Danielle Dean (b.1982, Huntsville, Alabama, raised in London; lives and works in San Diego) received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2012 and BFA from Central Saint Martins in London in 2006. She is a fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program (2013) and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2012). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2018); 47 Canal, New York (2018); Studio Museum, New York (2016); and Bindery Projects, St. Paul (2012). Selected group exhibitions have been held at San Diego Art Institute (2020); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018); Foundation Gallery Lafayette, Paris, France (2018); Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2017); SFMOMA Open Space (2017); Goethe Institute Nigeria, Lagos (2016); Diverse Works, Houston (2016); and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014). Dean is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award (2015) and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2014) and has participated in residencies including the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten Residency (2017-18), Open Sessions at the Drawing Center, New York (2016-17), and the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2014-16).
Dean's work is included in the collections of Arts Council, UK; CC Foundation, Shanghai, China; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; KADIST, San Francisco; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York