Dean Dass

  • Selected Works

    Fireflies, 2017. Oil on linen, 48 x 84”

    Teton Creek at Rainey Bridge, 2017. Oil on linen, 34 x 60”

    Blue Hole, 2017. Oil on wood, 31.75 x 48”

    Pale Yellow Spreading Cloud, 2017. Gouache, ink, pigments, kaolin, marble dust on paper mounted on wood, 26.5 x 53.5”

    Pale Yellow Cloud, 2015. Gouache, pigments, marble dust, ink, acrylic on paper mounted on panel, 31.25 x 47.5”

    Teton Creek at Rainey Bridge, 2017. Oil on linen, 24.5 x 30″

    Moormans River, 2017. Oil on panel, 14 x 24″

    Downy, 2017. Oil on linen, 12 x 15.75″

    Shield, 2017. Mica on linen with traces of pigment, 14.5 x 14.5″

  • Previous Exhibitions

    Picasso, Lydia, and Friends* Vol. 3
    *William Bennett, Anne Chesnut, Dean Dass, Rosemarie Fiore, Sanda Iliescu, David Summers, Russ Warren
    26 August – 25 September 2016
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    The Kingdom
    Dean Dass
    3 December 2015 – 18 January 2016
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    Twenty!
    LYdM Turns 20 in 2015
    9 January – 1 February 2015
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    Picasso, Lydia, and Friends* Vol. 2
    *William Bennett, Anne Chesnut, Dean Dass, Sanda Iliescu, David Summers and Russ Warren
    5 September – 5 October 2014
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    New Paintings and Works on Paper
    Dean Dass
    22 November 2013 – 5 January 2014
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    Picasso, Lydia, and Friends Vol. 1
    31 August – 30 September 2012
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    Heaven and Earth: New Prints and Paintings
    Dean Dass
    18 November – 31 December 2011
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    New Paintings and Drawings
    Dean Dass
    8 October – 14 November 2009
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    New Paintings and Drawings
    Dean Dass
    4 December 2007 – 25 January 2008
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    Dark Light
    Dean Dass and Clay Witt
    1 December 2006 – 20 January 2007
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    New Paintings
    Dean Dass
    1 – 30 April 2005

    Mnemosyne
    Dean Dass
    2 – 26 April 2003

    Paintings from Three Rivers
    Dean Dass
    9 March – 26 May 2001

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Solo Exhibitions
    2015 The Kingdom, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2015 Animals and Clouds, New City Arts Initiative, Charlottesville, VA
    2014 BIENNIALE INTERNATIONALE D’ESTAMPE CONTEMPORAINE, Trois-Rivières, Douro, Portugal
    2013 New Paintings and Works on Paper, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2011 Clouds, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2011 Heaven and Earth, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2011 Studies for a Project That Cannot Be Realized, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2010 Work on Paper, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2010 The Lost Colony, Babcock Gallery, Sweet Briar College, Amherst, VA
    2010 Tropes of Objectivity, School of Architecture Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2009 New Paintings and Drawings, Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2008 New Drawings, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2007 PARIS ROMANCE, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2007 New Drawings and Paintings, Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2005 New Paintings, Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2004 Mnemosyne, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2003 The Age of Partial Objects, University of Akron, OH
    2003 Mnemosyne, Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2001 Landscape with Explosions, Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland
    2001 Paintings from Three Rivers, Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2000 New Works on Paper, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2000 Pictures from the Underground Studios, 3A Garage, San Francisco, CA
    1998 Lamentation, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
    1998 New Work, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1997 Works on Paper, Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland
    1996 Complete Works, 1992-96 Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1995 New Work, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1994 Alexander and Roxane, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    1992 New Works on Paper, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1991 1708 East Main Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1990 Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Danville, VA
    1990 Mentor Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    1989 Protection Vows, Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1987 Thomson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
    1987 Pictures from the Underground Studio, Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    1986 The Corrupt Garden, The Tree of Knowledge, and Other Pictures of Battles and Horses, Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1985 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    1983 Unique Works on Paper, Associated American Artists, Philadelphia, PA
    1983 Olson-Larsen Galleries, Des Moines, IA

     

