Demetrius Oliver

Demetrius Oliver, Cyanic , 2017 latex and acrylic on canvas 72 x 52 inches, 182.88 x 132.08 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Cyanic , 2018 latex and acrylic on canvas 72 x 52 inches, 182.88 x 132.08 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Cyanic , 2017 latex and acrylic on canvas 72 x 52 inches, 182.88 x 132.08 cm
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumato, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumato, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2018
Demetrius Oliver, Pneumatic (detail), 2017 video, flat screen monitors, industrial fans Edition of 3 dimensions variable inches


Demetrius Oliver born 1975, Brooklyn, NY

1998 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design 2004 MFA, University of Pennsylvania

Solo Exhibitions
2018 Pneumato, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NY
2017 Aeriform, Seed Space, Nashville, TN
2015 Eclipse, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
2015 Anemometer, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2014 Canicular, Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Terrestrial, Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Azimuth, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2011 Orrery, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
2011 Penumbra, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2010 Jupiter, High Line Public Art project, New York, NY
2010 Albedo, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2009 Mare, FAB Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2009 Sidereal, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
2008 Observatory, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
2008 Firmament, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2006 Demetrius Oliver, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
2006 Perspective 153/ Compass, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
2006 Extracts, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2006 Demetrius Oliver, P.S.1 MoMa project space solo exhibition, P.S.1 MoMa, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
2019 The Sheltering Sky, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
2019 The Assembly: Photography from Houston Galleries, FotoFest at Silver Street, Houston, TX
2016 Explode Everyday: An Inquiry Into the Phenomena of Wonder, Mass Moca, North Adams, MA
2016 Hadley Holliday, Demetrius Oliver, Dario Robleto, Acme, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Works of Paper II, Acme, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Skyward, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
2014 Rituals, Larm Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
2014 Three Thousand Times, Each Hour, a Di erent Terrain, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2014 Save it for Later, Sotheby’s S|2 gallery, New York, NY
2013 Touch the Moon, Louis B. James, New York, NY
2013 11 Dimensions, Louis B. James, New York, NY
2013 The Order of Things, NURTUREart, New York, NY (curated by Jamillah James)
2013 Interval Measures, 143 Reade Street, New York, NY (curated by Lucien Terras)
2012 Antiy Atlas, Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY (curated by Ian Berry)
2012 Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2011 In Context, Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
2011 Sculpted, Etched and Cut: Metal Works from the Permament Collection, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2010 Mequitta Ahuja, Demetrius Oliver, Dawit L. Petros, and Xaviera Simmons, Cliford Change, New York, NY (curated by Jacob Robichaux)
2010 Cantilever, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2009 30 Seconds of an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2009 Harsh Terrain, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Gravity, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA (curated by Marisa Sanchèz)
2009 Your Gold Teeth II, Mariane Boesky, New York, NY (curated by Todd Levin)
2009 1992009, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
2008 Zero Zone, Tracy Williams Ltd, New York, NY (curated by David Hunt)
2008 Black Is Black Ain’t, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, traveling to Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI and H & R Block Artspace Kansas City, MO (2008-2009)
2008 Learning by Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2007 Blur: Titus Kaphar, Wardell Milan, Demetrius Oliver, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
2007 Making Do 2, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2007 Midnight’s Daydream, Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
2007 Taking Aim: Selections from the Elliot Perry Collection, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
2007 Crossing the Line: African American Art in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis, Jr. Collection, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
2006 Black Alphabet – Contexts of Contemporary African American Art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2006 Now!, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
2006 Leg, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
2005 Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
2005 Bebe Le Strange, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

