Dean Gustafson

deangustafsonartist@gmail.com

Hi Tiff!

Artist info: exhibits, bio, statement and links...

COSMOLOGICAL
PAINTINGS

WEST COAST INSPIRED LANDSCAPES

EUROCENTRIC PAINTINGS

FIGURATIVE WORK

PHANTASMS

ABSTRACT AND ELEMENTALVISIONS

 

 

 

  1. July 2016, Ale Industries, 3096 E. 10th St. Oakland. “Practice” Figure painting group show.
    Burning Man hq office, SOMAR, San Francisco. Permanent display.
  2. May 2016 Ale Industries, 3096 E. 10th St. Oakland. Five artist group show.
  3. Jan. 2016 Group Figure Drawing Show. 20th Anniversary of Sebastian Hydes Figure Drawing Group! Ale Industries, 3096 E. 10th St. Oakland.
  4. Look Studios West, Alameda, CA. Solo show. November 2015.
  5. Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Group show. November, 2013.
  6. “This Land Is Your Land” Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Group show. March 10th –June 1, 2012.
  7. “Art and Labor” Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Group show. June 5th –August 6, 2011.
  8. Creative Growth Art Center Benefit 2513 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA. Dec. 2010
  9. “St Valentines Day Sweetie Pie and Art Fest 4928 Telegraph, Oakland. Feb. 2010.
  10. The Blue Front Cafe, Haight Street @ Masonic, San Francisco. Solo show. September 16 – November 10th, 2009.
  11. “Simply Divine” Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Group show. Dec. 13, 2008 – Feb. 6, 2009.
  12. “Nocturnal Visions” ArtworkSF Gallery, 49 Geary St. San Francisco. Group show, September 4 – September 30, 2007.
  13. “Animal Magnetism” The Monadnock Building, 685 Market St. 3rd floor. San Francisco. Group show, March 28 – June 27, 2007.
  14. “Relic” ArtworkSF Gallery, 49 Geary St. San Francisco. Group show, October 31 – November 27, 2006.
  15. “Bay Area Natural” Polarity Post Production, 69 Green St. San Francisco. Group show, July 15 – October 14, 2006.
  16. “Other Worlds, Other Realms” Mezzanine Gallery at Hotel Triton, 342 Grant Ave. San Francisco, CA. Group show. June, 2006.
  17. “Empirical Nostalgia” 23 years worth of my daily drawings in the squares of wall calendars. Group show. Million Fishes Art Gallery, 2501 Bryant St. San Francisco. April, 2006
  18. “Sound It Out” Mezzanine Gallery at Hotel Triton, 342 Grant Ave. San Francisco, CA. Group show, February 23 – April 11, 2006.
  19. Crepes on Cole, 100 Carl St. (corner of Cole @ Carl) San Francisco, CA. Solo show, February 7 – March 28, 2006
  20. “Great Escapes” Redwood Massage and Sauna, 797 Arguello St. Redwood City, CA. Group show, January 25 – April 25, 2006
  21. Cafe Venue, 721 Market Street. San Francisco, CA. Solo show, November 16, 2005 – January 16, 2006
  22. “Objection Overruled” Polarity Post Production, 69 Green St. San Francisco. Group show, October 15, 2005 – January 14, 2006
  23. 3rd Annual Cafe Show. Somarts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street. San Francisco, CA. Group show, August 11 – 25, 2005
  24. Marin Open Studios San Anselmo, CA. May 2005
  25. Marchant Chapman offices San Anselmo, CA. solo show, July 2004
  26. Red Devil Lounge Polk & Clay streets, San Francisco. group show. February 2003
  27. Walter Adams Gallery 355 Presidio Avenue (@ Sacramento Street) San Francisco. solo exhibition. November 2002
  28. Caffe Proust , San Francisco. @ Baker & McAlister Sts. 1999-2002
  29. Midnight Design Offices. Moraga, CA. 1996 – 2002
  30. Civic Arts Commission Gallery , San Francisco. “The Art of Burning Man” Group show, July 1998
  31. The Bug Girl Show, San Francisco TV show exhibition with interview, 1997
  32. Anon Salon, San Francisco. Group show, September 1996
  33. Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland CA. Group show, March 1995
  34. Somar Gallery, San Francisco. “Primal Edge” group show, July 1994
  35. Railway Spine Gallery, San Francisco. Group show, March 1994
  36. Riverrun Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA. Group show, August 1993
  37. Architects and Heroes, San Francisco. Solo show. April – June 1993
  38. Bayfront Gallery, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. ‘43 painting solo show retrospective’ July 1992
  39. Anon Salon, San Francisco. Group show, May 1992
  40. Academy of Art College, San Francisco. Group show, September 1990
  41. A Gallery, San Francisco. Group show, August – September 1990
  42. Showplace Design Center, San Francisco. Group show, July 1990
  43. South of Market Cultural Center, San Francisco. Group shows throughout 1988 – 1989
  44. “The Degenerate Art Show” Group show in a South of Market parking lot in San Francisco, September 1988
  45. Object A Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Group show, October 1986
  46. Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN. Solo show, May – June 1986
  47. Fine Arts Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Group show, April 1986

