Jo Ann Fleischhauer received her BA from Bates College and BFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She is a recipient of two Individual Artist Grants from the Houston Arts Alliance, City of Houston Initiative Grant, Houston Endowment Grant, as well as grants from Connemara Conservancy, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Buffalo Bayou Artpark, Tacoma Contemporary, and Project Row Houses.
From 2008-2010 she was the Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, UT Health Science Center, Houston. Her recent installations include Leonardo Dialogo (2010) at UT Health Science Center. For Nanogagliato 2012 (Gagliato, Italy), Fleischhauer constructed and exhibited three projects: The Starry Messengers, Through the Torn Paper Screen, and Isabella’s Stair. What Time is It? (2013) transformed a historic clock tower in downtown Houston and Sexual Selection, a re-interpretation of Parasol Project, was installed at the Art League, Houston in 2014. Her most recent project, the sky and the fracture (2015) was exhibited at The Mariago Collective, Houston, and as part of Houston Airport System’s Portable Works Project, eleven parasols from the Parasol Project were permanently installed at George Bush International Airport (2015). She is presently ‘Artist-in-Residence in Neuroaesthetics’ at University of Houston’s College of Engineering.
Jo is currently an Artist-in-Residence in Neuroaesthetics at the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston.