DeShawn Dumas

Visiting Faculty, 2017–2018 AICAD Fellow

DeShawn Dumas is a painter who embraces the artificiality of man-made nature so as to develop a more terrifying form of abstract materialism inspired by utopic inequality, mandatory visibility, and the catastrophes to come. Most recently, his research interests have turned to studies of fascism as a revolutionary form of right wing populism inspired by an authoritarian vision of collective rebirth that challenges capitalist and political norms while establishing a strict economic and social hierarchy. DeShawn earned his BFA from Indiana University, Bloomington and his dual-degree MFA in Fine Arts and MS in the History of Art and Design from Pratt Institute. For the Fall 2017 semester, DeShawn will be teaching Contemporary Practice and The Production of Space, an undergraduate interdisciplinary studio elective.

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