  48. EDUCATION
  • The Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA, BFA. Merit finalist for two years, graduated ‘with distinction’ December 1990.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN. 1986.
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN. 1982-1984.
  • PUBLICATIONS
  • Sacred Destinations and Journeys Along The Way, a book of Lumia art by Louis Brill
  • “Soko Two”, a cd booklet gallery of printed paintings in this release by the fine Charlottesville based group, Soko. 2005
  • Proust Said That, a zine focusing on early 20th C author Marcel Proust. 1994-99
  • SITE SPECIFIC

  • Burning Man. Black Rock Desert, NV. 1991 – 95 Oversized sundials for Burning Man.
  • solo percussionist for Burning Man, 1990
  • Desert Siteworks Black Rock Desert, NV. 1993. another huge sundial. (does anyone have good pics of these?)
  • TRAVEL STUDY

  • Europe, summers of 1985-86, autumn 1994, summer 2000, September '05.
  • Studied and sketched from the scenes & museums of Europe and Scandinavian archeology.
  • BORN

     

    GENERAL INFO ON THE PAINTINGS:
    The majority of my oil paintings are on “gallery wrapped” canvas, stretched over sturdy, handmade wood stretcher frames, with a few exceptions of masonite panel. All ready to hang using professional grade picture hanging wire. The original paintings are for sale, unless marked "sold". Prices, shipping capabilities and sizes vary, so if interested please contact me for specifics at deangustafsonartist@gmail.com

    ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

    You may have noticed that some of the images are not as high res, with my copyright plastered over its face. Some of those are the old jpegs for the old version of the website, while I currently don't have the high res versions within reach, but will upgrade one of these days.

    BIO/STATEMENT:
    My work stems from the imagination and from life. It's about exploring new and old imagery, enriching myself in the love of the time-honored tradition of oil painting. Sometimes going for illustrative visions, to exploring texture and abstraction. Influenced by artists who many are among friends and family, and the wealth of art collections of Minneapolis and San Francisco that I've grown up with, to the the vast history of art during several lengthy stays in Europe. I permanently moved from Minneapolis to the Bay Area in the mid ‘80s, receiving my BFA in Painting & Drawing from the Academy of Art College in 1990. I’ve continued to draw, paint and exhibit ever since, with a lot of love and enthusiasm for the process and outcome.

    Combining the skills and crafts necessary to be a proficient painter, with the search for the muse of original impressions, I've managed to be hot on the trail of some curious mysteries that are, to a good extent, realized on canvas. It's an ongoing evolutionary process, prevalent with each individual painting to every series of thematic works.
    And oh yeah... I draw all of the time too.

     

    LINKS to favorite sites....

  • Frances Gustafsons‘ Art Page
  • Donald Gustafsons‘ WWII map of the south seas
  • Lumia art by Louis Brill
  • Media Machinations
  • Sebastian Hyde
  • Lane Brookshire
  • about John Dobson
  • International Dark Sky Association (turn off the light pollution and watch the skies!)
  • San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
  • San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers
  • Richard Dawkins
    Academy of Art University
  • John Vieno
  • The KGB Band, playing music in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area
  • XTC
  • Robyn Hitchcock
  • King Crimson...and much more
  • Robin Williamson
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Steve Tibbetts
  • The good ol’...
    Fundraiser for the artist, with ALS

    some fun SF history I was involved with....

  • The Cacophony Society
  • Haight-Ashbury Free Band
  • more Haight-Ashbury Free Band
  • Free Band at the Red Vic, Oct. 1993
  • Free Band truck gig through San Francisco, June 1994
  • Free Band play standards at Caffe Proust, Feb 2001
  • Free Band at The Atomic Café Cacophony Society event, 1992

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