DeShawn Dumas

CV

Education

2008 BFA Indiana University

2016 MFA/MA Pratt Institute

 

Teaching

AICAD Postgraduate Teaching Fellow at San Francisco Art Institute (2017-2019)

Pratt Institute, Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn NY (2015)

School of Visual Arts, Guest Lecturer, New York NY (2013-2014)

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019  “Black Light,” Museum of the African Diaspora, CA, San Francisco

2017 “Holocene Extinction” Ethan Cohen, New York, NY

2013 “Future Primitive” Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY

2011 “Say whatever you Like…Just Obey” East One Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009 “People as Shapes” Aeon Logic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019  “Black Boy Fly,” Bass and Reiner,  California, San Francisco

2018   Volta 14, Ethan Cohen, Switzerland, Basel

“Introductions 2018″, Trestle Gallery, New York, Brooklyn

2017  Art Miami, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

“Orphans of Painting,” Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

“The Future is Abstract,” Harvey B. Gannt Center for African American Arts and Culture

Charlotte, NC

“Art Remixed” Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

2016 “Different Americans,” Podgorica, Montenegro

“Neo-Icon” Dukley Art Center, Kotor, Montenegro

“I saw a rib” Hozhoni Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ

2015 Context Art Miami, Ethan Cohen, Miami, FL

“In The Cloud” Ethan Cohen, New York, NY

“Paintings in Trees” Brooklyn, NY

2014 “BBBBBreeze” Ethan Cohen, New York, NY

“Ten-year anniversary celebration” Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY

“Triangles” Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY

2013 “Paperazzi” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

“objects in the mirror are closer than they appear” Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

“Pushing Painting Paradigms” curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Rutgers University

“Materiality” ED. VARIE, New York, NY

“Summer Snacks” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011“The Pratt Harlem Project” New York, NY

“View from the top” Windows Gallery, New York, NY

2010 “Abstract Lands” Paula Barr Gallery, New York,

“Inspirational leaders” Aeon Logic Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009- Antagonist Art Gallery, Manhattan New York

NoHo Art walk, Manhattan New York

2008 2nd Year BFA Exhibition, Bloomington, IN

2007 1st Year BFA Exhibition, Bloomington, IN

 

 Bibliography
Collection of Peggy Copper Cafritz, “Fired Up and Ready to Go! Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art”
John Mendelsohn,  “DeShawn Dumas: Holocene Extinction” artcrtical.com
Cameron Brinitzer “DeShawn Dumas: Interview” painters-table.com
Mary Negro, “The World isn’t a monochrome: In the studio with deshawn dumas,” artcritical.com
Howard Hurst, “No One Likes a Sunday Painter,” hyperallergic.com
Polistena, Joyce, “Straining for Order Out of Chaos: the Paintings of Deshawn Lamar Dumas,” A symposium Faith, Identity, and History: Modern and Contemporary African-American Art Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art/Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
Quagliata Gail “You Can Talk About Whatever You Like Whenever or Wherever you Like Just Obey,” prattsuccess.com

Artist Talks

2018  San Francisco Institute of Art, Abstraction & Afro Pessimism, San Francisco CA

2015 Sarah Lawrence College, The Sacred and Profane at the intersection of land and sky/culture and militarism, Westchester NY