of letting go of definition and exploring the mysteries of life on the canvas.
    Roi was pleasantly surprised to discover that he had been chosen for the Art Issue cover.

  • February 2013 Solo Exhibition - Laura Rathe Gallery Houston

    Posted by roijames on January 25 2013 at 10:03:08 CST

    Roi James
    Architectural Substrate Paintings
    New Paintings at Laura Rathe Fine Art

    February 16 through March 16, 2013

    Opening Saturday, February 16 6pm - 9pm
    Artist in Attendance

  • Roi James Solo Exhibition at Lytle Pressley Contemporary

    Posted by roijames on September 17 2011 at 21:26:36 CST

    Roi James
    Unveiling the Illuminated Manuscripts, New Constructs and Abstact Oils
    New Paintings at Lytle Pressley Contemporary

    November 12 through December 10

    Artist's Talk, November 16
    Doors open at 7pm Talk Begins 7:30pm

  • In Gratitude: Roi James donates to McCallum Fine Art Academy

    Posted by roijames on January 13 2011 at 21:42:34 CST

    On December 11, 2010, Austin Artist Roi James held a benefit fundraiser in his studio, in which half of the proceeds were to be given to the Visual Arts Programs at the McCallum Fine Arts Academy, and also KIVA.org micro financing for third-world entrepreneurship. The works on display ranged from neoclassic figurative and landscape oil paintings, to more recent abstract works, and encompassed a time frame in his career of 15 years. The paintings were reduced up to 50% in price to encourage purchases for the causes. At the end of the night, 15,500.00 had been raised with 11,500.00 going to the McCallum Fine Arts Academy's visual arts programs and 4000.00 towards KIVA.org. The artist was elated with the results and that the gift would be significant enough to make a meaningful impact on the programs they were intended for. On January 13, 2011, Roi James presented a check to the McCallum Fine Arts Academy faculty and students. The students expressed such gratitude in return and presented a large thank-you card signed by the visual arts students which will hang in his studio as a source of inspiration.

    What was the inspiration for the show?
    I was in the midst of doing work on clearing energy and creating flow within my life and I realized I had a great deal of paintings which I was no longer showing but were still very beautiful and marketable. I had also reached a place in my career where I felt tremendous gratitude for my success and felt a need to contribute to both the local and international community in some meaningful way. Both these elements came together in the benefit in flowing this body of work out of my studio and using part of the proceeds to give to the community.

    How did you find out about McCallum Fine Arts Academy?
    I was discussing my desire to do a benefit with a friend who’s daughter attends the McCallum Fine Arts Academy. She described the academy to me and I immediately felt it was a fit for what I wanted to do.

    What made you choose visual arts department for such a generous gift?
    I’m a visual artist so it is that part of the art world which has been so generous and giving to me. I strongly believe in rewarding the places where I experience the fruition of success. I also see creativity as an important element in everyone’s life and want to use my energy in encouraging and producing it in this world--it’s like watering a healthy plant so that it can become healthier. So in the academy, I see a place that is nurturing creativity in young people who can then experience it’s nourishment and provide it to the world. I feel grateful that McCallum has been a stand for creativity in it’s students in such a very strong way and I want to send a big “Yes” out in response to it's efforts.

  • Roi James Solo Exhibition at Laura Rathe Gallery

    Posted by roijames on January 11 2011 at 12:14:12 CST

    Roi James
    Architectural Substrate Paintings
    New Paintings at Laura Rathe Fine Art

    January 14 through February 11, 2012

    Opening Saturday, January 14th 6pm - 9pm
    Artist in Attendance

  • Roi James is now represented by Laura Rathe Gallery

    Posted by roijames on October 13 2010 at 21:09:12 CST

    2707 Colquitt St
    Houston, TX 77098
    Gallery: 713.527.7700
    Web: www.laurarathe.com