CV and Biography

Mandy Rogers Horton is an artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work, primarily in painting and mixed media, reflects on the ongoing formation of our world and worldview from eclectic sources. The artist’s own worldview is informed by being the youngest in a large, military family. The closeness of her family of origin in the whirlwind of a nomadic lifestyle, imprinted on her the intrigue and complexities of human cultures and ideologies. This fascination led her to many cross-cultural encounters as she traveled, lived, and studied in locations nationally and internationally.

After earning a BA in Psychology and Art at Anderson University, IN, Rogers Horton gained her MFA from American University dividing her time between Washington D.C. and Italy. She also studied at The Queen’s University of Belfast and The Chautauqua Institute, NY. She is the recipient of a Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Support Grant and a residency at The Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been featured in The Tennessean, Nashville Arts Magazine, and The Nashville Scene. Ms. Rogers Horton is a founding member and former president (2019-2021) of COOP Gallery, a curatorial collective. She is represented by Chauvet Gallery in Nashville, TN, where she lives with her husband, artist Rocky Horton, and their four young children. For nearly twenty years, she has taught Art and Art History courses at several universities in the middle Tennessee area. In 2022 Rogers Horton joined Watkins College at Belmont University as an Assistant Professor of Art.


Abbreviated CV follows:


2003 Master of Fine Arts, Painting, American University, Washington DC Italy Program, second year   

1999 BA Psychology, Art, Anderson University, Anderson, IN 

1998 Fall Semester Abroad, Queen’s University of Belfast, Ireland 


2023 Pentaculum Invitational Residency, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN

2022 Professional Practice Course (12 weeks), Artist/Mother Network

2006 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1999 The Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY 


2022- present Assistant Professor of Art, Watkins College of Art at Belmont University, Nashville, TN

2021-2022 Lecturer/ Studio Technician and Safety Manager, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

2005-07, 2009-2021 Adjunct Instructor of Art, Belmont University, Nashville, TN  

2009-2021 Adjunct Instructor of Art, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN ;  

Study abroad semesters in Vienna, Austria (2009), Santiago, Chile (2011) and Florence, Italy (2017) 

2021 Adjunct Instructor of Art, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL 

2007-09 Assistant Professor of Art, one-year full-time temporary position Middle Tennessee University, Murfreesboro, TN 

2003-07, 2009-10, 2012-13 Adjunct Instructor of Art, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 

2005-07 Governor’s School for the Arts, Hosted by Middle Tennessee State University 

2003-06 Adjunct Instructor of Art Watkins College of Art & Design, Nashville, TN 

2001 Teaching Assistant to Deborah Kahn and Barbara Rose American University, Washington DC and Italy Programs 


Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN; 

Founding member since 2010 and President 2018 - 2021  

Curator; Draw Three: Works on Paper by Rebecca Morgan, Chris Scarborough, and Trent Miller, May, 2014 

Host/ Preparator of All the Good Times (sound based video installation and performance) by Justin Randolph Thompson and Bradly Dever Treadaway, December 2017 

SECAC member (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference) 

Crossroads Conference, October 2023; Richmond VA, 2023

Panel Chair and Presenter; City Boom or Doom: The Effect of Urban Evolution on Form and Content of Art

FATE member (Foundations in Art, Theory, and Education)

Serious Play Conference, April 2023; Denver, CO


2001- present Guest Artist and Instructor Masterpiece Ministries Org., Youth Art Programs, Lebanon,TN 2008 Exterior Mural and consultation on facilities revitalization for Preston Taylor Ministries, Nashville, TN 


2024 In the Studio, Leu Gallery, Watkins College of Art, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

2023 Artfields, Lake City, SC

Material and Metaphor, Kresge Gallery, Lyon University, Batesville, AR (solo)

2022 Well Received, Gallery 121, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Art of the South, juror Katie Delmez; curator at The Frist Museum; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2021 Chaos and Order, Chauvet Gallery, Nashville, TN 

2020 Twenty Distinctive Women Arts Changing the World, Chauvet Gallery, Nashville, TN 

2018 The Familiar Unknown, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL (solo) 

Ghost of Possibility, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN (solo) 

2017 Flying Solo, Nashville International Airport, TN 

Rise and Fall, Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery, Madison Central Library, WI, (solo) 

2016 General, Particular, Permanent, Passing, The Green Building Gallery, Louisville, KY (solo) 

2015 New Work, two person exhibit with Jodi Hayes, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN 

2014 Patchwork and Frankenstein, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN (solo) 

What’s in the Matter?”, Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

Of Things to Come, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN 

2013 New Paintings and Collaborative Installation with Angela Burks, Twist Gallery, Nashville, TN 

Seamless, Three Person Exhibit, Du Mois Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

Squint: Waking Dreams of Caffeinated Hippies, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY

2012 Dog is in the Details, Coop Collective Exchange Show, Grizzly Grizzly Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

The Waking, Group Exhibit, Du Mois Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

2011 I Want/ I Need, New Work & Collaborative Installation with Angela Burks, Twist Gallery, Nashville, TN 

2010 Facing the Animal, Mandy Rogers Horton and Angela Burks, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 

2009 Mandy Rogers Horton and Rocky Horton: Drawings and Paintings, Twist Gallery, Nashville,TN 

2008 Tennessee Abstract Painting, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN (catalogue) 

 Luminous Things, Volunteer State College, Gallatin, TN (solo) 

2007 Reconfigured, The Basement Gallery, Knoxville, TN 

 Luminous Things, Twist Gallery, Nashville, TN (solo) 

 Gambit Series, Nashville, TN, November, 2006 and May 2007 

PRESS 2015 

 Joe Nolan, “Crawl Space: Cool against the Cold,” January 30, 2015 

 Karen Parr-Moody, “In a Room Full of Rooms” October, 2015 2014

 MiChelle Jones, “Imagined Interiors,” The Tennessean, 12/10/2014 

Tina Gionis, Nashville Visual Arts Blog, December 2014 ed-media-artist.html 2011 Joe Nolan, Critic’s Pick, The Nashville Scene, December 2011 2009 

 Tennessee Abstract Painters, Catalog, Essay by Weirich, Jochen, Curator, Cheekwood Museum of Art, 2009 


Janet and Jim Ayers 

Emily Leonard and Sloan Southard 

Rae Anne Rubinstein 

 Pinnacle Financial Partners, Nashville, TN 

The Omni Hotel, Nashville, TN 

Twelve Twelve, Nashville, TN 

The Viridian Building, Nashville, TN 

The Conrad Hotel, Nashville, TN