DEVIN TROY STROTHER

Born in 1986, West Covina, California, United States
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, United States

EDUCATION

2010 – Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, United States
2009 – BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, United States

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
I’m just a painter all I got is paint and maybe a lil bit of hope, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark
ALAC with Over The Influence, Los Angeles, United States

2019
Lignes Noir, Ruttkowski 68, Paris, France

Twinkle Toes, Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
Flagrant Foul, Over The Influence, Central Hong Kong

2018
NADA, Shoot the Lobster Miami Beach, Florida, United States

The Worst Witch, directed by Alima Lee and written by Mandy Harris Williams, Shoot the Lobster, Los Angeles, California, United States
Wade In The Water, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
A Mistake Is A Beautiful Thing, Printed Matter, New York, United States

2017
Bag It Up And Sell It, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, United States,

Water Cooler Talk: What the Fuck Do You Talk About in Foreign Lands?, Ruttkowski 68, Cologne, Germany

2015    
They Should’ve Never Given You Niggas Money
, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California, United States

Space Jam, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, United States

2014    
New Shit, Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013    
Look at all My Shit, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California, United States
I Just Landed in Rome, Marlborough Broome Street, New York, United States 
Dance Dance Dance, Galeria Marlborough, Madrid, Spain

2012
Front, Back, Side to Side, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California, United States
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, United States

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Lampadephoria,
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Go Figure,
Over the Influence, Hong Kong, China

2020
Today’s Special #1, curated by Jesper Elg, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
World Peace, MOCA Westport, Connecticut, United States

NEON, curated by Jens-Peter Brask, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
MINE IV, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2019
MINE III,
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018
MINE II, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
Highlights, New York, United States
EXPO Chicago, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Beheaded, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California, United States
Unobstructed Views, Library Street Collective and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit at the historic W. Hawkins Ferry House, Michigan, United States
Dallas Art Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Dallas, Texas, United States

2016
UNTITLED, Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Juxtapoz x Superflat exhibition, co-curated by Takashi Murakami and Juxtapoz’s Editor, Evan Pricco, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
EXPO CHICAGO, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Juxtapoz x Superflat exhibition, co-curated by Takashi Murakami and Juxtapoz’s Editor, Evan Pricco, Pivot Art & Culture Center, Seattle, Washington, United States
Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, Washington, United States
Volta 12, Richard Heller Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
SMS SOS, curated by Pascal Spengemann, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, United States
Character, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
Highlight: Summer One, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, United States
Rob Pruitt Flea Market, presented by Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States
Late in the Season, Ruttkowski;68, Cologne, Germany
Art Cologne, Ruttkowski;68, Cologne, Germany

2015    
UNTITLED, Miami, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States
EXPO CHICAGO, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Behold! The Blob, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California, United States
Hard Edged: Geometrical Abstraction and Beyond, California African American Museum, United States
The Negative Hand, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Wavvy Wavvy, The Drain, Los Angeles, California, United States
You won’t believe (…), Galerie Division, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2014   
NSFW, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California, United States
Walk-ins Welcome, Marlborough Broome Street, New York, United States
Early Man, The Hole, New York, United States
Stretching Mind and Space, with Austin Eddy, Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Splinter Field, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Broadway Morey Boogie, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, United States
In the Office of the Drunken Monkey, TSA Gallery, Brooklyn, United States
Positivilly Marvillainous, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York, United States
#MiniMansion, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States
Joyride, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States
Barn Swallows, Art Speak, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2013    
Miami Project, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States
The Christmas Show, Bendixen Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Meet Your Maker, Bleeker Street Arts Club, New York, United States
Different Strokes, Small Paintings and Intimate Performances, Louis B. James, New York, United States
Faux Life, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Summer Reading, The Hole, New York, United States
It’s Your World Boo, with Gina Beavers, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
The Armory Show, Richard Heller Gallery, New York, United States
In Case We Don’t Die, curated by Bibi Katholm, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, California, United States
Art Herning Fair, Søren Assenholt, Paco Pomet, Devin Troy Strother, Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chicken or Beef? The Hole, New York, United States

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

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

2010
Peaceable Kingdom, curated by David Pagel, Beacon Arts, Los Angeles, California, United States
Stranger Than Fiction, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, United States
The Pulse Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States
The Armory Show, Richard Heller Gallery, New York, United States

2009
The Pulse Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States
Graduate Front Wall, Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, California, United States

2008
Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, California, United States

2007
Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, California, United States
Mendahal Sobeski Gallery, Pasadena, California, United States

SELECTED PRESS

2020
Devin Troy Strother: I’m just a painter all I have is paint and maybe a lil bit of hope, Kunsten.nu
Devin Troy Strother Realeses Glossy ‘Faker Lazor Favor’ Prints, Hypebeast, Keith Estiler

2019
Devin Troy Strother’s New Exhibiton Questions the Mythology of the Black Athlete, High Snobiety, Isabelle Hore-Thorburn
Devin Troy Strother, Art Forum, Ashton Cooper

2018
Legesyg kunst spider amerikansk historie, Magasinet Kunst, Sofie Ramii

2016
Devin Troy Strother In Conversation with Lindsay Preston Zappas, SFAQ, Volume 2, Issue 4

Devin Troy Strother – The Name of Things, Contrast Magazine, Lila Lee

2015
Critic’s Choice: Artist Devin Troy Strother’s raucous, rollicking extravaganza in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Times, David Pagel
Devin Troy Strother: Space Jam, New York Times, Roberta Smith
Profile: Devin Troy Strother
, The Fine Print Magazine, Muhan Zhang, December 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GRANTS

2009 – Art Center Scholarship

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, United States
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, United States
The Studio Museum, Harlem, New York, United States

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2018
I Forgot I Knew How to Draw, riso printed coloring book of drawings by Devin Troy Stroher, 14 pages, edition of 100
Reparations Now! Part Deux Zine, published by Coloured Publishing, 32 pages
That Boy Need Milk, published by Coloured Publishing, contains over 75 black and white full-color drawings by Devin Troy Strother, 154 pages
Shvtzine, contains original drawings and found imagery, 16 pages

2017
Cypress Hill Really Loving Natgeo Zine, paperback, 64 pages
Like a Fresh Pack of Newports, a collection of digital collages created by Devin Troy Strother, edition of 100