Darren Waterston

b. 1965, Fresno, CA

Darren Waterston, Pandemic Garden no. 5, 2020
watercolor and gouache on rag paper, 17-1/4 x 12-1/2 inches
selected work
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    Darren Waterston (born 1965, Fresno, CA) graduated with a BFA from the Otis Art Institute in 1988, having previously studied at the Akademie der Künste and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, both in Germany. He has been exhibiting his paintings, works on paper, and installations in the U.S. and abroad since the early 1990s. Recent solo exhibition highlights include Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre, The Smithsonian Institution’s Freer/Sackler Galleries (2017); Architectonic Forms, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2017); Darren Waterston: New Work, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY (2016); Pavo, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (2015); and Uncertain Beauty, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2014).

In 2007 CHARTA published a monograph on the artist, Darren Waterston: Representing the Invisible, and in 2013 Prestel published a collaboration between the artist and poet Mark Doty, A Swarm, A Flock, a Host: A Compendium of Creatures.

Waterston’s paintings are included in numerous permanent collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA; New York Public Library, New York City, NY; Portland Art Museum, OR; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.

Waterston lives and works in Hudson, NY.

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