    Select Group Exhibitions
    2010 The New World, Sam Witt and Dean Dass, NPR Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2009 Art, Artifact, UI Center for the Book, Iowa City, IA
    2009 The New World, The Printmakers Left, Graphica Creativa, 12th International Print Trienniel, Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä
    2009 Selected Works, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2008 University of Virginia Faculty Exhibition, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    2008 30 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
    2008 The Projects Gallery, Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
    2008 Exchange IV: Contemporary Prints, East Gallery, Rueff Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    2007 The Scattering of Nations: Selections from The Land of Wandering, The Printmakers Left, Underground Gallery, Iowa City, IA
    2006 Beyond Words: Artists’ Books, University Art Gallery, Sewanee: University of the South, Sewanee, TN
    2006 Dark Light: Dean Dass and Clay Witt, Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2005 The Land of Wandering, The Printmakers Left, Off-Grounds Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    2005 American Prints in Troubled Times, American University in Cairo, Egypt`
    2004 The New Landscape, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2004 Waking Dreams, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
    2004 Within Our Borders, Hermitage Foundation Museum, Norfolk, VA
    2004 Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2004 Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2003 Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2003 Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2003 The Metaphorical House, Jyväskylä Art Museum
    2003 Contemporary Realism, Ada Gallery, Richmond, VA
    2003 Sensory Experience, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
    2002 The Circular Ruins, Pennsylvania State University; University of Wyoming, WY
    2002 Birds, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2002 The Metaphorical House, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
    2002 The Language of Artist’s Books, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
    2002 9.11.01 Reflections, Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2002 Print Progressions, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
    2001 Plant Life, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2001 Pink/Red, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2001 14th NATIONAL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION, University of Wisconsin, Parkside
    2001 Artists Books and Folios, Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY
    2000 Les Yeux Du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2000 Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2000 University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA
    1998 Artist’s Books of the Nineties, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD
    1998 Artist’s Books, Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä
    1998 WORLD PRINT TRIENNIAL, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    1997 FIFTH GRAPHICS ANNUAL, Gallery Art Addiction, Stockholm
    1997 INTERNATIONAL PRIZE WINNERS, Gallery Art Addiction, Stockholm
    1997 PRINTMAKING INVITATIONAL, Longwood College, Farmville, VA
    1997 INTERGRAFIA ‘97, World Award Winners Gallery, Katowice, Poland
    1997 Raw Vision, Raw World, Bayly Museum, Charlottesville, VA
    1996 Creativa Graphica, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
    1995 New Regional Printmaking, Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    1994 Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia
    1993 1ST INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL, Maastricht, Netherlands
    1993 Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1991 Reynolds/Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1990 1915-1990 ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
    1990 Creativa Graphica, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
    1990 11TH INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, Bradford, England
    1990 Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, New York, NY
    1990 Artists’ Gardens, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
    1990 Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
    1989 Myth, Symbol, Dream: Structures of the Unconscious, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art
    1989 Marian Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
    1989 Drawing in Virginia, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    1989 PROJECTS AND PORTFOLIOS, THE 25TH NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
    1989 Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, New York, NY
    1989 INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
    1989 Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1988 UN/COMMON GROUND, Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA
    1988 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
    1988 Louise Aughinbaugh Art Gallery, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    1988 The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
    1988 Under Wraps, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
    1987 Contemporary American Prints, Garton & Cooke, London
    1987 George Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD
    1987 Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
    1987 Imprimatur, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
    1986 New Drawings, Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1986 II CABO FRIO INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL, Cabo Frio, Brazil
    1986 Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, NY
    1986 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
    1986 Language/Vision and Voices, Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College
    1986 Great American Prints, Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1986 Works on Paper, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    1986 Sonoma State College, Rohner Park, California
    1985 Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
    1985 Pennsylvania Artists on Paper, Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1985 AMERICAN PRINTMAKER’S INVITATIONAL, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    1985 ALUMNI INVITATIONAL, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
    1985 NATIONAL INVITATIONAL, University of Hawaii, Hilo
    1985 Philadelphia Print Club
    1985 HUNTERDON NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ
    1984 The American College at Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr, PA
    1984 San Diego Print Club
    1984 Experimental Prints, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
    1984 Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, PA
    1983 23RD NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
    1983 Impressions: Experimental Prints, Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
    1983 59TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
    1983 SEVENTH ANNUAL PRINT EXHIBITION, Charlotte Printmaker’s Society
    1982 Paper as Image, Pennsylvania State University, State College
    1982 SIXTH ANNUAL PRINT EXHIBITION, Charlotte Printmaker’s Society
    1982 University of Delaware, Newark
    1982 Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ
    1981 22ND NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
    1981 Associated American Artists, New York and Philadelphia
    1981 PENNSYLVANIA INVITATIONAL GRAPHICS EXHIBITION, Southern Alleghenies
    1981 Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
    1981 18TH BRADLEY NATIONAL PRINT AND DRAWING EXHIBITION, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
    1981 Woodmere Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    1981 Olson-Larsen Galleries, Des Moines, IA
    1981 Knots and Fetishes, World Print Council, San Francisco, CA
    1980 EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE, Cracow
    1980 INTERGRAFIA ‘80, Katowice, Poland
    1980 University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
    1980 Trenton State University
    1980 State University College, Potsdam, NY
    1980 The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
    1980 Wesleyan University, Macon, GA
    1980 Two Printmakers, Philadelphia Art Alliance

