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Dean Monogenis
05.06.2014 – 07.09.2014

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Profil Dean Monogenis

Dean Monogenis, geboren 1973 in New York, studierte am School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Einzelausstellungen unter anderem in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Athen, Genf, Montevideo (Uruguay).

Preise und Auszeichnungen:

FLOW.14: Commission for outdoor sculpture by Bronx Museum of Arts, Randall's Island Park Alliance and Made Event: Randall's Island Park, New York, NY

Artist in the Market Place (AIM) Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts: Bronx, NY

CCA Andratx, Artist in Residence: Mallorca, Spain

Anderson Ranch Editions: Snowmass Village, Co
The Fountainhead Residency: Miami, FL

Dyson Artist in Residence - Pace University, Pleasantville, NY


Place in Mind, Xippas Arte Contemporaneo: Montevideo, Uruguay

View Break, Galerie Xippas: Paris, France
Shaping the Distance, Xippas Art Contemporain: Geneva, Switzerland

Dream or Memory or Builded Stone, Galerie Xippas: Athens, Greece
Before the Body, Walter Maciel Gallery Los Angeles
VOLTA w/ Walter Maciel Gallery: New York, NY

Morgan Lehman Gallery: New York, NY

Above the Railing, Above the World, Collette Blanchard Gallery: New York, NY
Farthest Sometimes, Walter Maciel Gallery: Los Angeles, CA

Monument for Ascent, Choate Gallery, Pace University: Pleasantville, NY

High Rise Vista, Stux Gallery: New York, NY
New Work, Walter Maciel Gallery: Los Angeles, CA

New Paintings, Stux Gallery: New York, NY

Scapism, Riva Gallery: New York, NY

American- European Art Associates, Inc: New York
Farrell Pollock Fine Arts/Bingo Hall: Brooklyn, NY

Farrell Pollock Fine Arts/Bingo Hall: Brooklyn, NY


Land Ho: With Pepa Prieto, Circuit 12 Contemporary: Dallas, Texas


The New York Moment, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne: Saint- Etienne, France
FLOW.14, Randall's Island Park: New York, NY
Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art, Schneider Museum of Art: Ashland, OR
Illusions of a Perfect Utopia: Contemporary Landscape, Walter Maciel Gallery: Los Angeles, CA
The Presence of Absence, Skylight Gallery: New York, NY

Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of Art/Wave Hill: Bronx, NY
10 Years Anniversary Show, Gallery Poulsen: Copenhagen, Denmark
Private Choice, Selection FIAC: Paris, France
Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts: Walnut Creek, CA
Patch Box Project, Cargo: Rome, Italy
Destination, Mykonos Biennale: Mykonos, Greece
Summer Group Show, Xippas Gallery: Athens, Greece
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art: Santa Monica, CA
Vertigo, Xippas Art Contemporain: Geneva, Switzerland
Escape Velocity, Mirus Gallery: San Francisco, CA

Wild Things- Angels Gate Cultural Center: San Pedro, CA
Surface Pattern- Circuit 12 Contemporary: Dallas, TX
Alternate Landscapes- Artsource Consulting, 101 California Street Lobby: San Francisco, CA

Size Matters, Walter Maciel Gallery: Los Angeles, CA
Acquisitions 2009- 2011- Federal Reserve Board: Washington, DC
Deconstructing Nature - Hunterdon Art Museum: Clinton, NJ

Future Tense: Landscape in Transition - Stephan Stoyanov: Gallery:New York, NY
Skeptical Landscapes - Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts:Amherst, MA
Inspiration Unlimited - Walter Maciel Gallery, Pacific Design Center: Los Angeles, CA
Lost Horizon - ARTJAIL: New York, NY
A Separate Peace - McNeil Art Group Project Space: New York, NY

Pollitical Draw - Walter Maciel Gallery: Los Angeles, CA

Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape - Neuberger Museum of Art: Purchase, NY
Lost Horizon - Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts: Amherst, MA

Landscape Perspectives - Art + Industry: Palm Springs, CA
Benefit Auction for the Grennpoint YMCA - Supreme Trading: Brooklyn, NY
Six Degrees of Separation 2: The Inner Workings of Cold Contact - Stux Gallery: New York, NY
Cityscape - Walter Maciel Gallery: Los Angeles, CA
Deluge - Bucheon Gallery: San Francisco, CA
Native Spirit - Supreme Trading: Brooklyn, NY
Real Art Today: A Salon Celebration - 92nd Street Y, Makor-Steinhardt Center:New York, NY

Postcards From the Edge - Robert Miller Gallery: New York, NY
Beautiful Dreamer -Spaces Gallery: Cleveland, OH
Everland - Annina Nosei Gallery: New York, NY
Culture Vulture - Jack the Pelican Presents: Brooklyn, NY
Grand Tour - Gallery MC, Macedonian Cultural Society: New York, NY

Faces and Figures - Elga Wimmer Gallery: New York, NY
Drawing - 473 Broadway, NY Arts Magazine Gallery : New York, NY
Stream - Rare Gallery: New York, NY
Emerging Artists - Merrill Lynch Financial Center: New York, NY

Cool Places - Priska C. Juschka Fine Art: Brooklyn, NY

Antonio Battaglia - Arte Contemporanea: Milan, Italy

Gala Benefit for the Brooklyn Museum of Art: Brooklyn, NY
Watch Me Now - American- European Art Associates, Inc: New York, NY

Dean Monogenis



Statement des Künstlers zum Werk:

"Besides their practical usage, I had never regarded buildings or architecture as more than symbols or monuments to someone else's memory or beliefs. This changed after witnessing the fall of the world trade center. Subsequent to that day, I began to see buildings organically in terms of birth and death. Interestingly the post 9/11 period was the beginning of a world wide building boom. At the time I lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the breadth and pace of this development felt like an invasion. Buildings grew nearly over night like mushrooms or mold before my very eyes. I found it simultaneously engaging and frightening. The instinctual necessity to develop every last inch of real estate was palpable. Buildings that sprouted up would often supplant or sit next to an older building with little regard for continuity or urban planning. There was a strong sense that these decisions were made out of expedience and practical necessity with little oversight. After overcoming my initial shock, I began to distance myself and consider the situation aesthetically. I interpreted the randomness as more akin to the shantytowns in Jamaica or the Favelas in Rio. I took notice of the simplicity and planer forms of the skeletal structures as they ascended upward. Brightly colored building materials like netting and scaffolding, became interesting to me. I thought if there was a way to distill the temporary and all its ephemera, isolating key pieces into my work, then I would be able to elevate the visual indicators that speak to this period of transformation.

The concept of transformation -- in theory and practice -- has a firm place in my painting. Though my work looks highly rendered, I employ an active process of editing. Normally, I paint on wood or plastic panels employing customized stencils. Utilizing the dialogue established between different painting techniques, these stencil-applied graphic elements are integrated with areas that I paint freehand. Line, edge, and texture are very important to me as well. To accentuate these formal concerns I often paint things like the sky last, which creates a shallow, imbedded quality to the painted imagery underneath. The effect works to maximize the visual tension on the painted surface, challenging the logic of what naturally should be in front and behind. As the picture develops there inevitably comes a point for revision, that I achieve by sanding and reworking areas to bring them back to a zero state. This ability to erase allows me to maintain precision without forfeiting spontaneity and improvisation."

Dean Monogenis