Overview

I am a painter who works in the gaps of experience and in the closeness of things seemingly far apart. Where intimacy leads to transcendence, and foggy dreams can feel the truest.

 

— Damien H. Ding

Damien H. Ding (Singaporean b. 1992, Nanping, China) received his BA at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.

 

Ding’s work has been exhibited internationally at Afternoon Projects, Vancouver, CA; Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL; Denny Dinim Gallery, Hong Kong; Backyard Ghost Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Spazio Amanita, New York, NY; The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA; Z/H Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Fox Garden, Richmond, VA, and List Gallery, Swarthmore, PA. The artist lives and works in New York, NY.

Biography

Born in Nanping, China in 1992

Lives and works in New York City, USA

 

Education

 

2021

MFA, Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Richmond, VA

2018

BA, Art History, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2021

The Anderson Gallery, ‘Difficult Paintings’, Richmond, VA

 

Braverman Gallery, ‘Selfish Paintings’, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018

List Gallery, ‘Weird Paintings’, Swarthmore, PA

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2022

Galerie Marguo, ‘The Hearing Trumpet Part II’, curated by Danielle Shang, Paris, France

 

Steven Zevitas Gallery ‘J You Had Me At Hello: New American Paintings 2022 Review’, Boston, MA

 

Alexander Berggruen, ‘The Natural World Part II’, New York, NY

  Denny Dimin Gallery, ‘Lunarian’, Hong Kong, China
  Vancouver, ‘Banquette, Afternoon Projects’, Canada
2021 Backyard Ghost Projects, ‘Write Your Own Script’, curated by Annette Hur, Brooklyn, NY
  Spazio Amanita ‘The Loneliest Sport’, curated by Jacob Hyman and Caio Twombly, NY
  The Anderson Gallery, ‘The Cardinal Club’, curated by Bella Kubo, Richmond, VA
2020 Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, ‘More Pain’, Richmond, VA
  ‘Within Global Isolation: Asian Artists in America’, Online Exhibition curated by Chandler Allen and Hongzheng Han, USA
  Z/H Projects, ‘Art For No Kid Hungry Benefit Exhibition’, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Fox Garden, ‘Daisy Chain’, curated by Martha Glenn, Richmond, VA
  Z/H Projects, ‘Playground’, Brooklyn, NY

 

Awards

 

2021

Competition Winner (Editor’s Selections), New American Paintings MFA Annual Competition

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

2020

Graduate Student Dean’s Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

2019

Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

Works
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