Joseph Havel is director of the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. In 2010, the Art League of Houston named Joseph Havel as "Texas Artist of the Year." He was born in 1954 in Minneapolis and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Minnesota and a Master of Fine Arts at Penn State University. He has exhibited across the United States and abroad. His bronze sculpture "Exhaling Pearls,” from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, was included in the 1995 exhibition "Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House." Joseph Havel was selected to participate in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and the 2001 Phoenix Triennial. In 2006, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston hosted the exhibition "Joseph Havel: A Decade of Sculpture 1996-2006." In addition to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Havel's work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.