     

    Public Collections
    Brooklyn Museum of Art
    Charlotte Printmaker’s Society, North Carolina
    Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
    Des Moines Art Center; Des Moines, Iowa
    Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Iowa State University, Ames
    Jersey City Art Museum, New Jersey
    Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
    Kansas State University, Lawrence
    National Collection of Poland, Kraków
    North Carolina Print & Drawing Society, Charlotte
    Ohio State University Rare Book Library
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    State of Iowa, Herbert Hoover Building, Des Moines
    Southern Graphics Council
    Special Collections, Alderman Library, University of Virginia
    Temple University, Philadelphia
    University of Dallas, Irving
    University of Denver
    Special Collections; University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
    University of South Dakota, Vermillion
    University of Virginia Hospitals, Charlottesville
    Fralin Museum,University of Virginia, Charlottesville
    University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie
    Virginia Commission for the Arts, Richmond
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
    Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

     

  • Biography

    Dean Dass studied art, philosophy and anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa, B.A. 1978. His M.F.A. is from The Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1980.

    He has taught at the University of Virginia since 1985. For almost thirty years Dass have exhibited his works on paper, paintings, artist’s books and sculpture throughout the United States and abroad. Early in his career, in the 1980s, he was invited to participate in three National Print Invitational Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (1981, 1983, 1989). His works have also been included in various juried or invitational exhibitions in museums in Poland (1980, 1997), Brazil (1986), England (1990), Finland (1990, 1996, 2003, 2008), the Netherlands (1993), Egypt (2005), as well as in many university and private galleries here and abroad. During the late ’80s and early ’90s Dass showed with the Dolan/Maxwell Gallery in Philadelphia and New York. Since the early ’90s Dass has shown with the Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia. Since the mid-90s he has developed a special relationship in Scandinavia and have exhibited his work in Sweden and Finland. In Finland especially he has developed an ongoing exhibition and workshop schedule. He has had two solo exhibitions and been a part of several group exhibitions at Galleria Harmonia, a state-run graphic workshop and gallery affiliated with the Jyväskylä Art Museum. He has also lectured and conducted workshops at South Carelia Polytechnic University, Imatra, and at the Fine Arts Academy in Helsinki. He have exhibited three times in the international triennial exhibition Graphica Creativa, Jyväskylä, winning a Juror’s Prize in 1996; this prize lead to subsequent exhibition opportunities in Finland, Sweden and Poland. A number of these exhibitions have included his artist’s books.

    Dass has received an Individual Fellowship from the State of Pennsylvania Arts Council (1985), the State of Virginia Commission for the Arts Printmaking Prize (1988), the State of Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Fellowship (1994), the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Individual Fellowship (1999), as well as several research grants from the University of Virginia (1989, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012). The University of Virginia has also supported his creative work with Fellowships to study and exhibit abroad for extended periods (Netherlands in 1993, Finland in 1997, 2001, Ireland in 2009). In 2007 Dass received a Sesquicentennial Research Fellowship from the University of Virginia that enabled him to work and travel for one month in Imatra and two months in Paris. In 2003 Dass received the All-University Teaching Award at the University of Virginia. He was the only candidate for this award nominated by students.

  • Selected Bibliography

    Judith Stein, Dean Dass, Unique Works on Paper, Pennsylvania Academy of Arts, 1985 

    Jarmusch, Ann. “Philadelphia: Dean Dass,” Art News (May 1983), pp. 136-7.
    Russell, John. The New York Times (November 20,1983), sec. H, p. 29.
    Print Collector’s Newsletter (January-February 1984), p. 260.
    Vivien Raynor. The New York Times (September 2,1984).
    Sozanski, Edward J. Philadelphia Inquirer (November 5,1984), sec. C, p. 4.