Devan Shimoyama
  • b. 1989 November 24
  • Philadelphia, PA
Teaching
  • Full Time Faculty, Assistant Professor of Art (2015-Present), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Full Time Faculty, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art (2014-15),
         Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 
 
Education
  • 2014 Yale University School of Art M.F.A. Painting/Printmaking 
  • 2011 Penn State University B.F.A. Drawing/Painting
 
Residencies
  • 2018 The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
  • 2017 La Brea Studio Artist Residency, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015 Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY
 
Awards/Grants
  • 2013 Al Held Fellowship - Yale School of Art
  • 2011 Gerald Davis Prize - Pennsylvania State University
  • 2011 Margaret Giffen Schoenfelder Memorial Scholarship – Penn State           University
Solo Exhibitions
  • 2021 All The Rage, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
  • 2019 We Named Her Gladys, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2019 Shh..., De Buck Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2019 Mighty Mighty: The Barbershop Project, Cultural DC, Washington, D.C.
  • 2018 Cry, Baby, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2017 Sweet, De Buck Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2017 Solo Booth @ PULSE Miami Beach w/ Samuel Freeman Gallery
  • 2017 Solo Booth @ Independent NY w/ Stems Gallery
  • 2016 Solo Booth @ PULSE Miami Beach w/ Samuel Freeman Gallery
  • 2016 Myth and Body, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY (w/ Rachel Stern)
  • 2016 Devan Shimoyama, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY 
  • 2016 Devan Shimoyama|Salamon Huerta, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015 Hocus Pocus, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh, PA
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2020 Sound and Color, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2020 Tell Me Your Story, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • 2019 The Hoodie, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, The. Netherlands
  • 2019 Punch, Deitch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2019 Men of Change. Power. Triumph. Truth., The Smithsonian (Traveling), New York, NY
  • 2018 Parallel Lives, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2018 LOVE 2018: Purple Hearts, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2017 Fictions, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • 2016 Bedazzled, Lehman College Gallery, Bronx, NY
  • 2016 The Soul of Black Art: A Collector's View, Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2016 Cultural Landscapes, The Fed Galleries at KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2016 Introspective, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
  • 2015 Love is Love, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2015 It Does and It Doesn't, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
  • 2015 UNLOADED, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb, IL
  • 2015 Realities in Contemporary Video Art, Screening, Fondation des Etats Unis, Paris
  • 2015 PaperRoute 66, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
  • 2014 People Staring, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Press/Publications
  • February 2018 these glittery queer paintings confront the toxic masculinity of black barbershops, Andre Wheeler, i-D Magazine
  • February 2018, Meet Five Amazing Artists Challenging Art World Paradigms, Maya Harder-Montoya, Posture Magazine 
  • December 2017 From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year, Holland Cotter, New York Times
  • April 2017 Devan Shimoyama's Fearless Paintings of the Queer Black Experience, Diana Shi, Creators Project
  • June 2016 A Drop of Sun Under the Earth: Devan Shimoyama's Mythological Black Queer Masculinity, Emily Colucci, Filthy Dreams
  • January 2016 Critic's Choice 'Devan Shimoyama|Salamon Huerta': Two artists' portraits of the soul, David Pagel, Los Angeles Times
  • February 2015 New American Paintings No. 116, The Open Studios Press
  • April 2014 Yale University is Having Its First All Black Art Show, Alexis Barnes, Vice Magazine
  • April 2014  Awol Erizku Curates First Show of Yale MFA Artists of Color, Ashton Cooper, Bluoin                  ARTINFO – In the Air: Art News & Gossip
  • April/May 2013 New American Paintings No. 105, The Open Studios Press