Berlin-based, California-born artist Dean Sameshima employs documentary photography, painting, video, and installation to explore gay male histories, subcultures, and pleasures. Recent solo exhibitions include 647(d) at Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles and Peres Projects, Berlin, as well as Public Sex, organized by Andy Campbell for She Works Flexible Gallery,Houston. Recent group shows include History of Sexuality at Museu de Arte (MASP), São Paulo, Art, AIDS, America at the Bronx Museum,New York, and Naming Rights at Thomas Dane Gallery, London.
Sameshima’s work has been featured in publications including Artforum, ArtNews, Frieze, the LA Times, the NY Times, Camera Austria, as we well as in the books Vitamin PH: New Perspectives in Photography, 2006, and Art & Queer Culture, 2013, edited by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer (both Phaidon Press). Sameshima received his MFA at ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA. He is represented by Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles/Palm Beach and Peres Projects, Berlin.
Image: Though the Story is Not Without Darkness, 2011, c-print, 24x30inches
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