Houston based Cothren Contemporary brings twenty one years of art world experience to the table. Our passion lies in building meaningful relationships between artists and collectors. Through education and exposure to what is possible, we are breaking down the perceived barriers to collecting art, creating the understanding that art is accessible, advocating for a more diverse and equitable representation of artists, and building relationships in a thriving art world. Our mission is to empower you, the collector, to create the unique and sacred art environment in which you will choose to thrive. Representing a wide variety of well established, gallery and museum collected contemporary artists, from Texas, New York, California, Mexico, and around the globe, Cothren Contemporary is uniquely positioned to assist each collector in their creative vision.


In house art gazing, studio tours and ZOOM art conversation available by appointment.
CDC Covid-19 protocols will remain in place.

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5% of profits goes to Children at Risk

Children at Risk is THE public policy non profit, on the forefront of protecting the well being of Texas’ children. Five percent of art commissions received by Cothren Contemporary are donated to Children at Risk. Your sacred space provides their safe space. For more information:

“The Rovie”, by artist Jorge Villarreal

Artist Spotlight

Jorge Villarreal

Cothren Contemporary is excited to represent works by San Antonio based contemporary abstract artist, Jorge Villarreal. His bicultural upbringing, as a Mexican-American straddling cultures between McAllen, Texas and Reynosa, Tamaulipas, MX, and his education in architecture, combined with his curious spirit, talent as a photographer, and his love of experiencing other cultures result in his giving otherwise ordinary things, powerful and uniquely beautiful representation. Jorge is fresh off of a stint as a 2019 Blue Star Contemporary art resident in Berlin, Germany. Inspired by the graffiti’d walls of Berlin, his new, playful abstractions are invigorating examples of his ability to extract beauty from the mundane. The full breadth of his work, including works from his 2018 “Sink” series solo exhibition at La Fototeca de Cuba in Havana, are also available in-house with Cothren Contemporary. Please research Jorge’s career and art offerings, via his website: and inquire with for opportunities to view and collect his work.

Art Happenings

LatinX Abstract 713 to 210
Latin X Abstract 713 to 210

Cothren Contemporary
LatinX Abstract: 713 to 210
Saturday, June 12, 2021
7-10 PM
5016 Allen
Houston, Texas 77007

Gao Hang Instant Gratification
Withstand: LatinX Art in Times of Conflict

Withstand: LatinX Art in Times of Conflict
April 30-October 17, 2021
Holocaust Museum Houston

Book Club

We Are Here book cover

Cothren Contemporary’s relaunch in the HTX, with “LatinX Abstract: 713 to 210”, finds abundant inspiration from Jasmin Hernandez’ “WE ARE HERE Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World”. Jasmin Hernandez is the founder of Gallery Gurls, and continues to be an important force for women and bipoc representation in the contemporary art world. Much gratitude to Fabian Flores LatinX Publishing for putting this book on our radar! Check FFP out, for all the fab LatinX reads you can dream of, at and @fabianflorespublishing. “WE ARE HERE”, available at Learn more about Jasmin Hernandez and Gallery Gurls at and @gallerygurls. Enjoy!

Nude Palette A Volley - book cover
Nude Palette A Volley - first page

Cothren Contemporary is incredibly excited to share this week’s art book favorite, highlighting contemporary artist Jill Moser and poet Anna Maria Hong’s collaboration, “Nude Palette A Volley”! Available online at and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC. We love flipping through these pages for a quick mood lift. It is quite literally a dose of juicy art therapy! Enjoy!