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Devan Shimoyama

Works for the Now, by Queer Artists of Color

Pride Month may have come to a close, but the wide-ranging pieces shown here have staying power. … By Devan Shimoyama, 30, based in Pittsburgh…

Posted 1 month ago | 1 min read

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Devan Shimoyama’s Dazzling Paintings Reimagine Black Masculinity

Devan Shimoyama constructs worlds of mythology and fantasy that refuse to accept the monolithic narratives of Black trauma and despair. His shimmering and multi-layered characters…

Posted 1 month ago | 4 min read

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New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Profiles Revolutionary African American Men

A new traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian presents the narrative of a nation through the profiles of significant African American men who are icons in…

Posted 1 year ago | 2 min read

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Devan Shimoyama featured in ‘After & Because Of’ at IU’s Herron School of Art + Design

The Galleries at Herron School of Art and Design will kick off another summer season Wednesday, June 5, with two group exhibitions – "The Alchemy...

Posted 1 year ago | 1 min read

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The New York Review of Books | Devan Shimoyama’s Vision of a Dazzling Black Future | by Antwaun Sargent

A reading list for black futurity—what might it contain? The paintings in Devan Shimoyama’s “Shh…,” a small recent show at De Buck Gallery in New...

Posted 1 year ago | 9 min read

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GQ.com | Artist Devan Shimoyama Takes on Race and Sexuality With Glitter and Rhinestones

Philadelphia Native Shimoyama is now based in Pittsburgh, where he teaches at Carnegie Mellon University. A Yale M.F.A. graduate, his paintings borrow materials from drag culture—glitter,…

Posted 2 years ago | 3 min read

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5 Outstanding Discoveries at Miami Art Week’s Satellite Fairs | Devan Shimoyama

When you’ve gotten your fill of blue chip contemporary art and seven-figure masterpieces from the mother of all fairs—Art Basel Miami Beach—there are plenty of…

Posted 2 years ago | 7 min read

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NY Times | Seven Artists on the Warhol Influence | Devan Shimoyama

WARHOL’S LEGACY Seven Artists on the Warhol Influence How the Pop master’s experimentation helped them find their own voice. Three decades after Andy Warhol’s death,…

Posted 2 years ago | 14 min read

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NY Times | A Good Year for Younger Artists, Immigrant Citizens and Outrage

Photo: “Snake Baby” (2016), by Devan Shimoyama, whose solo show at the Andy Warhol Museum opens on Oct. 13. In 2018, the United States stands with…

Posted 2 years ago | 6 min read

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Devan Shimoyama’s solo exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum opens this Fall

Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby will mark the first museum solo exhibition of Devan Shimoyama, Philadelphia-born painter and professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Spanning his burgeoning career,…

Posted 2 years ago | 2 min read

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NY Times | From the Personal to the Political, 19 Artists to Watch Next Year

Devan Shimoyama’s painting “Shape Up and a Trim” (2017) is on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem’s survey of work by emerging artists. Credit De Buck…

Posted 3 years ago | 5 min read

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NBC News | Gay artist reimagines the ‘hyper-masculine’ black barbershop

As a young, black kid growing up in a predominately white neighborhood in Philadelphia, Devan Shimoyama first remembers hearing the term “sweet” being used in...

Posted 3 years ago | 5 min read

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Devan Shimoyama’s current exhibition makes the top of the list for Artnet’s unmissable shows this month.  

 2. “Devan Shimoyama: Sweet” at De Buck Gallery Devan Shimoyama’s self-portraiture is a joyous representation of the black queer male body. In his first show at De...

Posted 3 years ago | 1 min read
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