Markus Klinko Las Vegas Westgate Elvis Suite opening


Celebrity photographer and artist, Markus Klinko, unveils his latest project with the legendary Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino where his most iconic celebrity images will now be displayed in the Elvis Presley suite. Markus Klinko has photographed music, film, and fashion icons such as Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Billie Eillish, David Bowie, and Beyoncé.

Memory of Beyonce’s first solo album shoot draws celebrity photographer to Houston for show


Markus Klinko's photos of Beyonce, David Bowie, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga will be exhibited in a Houston gallery


Andrew Dansby : January 24, 2023  : Houston Chronicle


Twenty years ago, photographer Markus Klinko lost his pants, but he got the shot. Photography, he’ll tell you, requires both well-laid plans and instant improvisation. When he photographed Beyoncé Knowles in 2003, the shoot required a little of both.


Beyoncé was at the time 22 and quite successful thanks to Destiny’s Child, though hardly the global superstar she is today. Klinko was tasked with capturing an image for “Dangerously in Love,” the first solo recording in what would become a singular career. He’d shot the group when it was a quartet for Vibe magazine a few years earlier. Even then he had a feeling about the then teenage singer from Houston.


“I was above them on a catwalk and her mom was with me,” Klinko says. “I pointed and said, ‘Her, she’s going to be huge.’ Her mom said, ‘We know'.”

Famous photographer Markus Klinko opens at Versace in Brussels

11.03.2022 by Katie Lister


Around thirty works, both physical and digital, by the American photographer are exhibited in the Versace boutique in Brussels.


Considered one of the most prolific photographers of the 2000s, Klinko captured legendary music and entertainment personalities including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Jay Z, Janet Jackson and David Bowie .


The exhibition organized by the Cube Art Fair and curatorially orchestrated by Vogelsang Gallery, which represents Klinko, coincides with the Uptown Tour, a journey that promotes art and design in exceptional places in the European capital.

Check Out New '3D' Heights Art Show This Weekend


by Chris Becker for Houston CityBook

April 25, 2022


3D is the slightly misleading name of Nicole Longnecker Gallery's thought-provoking and intriguingly curated exhibit of sculptural works by four celebrated Texas artists: George Smith, Andy Feehan, Danville Chadbourne and Tim Glover. While all of the art on display is indeed two- or three-dimensional, an additional dimension is present as well, an experience beyond the height, weight and depth of each hanging or freestanding object, inspiring the viewer to see the world in an unforeseen way.

Ricky Armendariz "Set the Woods on Fire" 

IView the art from Richard "Ricky" Armendariz' new exhibit "Set the Woods on Fire" in the Nicole Longnecker Gallery space. 

The exhibit runs through March 19, 2022.  

Conversation with Allan Gorman 

In this Zoom presentation to the Greater St. Louis Artists where Allan shares his background, philosophy, and journey as a painter. 

February 24, 2022

Video tour of "Collected Stories" 

featuring artworks from Floyd Newsum and Meredith "Butch" Jack. The exhibit runs through January 8, 2022.

Houston’s Longnecker Gallery collects new stories in a new space

With the move from Kirby to the northwest side of the Loop, the space has found kindred spirits in collector culture.

October 21, 2021

by Andrew Dansby for the Houston Chronicle.

Dynamic Joint Exhibit at New Heights Gallery Features Works by Two Revered Artists

NICOLE LONGNECKER GALLERY'S highly anticipated fall exhibit Collected Stories, the first show at the gallery's new location in the Heights, opens on Saturday and runs through Jan. 15, 2022. It brings together recent works by two very different Houston artists: Floyd Newsum and Meredith "Butch" Jack.

October 19, 2021

by Chris Becker for HoustonCityBook.

Cara Barer: Transforming Books into Art

Books are becoming increasingly obsolete. Despite centuries of importance, the novel and the encyclopedia alike have given way to the Internet and all of its conveniences. But even books that spend their lives accumulating dust on shelves, books that no one has touched since the 80s, are filled with the potential to teach readers something new, perhaps even about themselves. Through her process of dying and warping old books, Cara Barer helps them realize their potential anew.

