Danielle Dean (b. 1982, Huntsville; lives and works in Los Angeles) received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2013 and a BFA from Central Saint Martins in 2006. Solo exhibitions have been held at the Swiss Institute (forthcoming); Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego (forthcoming); 47 Canal (2023, 2018); Commonwealth and Council (2022, 2017); Tate Britain, London (2022); 1646, The Hague (2020); Ludwig Forum, Aachen (2019); Cranbrook Art Museum (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2018); and The Studio Museum in Harlem (2016). Selected group exhibitions have been held at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2022); Performa, New York (2021); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2018); South London Gallery (2018); 6th Athens Biennale (2018); Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2017); Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Lagos (2016); High Line Arts, New York (2016); and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014). Dean is a recipient of Tomorrowland Projects Foundation Award (2021), Creative Capital Grant for Visual Artists (2015), and Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2014). She has participated in residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin County (2023); Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2017-19); The Drawing Center, New York (2016-17); Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2014-16); Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York (2013-14); and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2012).
Dean’s work is in the collections of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Arts Council Collection, London; Kadist Art Foundation; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.