BIOGRAPHY

Dean Dempsey's work has been exhibited in national and international venues in North America, Europe and Asia, including the Crocker Art Museum (CA), Aperture Gallery (NY), Pasinger-Fabrik (Munich), MC2Gallery (Milan), and Museum of the Americas (D.C.) He is in the permanent collections of several institutions, including the Kinsey Institute, En Foco, and the Crocker Art Museum.  Dean is also an award-winning filmmaker with two feature films, Candy Apple (to be released Aug 23 of this year) and Deadman's Barstool (2017). He is represented by Georges Bergès Gallery in New York, New York. 

EDUCATION

2009
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London England, Fall 2008 (exchange)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
On view, Georges Berges Gallery, New York, NY.  January - 

2016
"Black", Two-person exhibit, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY, curated by Kara Brooks.  March
On view, Georges Berges Gallery, New York, NY.  January - December

2015
On view, Georges Berges Gallery, New York, NY.  October - December

2014
"5 Year Anniversary Show", Evergold Gallery, San Francisco, CA. January

2013
Dean Dempsey, solo-exhibition, BOSI Contemporary, New York, NY. October - November
"And We Carry On", group exhibition, Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA. August
"En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection", Venice Arts, Venice, CA. April - May
Vital Signs Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY. February - March
"En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection", The Arts at CIIS, San Francisco, CA. February - March
Morph, Fowler Arts Collective Gallery, New York, NY. February

2012
"Next Generation: Contemporary American Photography", Pasinger Fabrik & Amerika Haus, Munich, Germany. October- December
"Art Stays 2012 - 10th Festival of Contemporary Art, with MC2 Gallery", Ptuj, Slovenia July - Sept.
"En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection", Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. June - August
Juried Exhibition, The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN. May - June
DEAN DEMPSEY, a Solo-Exhibition, MC2Gallery, Milan, Italy. May
"En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection", Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C. March - May
MUTATIO, 2-person Exhibition, BOSI Contemporary, New York, NY. March - April

2011
"En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection", Light Work, Syracuse, NY. Sept - Jan 2012
In the Dark, a Solo Exhibition, Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY. September
Crocker Art Museum, auction, Sacramento, CA. June
ArtPadSF, Art Fair, San Francisco, CA. May
"Selected Works, a Solo Exhibition", Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA. April

2010
"Mexico+Afuera: Contemporary Mexican/Mexican-American Voices" Aperture Gallery, New York, NY. Sept-Oct
“Counterpoint 2010” Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA. July-August
"Borders" Root Division, San Francisco, CA. July
“En Foco | New Works” Calumet HP Gallery, New York, NY. June-July
"Hospitality House Auction" Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA. April
"Annual Art Sale and Auction" The Lab, San Francisco, CA. March
"Altered" National Juried Experimental Photography Exhibition, The Art Gallery of UWF, Pensacola, FL. January

2009
“What About Me? New Faces of Contemporary Self-Portraiture,” Peanut Gallery, San Francisco, CA. November
“Kitsch Exhibitions” Kitsch Gallery, San Francisco, CA. September and November
“Spring Show” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA. May
“Dislocation, Exploration and Meaning” Gallery 39K, Lahore, Pakistan. April
“The Local” Mission Art Space, San Francisco, CA. April
"Re-Think" Matisonn Burgin: Shoreditch Space, London, UK. March

2007
"Another Country" Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA curated by Laura Swanson and Allan deSouza. November
"The Diversity Project" San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. Spring
"SFAI NOW" Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA. April
"Regeneration" Hall of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. March

2006
"Frybread and Roses" Daily Gallery, Wayland, MI; Cherokee Heritage Center, Park Hill Tahlequah, OK; CounterPULSE Gallery, San Francisco, CA (traveling exhibition)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014
CREEM Magazine, Issue 10: "Is this Art?", Winter-2014

2013
CREEM Magazine, Review by Greg Mania, Featured Video by Melissa Fortunatti, October - November
Aesthetic Frakture, Review by Kaja, October
Site95, Interview by Lisa Banner, September

2012
Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Televised Documentary "Capriccio", Bavaria, November 8
Münchener Feuilleton, Review by Thomas Betz, Issue No.13, November
Süddeutche Zeitung, Review by Judith Liere, Issue No. 255, November
Süddeutche Zeitung, Review by Antje Weber, Issue No. 229, October
Wall Street International, Travel & Lifestyle section, Italy and UK, May
Exibart, Italy - Review, May
Zero - Milan , Italy - Review. May
Robert Milani - blog, Italy - Review, May
Inside Art, Italy - Review. May
Dust Magazine, Italy - Review. May

2011
Art in America, "Annual Guide to Galleries, Museums and Artists"
En Foco: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection, Exhibition Catalogue
Huston, Johnny Ray. Review, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Pixel Vision, April 7

2010
Visual Overture Magazine, Volume II
Nueva Luz, Photographic Journal, no. 14:3
Interview, "Pixel Vision" San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Francisco Bay Guardian, Cover Story by Johnny Ray Huston, Vol. 44, No. 44
San Francisco Bay Guardian,"Eye Fidelity" Review by Johnny Ray Huston, Vol. 44, No. 44
ArtBusiness.com, Review, July 15
"Counterpoint 2010: Approximating Truth", Exhibition Catalogue
"Borders" Juried Exhibition at Root Division, Exhibition Catalogue
"Altered" National Juried Experimental Photography Exhibition, Exhibition Catalogue
Group Showcase – Elements, Diffusion Magazine Volume II

2009
Annual International Photography Awards Book, IPA Foundation publication
San Francisco Bay Guardian, Review by Johnny Ray Huston, Vol. 44, No. 8
ArtBusiness.com, Review, November

2008
Another Country, Exhibition Catalogue (Edition One Studios)

2006
San Francisco Bay Guardian, Review, July 5 -11
SF Weekly, Review, July 5 - 11

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2016
Winner of the Winter Film Awards, "New York Perspectives" for Candy Apple

2011
En Foco honorarium, courtesy of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Bronx Council on the Arts and Canson Infinity.

2010
Puffin Foundation Artist Grant
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Award nominee
En Foco's New Works Photography Awards #13 Fellowship, New York City

2009
The International Photography Award
The San Francisco Art Institute Spring Show Award, selected by Julian Myers of SFMOMA
The San Francisco Art Institute Dean’s Award, 2005-2009

RESIDENCIES

2012
Villa Waldberta, Munich, Germany. October - November

2010
Matisonn Burgin: Shoreditch Space, London, England. January

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.
Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN.
En Foco, New York, NY.