New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Profiles Revolutionary African American Men

June 14, 2019

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 the country’s historical and cultural landscape. “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” launches a three-year, 10-city national tour at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati Aug. 17. The […] | Artist Devan Shimoyama Takes on Race and Sexuality With Glitter and Rhinestones

January 19, 2019

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, feathers, and rhinestones—and explore issues related to race, masculinity, and illusions of wealth. His debut solo museum exhibition, Cry, Baby, is at the Andy Warhol Museum through March 2019. Come back […]

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

December 14, 2018

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 opportunities to branch out beyond the convention center to one of dozens of satellite fairs spread across the city. There, you’ll find plenty of excitement, from up-and-coming artists with loads […]

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

November 6, 2018

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, he remains one of America’s most provocative artists. His influence on popular culture is so pervasive that each emerging art movement after him has had to grapple with Warhol’s focus […]

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

September 7, 2018

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 dukes up against much of the world. And a scan of the upcoming art season suggests that museums are tightening borders too. Where are the big shows of art from […]

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

June 5, 2018

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, this exhibition includes painting, photography and sculpture, and a series of new works that will be on view for the first time. His work challenges cliché with daring and personal […]

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

January 16, 2018

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 Gallery, New York In its 2001 exhibition “Freestyle,” the Studio Museum in Harlem ushered a brilliant batch of emerging artists of African and Latino descent onto the art world’s main stage. To […]

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

November 28, 2017 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 a positive context. “The term ‘sweet’ had been used by white friends as something more like ‘cool’ or ‘awesome,’” Shimoyama told NBC News.  "Crowned" by Devan Shimoyama is part of [...]

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