Jon Revett

Associate Professor of Art - Painting and Drawing
Art Program Director

Office: Mary Moody Northen Hall, Room 271
Phone: 806-651-2792

Professional Profile

Revett joined the WTAMU faculty as the Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing in 2013, after several years as an instructor. He received his M.F.A., M.A., and B.F.A. degrees in Studio Art from WTAMU.

Teaching and Related Service

Revett has taught at the collegiate level since 2004, and taught a wide variety of courses, including all levels of Painting, Drawing, Art History, Design, Computer Art, Sculpture, and Contemporary Practices.

Revett has taught at West Texas A&M University, Amarillo College, and the Art Center Design College in Albuquerque, where he was awarded Teacher of the Term twice.

Revett has also organized several galleries, and has hung countless art shows. He currently maintains the WT Experimental Gallery at Sunset Center in Amarillo, and co-coordinates most department exhibitions.

Research and Creative Activity

Revett is a prolific artist, and consistently shows his work on a national level. He has participated in multiple solo and juried art shows, and has curated group exhibitions for fifteen years. His work is in the collection of several institutions, and many private collections. While his preferred method of expression is abstract painting, he is proficient in a wide variety of media and styles.

Revett has extensive knowledge of Robert Smithson’s Amarillo Ramp, a famous work of Land Art twenty miles north of Amarillo. He was the official tour guide for several years, and still does tours for international visitors on a regular basis. As a result, he also has made substantial connections in the professional art world.

Personal Sketch

Revett is well known in the Amarillo art scene, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He has had along history with West Texas A&M University, along with many local art institutions. He was born in Germany, grew up in Austin, and lived in New Mexico for several years, but he is an Amarillo local and plans to use his position to strengthen the relationship between university and community.