March 15, 2021

by Demetra Nikolakais for Musée, Vanguard of Photography Culture.

Cheech Marin tours Houston’s Latino art scene

Cheech Marin got a few laughs in Houston earlier this month, but he was in town on a serious mission. Marin, 72, is now nearly as famous in a different cultural realm as a top collector of Chicano art. He made it to Houston on May 7 and 8, just in time to catch the final days of a show by Einar & Jamex de la Torre at Nicole Longnecker Gallery. A retrospective of the de la Torre brothers’ work will be the first show at the Cheech, as the new center will be called.

May 15, 2019

by Molly Glentzer for the Houston Chronicle.

Floyd Newsum in VAS

Though not a retrospective, but “Past, Present, and Future” by Floyd Newsum includes paintings and drawings from most periods in his 40-year career. More than 30 pieces, several being shown for the first time, trace his evolution from surrealist to expressionist. Through it all his style is consistently bright, playful, purposefully childlike and graphically complex, employing recurring images of dogs, birds, clouds, houses and figures. 

March 23, 2019

Donna Tennant reviews Floyd Newsum in the latest Visual Art Source.

View Works by Two Museum-Class Texas Artists on Colquitt Gallery Row

Rule No. 1, don't tell Floyd Newsum that his art has a Basquiat feel. That kind of talk will net you some serious side-eye from the Houston-based artist and educator, who will be in attendance during the opening reception for "Past, Present, and Future" at Nicole Longnecker Gallery.

February 19, 2019

Susie Tommaney writes about two great exhibits beginning with our own Floyd Newsum.

Angela Davis Johnson in the New York Times

Angela Davis Johnson got a similar response when she showed curators her paintings, which almost always feature black women and fabrics to pay homage to her seamstress mother. One, “An open mouth creek,” depicts a black girl with sad eyes and blue hair whose mouth is shut — though she looks like she wants to talk. It’s a piece that speaks to the silencing of black women throughout history. Ms. Johnson has been told that her work is too political and that she should stay away from race-related issues if she wants to be commercially viable.

December 11, 2018

Kelundra Smith writes about female Atlanta artists at Art Basel Miami 2018.

Group Acorde

Two Performances of Dance and Music

July 13 and July 14, 2017


Group Acorde

Roberta Paixao Cortes, Thomas Helton,

Lindsey McGill, Seth Paynter

In familiar territory, painters stretch

Floyd Newsum is capping one of the biggest seasons of his 40-year career with this elegant show of recent works. The title seems as loaded with symbolism as his dynamic, primitive-spirited works on paper.

January 20, 2017

Molly Glentzer writes about five Houston artists beginning with our own Floyd Newsum..

New Washington Museum to Open with Art by Floyd Newsum

The art world is all abuzz about the soon-to-be-open Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. A piece by Floyd Newsum, an art professor at University of Houston Downtown (this year marks his 40th anniversary as a professor), is part of the Smithsonian's permanent collection and will be on view when the museum opens later this month.

September13, 2016

Susie Tommaney  writes about Floyd Newsum's paintings being included in the newest museum in Washington

When the Ice Melts: The Aftermath

Photographers Cara Barer and Frank Sherwood White contrasting works focus on the future ecology of the Gulf Coast.

February 26, 2016

William Geoffrey Wood interviewed Cara, Frank and Nicole for this article in Houstonia Magazine.

Into The Etheral

Gallery owner Nicole Longnecker recruits a local curator and artists for The Charm of the Spectacle.

July 28, 2015

Nick Esquer  wrote this article in Houstonia Magazine about our exhibit The Charm of the Spectacle

Art Inspired By The Spirit World Connects Three Artists at Nicole Longnecker Gallery

July 15, 2015

Houston Press Art Writer Susie Tommaney  reviewed our exhibit May The Rainbow Always Touch Your Shoulder.

PaperCity Houston

September 2013

We were excited to see our gallery opening and inaugural exhibition featuring Devon Christopher Moore covered by PaperCity's Catherine Anspon.


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