De Buck Gallery
Founded in 2011 by David De Buck, De Buck Gallery focuses on contemporary artists, from emerging to mid-career, and is deeply committed to supporting artists’ growth through special projects and exhibitions.
De Buck Gallery supports a vibrant contemporary program of narrative, identity-based art, primarily focused on figurative painting and innovative fiber work. The gallery programming engages contemporary talent such as Devan Shimoyama, Tahnee Lonsdale, Stephen Towns, Hiba Schahbaz, Annan Affotey, Tina Williams Brewer, Gommaar Gilliams and Zak Ové.
Shows such as Shimoyama’s Diamond, Ové’s Canboulay and online Spotlights with Jackie Milad, Tina Williams Brewer and Sheena Rose demonstrate the gallery’s cross-disciplinary approach.
In 2021, the gallery showcased the work of Devan Shimoyama in Diamond , Gommaar Gilliams in If You Were Dreaming, and that of newly represented artist Zak Ové in Canboulay, all of which were successful in-person solo exhibitions. Canboulay, which featured a new series of Ové’s doily paintings, marked the artist’s first exhibition with the De Buck Gallery.
The gallery also staged numerous online exhibitions throughout the year, featuring the work of emerging talents including Jackie Milad and Sheena Rose.
In addition to the gallery’s primary programming, De Buck Gallery launched a Private Online Exhibition Series featuring the work of Turi Simeti and Robert Baras.
In 2021 De Buck Gallery opened a new exhibition space and Artist in Residence program in Saint-Paul de Vence, France welcoming Devan Shimoyama as its first artist in residence. The program extends artists the opportunity to exhibit work in Europe and is committed to fostering relationships with the local community, continuing Saint-Paul de Vence’s legacy as an international artist hub and home to La Maison James Baldwin and the legendary restaurant La Colombe d’Or, which played host to artists including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. In 2022, the residency program will welcome Annan Affotey and present shows by Affotey, Zak Ové, Emilie Stark-Menneg, Koen van den Broek, Philip Colbert and Rob and Nick Carter.