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Devin Troy Strother


Devin Troy Strother is known for his intricate alternative narratives in a variety of mediums (mixed-media, sculpture, neon, and installation). He finds inspiration in snippets of overheard conversations, movies, television, music, stand-up comedy podcasts, and the work of numerous canonic artists such as Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, and Henri Matisse (whose cutouts are put in mind by Strother’s exuberant collage constructions). Strother likes to incorporate humor and language relevant to his peers and does not shy from the outrageous; his titles often serving as the punch line.

Strother received his BFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in 2009. He completed a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine in 2010. His works are in the permanent collections of: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and the Studio Museum in Harlem. They are also in prominent private collections all over the world.

Work by Strother will be exhibited at Richard Heller Gallery's booth at the Dallas Art Fair, G16, Level 1, April 7 - 9, 2017.

Work currently in "Juxtapoz x Superflat" exhibition, co-curated by Takashi Murakami and Juxtapoz's Editor, Evan Pricco, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Photo credit: SoulPancake



Born
Born in 1986, West Covina, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education
2010
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2009
BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Exhibitions
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
It's a Kickback, Not a Party, Yes, Please & Thank You (a Richard Heller Gallery project space), Los Angeles, CA

2015    
They Should've Never Given You Niggas Money, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Space Jam, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

2014    
New Shit, Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013    
Look at all My Shit, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
I Just Landed in Rome, Marlborough Broome Street, New York, NY
Stretching Mind and Space, (two person show with Austin Eddy), Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dance Dance Dance, Galeria Marlborough, Madrid, Spain
It’s Your World, Boo (two-person show with Gina Beavers), Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

2012
Front, Back, Side to Side, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
She think she cute and shit / Pictures from Africa, Art Copenhagen, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gurrrrl You Know I'm Just Takin About That Composition, Gurrrrl what'chu You Know About That Post Contemporary, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
The Me and You, Your Mother and Maybe Even Your Cousin Too & The Hey Sister, Soul Sister Go Sister, Whoa Sister, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Don’t Be Actin’ A Fool in the Club/Stuntin’ Like My Daddy, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
UNTITLED, Miami, Miami Beach, FL (Upcoming)
Juxtapoz x Superflat exhibition, co-curated by Takashi Murakami and Juxtapoz's Editor, Evan Pricco, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2016/2017)
EXPO CHICAGO, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Juxtapoz x Superflat exhibition, co-curated by Takashi Murakami and Juxtapoz's Editor, Evan Pricco, Pivot Art & Culture Center, Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
Volta 12, Richard Heller Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2015    
UNTITLED, Miami, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, FL
EXPO CHICAGO, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Behold! The Blob, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Hard Edged: Geometrical Abstraction and Beyond, California African American Museum (August 2015 - April 2016)
The Negative Hand, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Wavvy Wavvy, The Drain, Los Angeles, CA
You won't believe (...), Galerie Division, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2014  
NSFW, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Walk-ins Welcome, Marlborough Broome Street, New York, NY
Early Man, The Hole, New York, NY
Splinter Field, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Broadway Morey Boogie, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
In the Office of the Drunken Monkey, TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Positivilly Marvillainous, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
#MiniMansion, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Joyride, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
Barn Swallows, Art Speak, Vancouver, BC

2013    
Miami Project, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, FL
The Christmas Show, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Meet Your Maker, Bleeker Street Arts Club, New York, NY
Diffrent Strokes, Small Paintings and Intimate Performances, Louis B. James, New York, NY
Faux Life, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Summer Reading, The Hole, New York, NY
It’s Your World Boo, Two person exhibition, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
The Armory Show, Richard Heller Gallery, New York, NY
In Case We Don’t Die, Curated by Bibi Katholm, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA
S’ren Assenholt, Paco Pomet, Devin Troy Strother, “Art Herning Fair”, Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chicken or Beef? The Hole, New York, NY

2012
The Armory Show, Richard Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Miami Project, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, FL
Untitled Art Fair, Monya Rowe Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Platform, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Voices of Home, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
Yeah, We Friends and Shit, Josee Bienvenu Galllery, New York, NY
Zagga Zow, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Jacolby Satterwhite and Devin Troy Strother, Monya Rowe Gallery, NY

2011
Art Platform, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
December Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Harlem Postcards Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, November
From Where You Just Arrived: Paintings from New York & Los Angeles, organized by Ryan Schneider & Jonas Wood, Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Move, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
From Where You Just Arrived, Curated by Ryan Schneider and Jonas Wood, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
Human Nature, Curated by Richard Heller, Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain
The February Show, Ogilvy and Mather, New York, NY
The Armory Show, Richard Heller Gallery, New York, NY
First Class/Second Class, Curated by Leah Oates, Asya Geisberg, New York, NY

