Devin Troy Strother

B. 1986, West Covina, CA, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

  • Devin Troy Strother
    Ikea Modern Contemporary "'why can't we all just get along & have a cold glass of koolaid' - now that's racist," 2018
    Acrylic, caulking, oil pastel, dry acrylic paint, dry oil paint, cut water color paper, oil paint, and pencil on Ikea Modern Contemporary frame
    71.1 x 50.8 cm
    28 x 20 in

  • Devin Troy Strother
    Ikea Modern Contemporary "Run, run, black cultural is uprising again. J/K", 2018
    Acrylic, caulking, oil pastel, dry acrylic paint, dry oil paint, cut water color paper, oil paint, and pencil on Ikea Modern Contemporary frame
    40.6 x 35.6 cm
    16 x 14 in

  • Devin Troy Strother
    "nigga where the fuck am i?", 2018
    Acrylic, caulking, oil pastel,cut water color paper, oil paint, and pencil on panel
    35.6 x 27.9 cm
    14 x 11 in

  • Devin Troy Strother
    ROLE REVERSAL "girl where you going? you've got more cotton to pick", 2018
    Acrylic paint, caulking, oil pastel, dry acrylic paint, dry oil paint, cut water color paper, and oil paint on stretched linen
    35.6 x 30.5 cm
    14 x 12 in

Biography

Devin Troy Strother is known for his darkly humorous alternative racial narratives in a variety of medium from cut paper to neon signage. He finds inspiration in elements as disparate as stand-up comedy, music lyrics, and contemporary politics. His striking collages take inspiration from artists such as Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp and Henri Matisse. Though visually simple, Strother does not shy away from uncomfortable topics and confronts his audience with some of the most pressing issues of our time through his tragic absurdities.

Born in 1986 in West Covina, CA, USA, Strother received his BFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in 2009. He completed a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine in 2010.

Strother has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad including at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2018); Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NUY, USA (2017); Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, USA (2013); Harlem Studio Museum, New York, NY, USA (2011); and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Santa Barbara, CA, USA (2010). His works are in the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and the Studio Museum in Harlem as well as in prominent private collections worldwide.

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