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Dean Dempsey

Dean Dempsey’s work has been exhibited in national and international venues in North America, Europe and Asia, including the Crocker Art Museum (CA), Aperture Gallery (NY), Pasinger-Fabrik (Munich), MC2Gallery (Milan), and Museum of the Americas (D.C.) He is in the permanent collections of several institutions, including the Kinsey Institute, En Foco, and the Crocker Art Museum.

Dean is also an award-winning filmmaker with two feature films, Candy Apple (2015, available on iTunes and Amazon) and Deadman’s Barstool (2018, awaiting distribution). He is represented by Georges Bergès Gallery in New York, New York.

Selected Exhibitions


2018
On view, Georges Berges Gallery, New York, NY. January –
2017
On view, Georges Berges Gallery, New York, NY. January –
2016
“Black”, Two-person exhibit, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY, curated by Kara Brooks. March
On view, Georges Berges Gallery, New York, NY. January – December
2015
On view, Georges Berges Gallery, New York, NY. October – December
2014
“5 Year Anniversary Show”, Evergold Gallery, San Francisco, CA. January
2013
Dean Dempsey, solo-exhibition, BOSI Contemporary, New York, NY. October – November
“And We Carry On”, group exhibition, Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA. August
“En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection”, Venice Arts, Venice, CA. April – May
Vital Signs Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY. February – March
“En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection”, The Arts at CIIS, San Francisco, CA. February – March
Morph, Fowler Arts Collective Gallery, New York, NY. February
2012
“Next Generation: Contemporary American Photography”, Pasinger Fabrik & Amerika Haus, Munich, Germany. October- December
“Art Stays 2012 – 10th Festival of Contemporary Art, with MC2 Gallery”, Ptuj, Slovenia July – Sept.
“En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection”, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. June – August
Juried Exhibition, The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN. May – June
DEAN DEMPSEY, a Solo-Exhibition, MC2Gallery, Milan, Italy. May
“En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection”, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C. March – May
MUTATIO, 2-person Exhibition, BOSI Contemporary, New York, NY. March – April
2011
“En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection”, Light Work, Syracuse, NY. Sept – Jan 2012
In the Dark, a Solo Exhibition, Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY. September
Crocker Art Museum, auction, Sacramento, CA. June
ArtPadSF, Art Fair, San Francisco, CA. May
“Selected Works, a Solo Exhibition”, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA. April
2010
“Mexico+Afuera: Contemporary Mexican/Mexican-American Voices” Aperture Gallery, New York, NY. Sept-Oct
“Counterpoint 2010” Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA. July-August
“Borders” Root Division, San Francisco, CA. July
“En Foco | New Works” Calumet HP Gallery, New York, NY. June-July
“Hospitality House Auction” Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA. April
“Annual Art Sale and Auction” The Lab, San Francisco, CA. March
“Altered” National Juried Experimental Photography Exhibition, The Art Gallery of UWF, Pensacola, FL. January
2009
“What About Me? New Faces of Contemporary Self-Portraiture,” Peanut Gallery, San Francisco, CA. November
“Kitsch Exhibitions” Kitsch Gallery, San Francisco, CA. September and November
“Spring Show” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA. May
“Dislocation, Exploration and Meaning” Gallery 39K, Lahore, Pakistan. April
“The Local” Mission Art Space, San Francisco, CA. April
“Re-Think” Matisonn Burgin: Shoreditch Space, London, UK. March
2007
“Another Country” Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA curated by Laura Swanson and Allan deSouza. November
“The Diversity Project” San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. Spring
“SFAI NOW” Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA. April
“Regeneration” Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. March
2006
“Frybread and Roses” Daily Gallery, Wayland, MI; Cherokee Heritage Center, Park Hill Tahlequah, OK; CounterPULSE Gallery, San Francisco, CA (traveling exhibition)

Awards and Fellowships


2016
Winner of the Winter Film Awards, “New York Perspectives” for Candy Apple
2011
En Foco honorarium, courtesy of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Bronx Council on the Arts and Canson Infinity.
2010
Puffin Foundation Artist Grant
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award nominee
En Foco’s New Works Photography Awards #13 Fellowship, New York City
2009
The International Photography Award
The San Francisco Art Institute Spring Show Award, selected by Julian Myers of SFMOMA
The San Francisco Art Institute Dean’s Award, 2005-2009

Public Collections


Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.
Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN.
En Foco, New York, NY.