2010
Peaceable Kingdom, Curated by David Pagel, Beacon Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Stranger Than Fiction, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
The Pulse Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, FL
The Armory Show, Richard Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2009
The Pulse Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, FL
Graduate Front Wall, Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2008
Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2007
Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Mendahal Sobeski Gallery, Pasadena, CA

Selected Bibliography
2016
SFAQ, “Devin Troy Strother In Conversation with Lindsay Preston Zappas,” Volume 2, Issue 4
Contrast Magazine, “Devin Troy Strother – The Name of Things,” Lila Lee

2015    
Profile: Devin Troy Strother, The Fine Print Magazine, Muhan Zhang, December 16, 2015
Artsy, 50 Must-See Artworks at NADA, PULSE, UNTITLED., and ART MIAMI, Alexxa Gotthardt, December 5
Autre, Highlights from the 2015 Untitled Art Fair in Miami Beach, Scout MacEachron, December 4
Miami Herald, Art Basel: Untitled Art Fair Opens with Strong Showing of Emerging Contemporary Artists, Ricardo Mor, December 1
LA Canvas, Mo’ Money, Mo’ Art: The Psychedelic Mind Trip of Devin Troy Strother, Jose Picon, November 13
Los Angeles Times, Critic’s Choice: "Artist Devin Troy Strother’s raucous, rollicking extravaganza in Santa Monica," David Pagel, November 3
Art in America, Devin Troy Strother, Austin Considine, April 3
The New York Times, Devin Troy Strother: ‘Space Jam,’ Roberta Smith, February 5
Complex, Jumpman: Artist Devin Troy Strother Takes Off - Re-examining the legend of Michael Jordan in Strother's Space Jam exhibition, January 15
Vice, Artist Devin Troy Strother Doesn't Want to Talk About Being Black, Jack Sokol, January 12
BLOUINARTINFO, “5 Must See Gallery Shows in New York: Devin Troy Strother, Lucy Kim, and More,” Scott Indrisek, January 12
T Magazine - The New York Times Style Magazine, “The Artist Devin Troy Strother Turns to Michael Jordan – and Joan Miró,” by Alexandria Symonds, January 8
Artnews, “Devin Troy Strother Will Transform Marlborough Chelsea Into a Basketball Court this Saturday,” Dan Duray, January 7
Juxtapoz, “Devin Troy Strother “Space Jam” @ Marloborough Chelsea, NYC,” January 7

2014    
BLOUINARTINFO, “Afros, Abstraction, and Photographic Experimentation at Untitled,” Scott Indrisek, December 3
Artspace, Artist Devin Troy Strother on Why Michael Jordan and Gerhard Richter Belong in the Same Conversation, Noelle Bodick, July 18

2013    
The New York Times, Devin Troy Strother: “I Just Landed in Rome”, Ken Johnson, December 5
The Los Angeles Times, Review: Devin Troy Strother’s comical works exude smart exuberance, David Pagel, October 3
GQ Magazine, “New Artists We Love,” October 15
Bullett, Art & Design, Artist Devin Troy Strother on Race, the American Experience, and ‘Goosebumps'”, Zio Baritaux, September 6
The Huffington Post, Arts & Culture, Devin Troy Strother talks Beyonce, Punk Music and the expectations of making ‘Heavy Black’ art, Priscilla Frank, April 3

2012
The Los Angeles Times, Review: We’re all just paper dolls in Devin Troy Strother’s hands, David Pagel, September 28
The Huffington Post, Arts, “'Not Dead Yet' 10 Questions for Devin Troy Strother, Tracy Harnish, March 28
Modern Painters, “Introducing: Devin Troy Strother,” Scott Indrisek, May, reproduction
Modern Painters/Artinfo.com blog, Modern Painters Daily, Shot at Armory: Devin Troy Strother, Editors, March 9, reproduction
NY Arts Magazine, “30 Artists To Watch in 2012: Part III,” Evan J. Garza, March, reproduction
Modern Painters, Reviews in Brief, “Devin Troy Strother,” Editors, Vol. XXIV No. 1, February
Beautiful Decay Magazine, Devin Troy Strother interview, pages 26-39

2011
Time Out New York, “Arts,” Critic’s Picks, Editors, September 29, Issue 830
The New York Times, “Weekend Arts,” Devin Troy Strother, Holland Cotter, September 16

2010
The Los Angeles Times, Art, “Art Review: Devin Troy Strother at Richard Heller Gallery,” David Pagel, September 23

2009
Kanye West’s Blog, Artist Devin Troy Strother, Kanye West, October 1

Grants
2009
Art Center Scholarship

Collections
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY

 


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