Dewey Crumpler

Associate Professor

Dewey Crumpler is Associate Professor of Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. His current work examines issues of globalization and cultural co-modification through the integration of digital imagery, Video and traditional painting techniques. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is featured in the permanent collections of the Oakland Museum of California; the Triton Museum of art, Santa Clara, California; and the California African American Museum, Los Angeles. Crumpler has received a Flintridge Foundation award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant, and the Fleishhacker Foundation, Eureka Fellowship.

Selected Exhibitions: 

  • of tulips and shadows, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2009 (Solo)
  • Bay Area Master: Untitled, The Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA, 1999 (Solo)

Selected Publications: 

  • "Studios and workspaces of Black American Artist” D. Forbes Pub. 2008
  • of tulips and shadows catalog, CAAM, 2009
  • Visual Artist Awards Catalog, Flintridge Foundation, 2005
  • California Art: 450 Years of Painting & Other Media, Dustin Publications, Los Angeles, 1998


  • MFA, Mills College, 1989
  • MA, San Francisco State University, 1974
  • BFA San Francisco Art Institute, 1972


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