Selected Bibliography
2017 Molloy, Audrey, “Demetrius Oliver: Aeriform”, Nashville Arts Magazine, September 2017.
2016 Jen, Alex, “Explode Every Day underscores the fun, the inexplicable in art”, The Williams Record, Sept. 21, 2016.
2015 Zastudil, Nancy, “ Critic’s Pick: Houston”, Paper City Magazine, Oct 2015, p. 78
2014 Hirsch, Jennie, “Demetrius Oliver”, Art in America, May 2014, p. 171-172
2014 Melamed, Samantha, “Fabric of the Universe”, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 9, 2014, p. C, C6
2014 Gerwin, Daniel, “Canicular: Demetrius Oliver at the Print Center”, Huffington Post, Feb 28, 2014
2014 Crimmins, Peter, “Not easy to catch dog star exhibit in Philadelphia”, WHYY, Jan. 10, 2014
2014 Valdes, Lesley, “Getting Sirius”, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 2014, p. 65-66
2014 Monnier, Annette, “Canine accouterments and a mini-planetarium make for an otherworldly art experience”, City Paper, Feb. 20, 2014
2012 Britt, Douglas, “Azimuth”, Art Ltd, May/June 2012
2012 Barliant, Claire, “Photography Object Manque”, Art in America, Mar. p. , 2012
2012 Paper Monument, “Draw It With Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment” p. 33, 2012
2011 Baker, R.C. “Turpentine Jukebox”, Village Voice, Jul. 20-26, 2011 p. 27
2011 Contact Sheet No. 160, Penumbra, Essay by Mary Goodwin, Light Work Syracuse, NY 2011
2011 Lori Salmon “Nature’s Transcendent Image” IRAAA, vol. 23 no. 3, pp. 19-23, 2011
2010 Contact Sheet No. 157, Light Work Annual, essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker 2010 pp. 4-9
2011 Baker, R.C. “The Best Art of 2010”, Village Voice, Dec 29, 2010 p. 21
2011 “Stargazing” The New Yorker, Sept 20, 2010 p. 42
2011 Mack, Joshua “Demetrius Oliver: Jupiter” Art Review, posted Sept 17, 2010
2009 Mueller, Kurt, “Firmament” Art Lies, No.64 Winter 2009 pp. 68-73
2009 Brown, Becky, “Your Gold Teeth II” Brooklyn Rail, Sept 2009
2009 Smith, Roberta, “A Beating Heart of Social Import” New York Times, Dec 10, 2009, pp. C29 & C32
2009 Doran, Anne, “Your Gold Teeth” Time Out New York, Jul 30- Aug 5, 2009, Issue 722, p.
2009 Smith, Roberta, “Your Gold Teeth II” New York Times, July 2, 2009, p.
2009 Carlin, T.J., “Studio Visit: Demetrius Oliver” Time Out New York, Mar 19-25, 2009, Issue 703, p. 56-57 2008 Copeland, Huey, “The Blackness of Blackness,” Artforum Oct. 2008 pg. 151-154
2008 “Zero Zone” New Yorker, Aug 11&18, 2008 p. 14
2008 Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Demetrius Oliver, Observatory,” The New York Times, September 18, 2008, p. E31
2008 Carlin, T.J., “Demetrius Oliver, Observatory,” Time Out New York, September 19-25, p. 97
2008 Baker, R.C., “Best in Show: Demetrius Oliver’s ‘Observatory’ at D’Amelio Terras,” The Village Voice, September 17, 2008, p. 42
2007 Richard, Frances, “Midnight’s Daydream: Titus Kaphar, Wardell Milan II, Demetrius Oliver” Artforum, Nov. 2007 p. 371
2007 Roberts, Frank Leon, “Nina, Meet Jesus” Village Voice, Sept. 12-18, 2007 p. 58
2007 Schwendener, Martha, “Three Contemporaries, Each with a Different Way to View the Past” New York Times, August 11, 2007 p. B13
2007 Maine, Stephen, “The Dark Side of the Brain” New York Sun, August 23, 2007 pp. 15& 17
2007 Beckwith, Naomi, Midnight’s Daydream, catalog essay, Studio Museum in Harlem 2007 p. 10-12
2007 Stillman, Nick, “Introducing Demetrius Oliver” Modern Painters, July-August, 2007, pp. 48- 50
2007 Sirmans, Franklin, Visual Foresight, catalog essay, “Crossing the Line: African American Art in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis, Jr. Collection,” Rollins College Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 2007
2006 Cassel-Oliver, Valerie, Compass, catalog essay, Demetrius Oliver, Pespective 153, Contemporary Arts Museum, 2006
2006 Molon, Dominic, Demetrius Oliver, catalogue essay, “Frequency,” Studio Museum In Harlem, 2006, p. 64-65
2006 Schwendener, Martha, “Color-Field”, Time Out New York, Feb, 2006
2006 Stillman, Nick, “Frequency”, Brooklyn Rail, Feb, 2006, p. 22
2006 Kastner, Je rey, “Frequency”, Artforum, January, 2006, p. 217
2005 Carter, Holland, “Fanciful to gurative to wryly inscrutable”, New York Times, July 8, 2005, p.29
2005 Smith, Roberta, “Where Issues of Black Identity Meet the Concerns of Every Artist”, New York Times, November 18, 2005, p. B35

Henry Art Gallery
Studio Museum in Harlem
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Blanton Museum of Art Birmingham Museum of Art
RISD Museum of Art
International Center of Photography Tang Museum
Dean Valentine
Cleveland Clinic