Danielle Dean

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Danielle Dean is a visual artist. She works in drawing, installation, performance and video. She has exhibited in London and in the United States; her work was included in an exhibition at the Hammer Museum focusing on new or under-recognized artists working in Los Angeles.[1][2] She has received grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and Creative Capital.[3][4]

Life and education[edit]

Dean took a BA in fine arts from Central Saint Martins in London in 2006, and completed an MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in 2012.[5] In 2012 she was an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and in 2013 was part of the independent study program of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City; between 2014 and 2016 she was an artist-in-residence at the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Texas.[5]


Dean's work explores "the colonization of the mind and body through media and cultural production, engaging their relationship to capital accumulation."[6]


Dean has had solo exhibitions at the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen,[7] the Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit,[8] the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit,[9][10] the Studio Museum in Harlem,[11] and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles.[12]


Her work is included in the museum of the Stedelijk Museum,[failed verification][13] the Hammer Museum,[14] the Whitney Museum and the Kadist Foundation.[15][16] and has been reviewed in publications such as ArtForum and ARTnews.[17]

She is currently represented by Commonwealth and Council in Los Angeles,[18][19] and 47 Canal in New York.[citation needed]


Dean is currently an Assistant professor in Visual Art at the University of California, San Diego.[20] She has previously taught at the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.[21]




  1. ^ Finkel, Jori (February 19, 2014). "Artists Named For Hammer Biennial". New York Times – via LexisNexis.
  2. ^ Butler, Connie (2014). Made in L.A. 2014. Munich and Los Angeles: Delmonico, an imprint of Prestel and Hammer Museum.
  3. ^ a b "Rema Hort Mann Foundation Announces 2014 Los Angeles Emerging Artist Grantees". artforum.com. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "Odd Jobs: Danielle Dean". DAILY SERVING. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Focus | The Studio Museum in Harlem". www.studiomuseum.org. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  6. ^ "About – Danielle Dean". Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  7. ^ "Ludwig Forum". Ludwig Forum. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  8. ^ "Danielle Dean: A Portrait of True Red | Cranbrook Art Museum". cranbrookartmuseum.org. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  9. ^ "Danielle Dean True Red Ruin". MOCAD. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  10. ^ "Matthew Biro on Danielle Dean". www.artforum.com. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  11. ^ "Focus". The Studio Museum in Harlem. September 11, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  12. ^ Campbell, Andy (February 4, 2017). "Commonwealth and Council". www.artforum.com. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  13. ^ "Stedelijk Museum Works to Close Gender Gap in Its Collection". www.artforum.com. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  14. ^ "Danielle Dean | Hammer Museum". hammer.ucla.edu. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  15. ^ "True Red – Kadist". Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  16. ^ "Danielle Dean". visarts.ucsd.edu. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  17. ^ Howe, David Everitt (November 1, 2018). "Danielle Dean". ARTnews.com. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  18. ^ Fragoza, Carribean (January 30, 2020). "An Uncommon Bond: The Influential L.A. Gallery Commonwealth and Council Favors Camaraderie Over Business as Usual". ARTnews.com. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  19. ^ "Commonwealth and Council / Danielle Dean". Commonwealth and Council. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  20. ^ "Danielle Dean". visarts.ucsd.edu. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  21. ^ "2016-2017 Visiting Faculty". CalArts School of Art. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  22. ^ "Commonwealth and Council". www.commonwealthandcouncil.com. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  23. ^ "Danielle Dean: Hexafluorosilicic". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  24. ^ Villarreal, Ignacio. "The Studio Museum delves into the many tones and gradations of "black" in its fall/winter exhibition season". artdaily.com. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  25. ^ "Commonwealth and Council". commonwealthandcouncil.com. Retrieved March 11, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  26. ^ "Announcing the 2015 Creative Capital Artists: $4,370,000 Awarded to 46 Moving Image and Visual Arts Projects - Creative Capital Blog". blog.creative-capital.org. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  27. ^ "Danielle Dean". www.remahortmannfoundation.org. Rema Hort Mann Foundation. Retrieved March 11, 2017.

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