Darren Waterston

b. 1965, Fresno, California

Darren Waterston, Pavo no. 40, 2015
watercolor on rag paper, 15 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches
selected work
artist's website

Darren Waterston (born Fresno, CA, 1965) graduated with a BFA from the Otis Art Institute in 1988, having previously studied at the Akademie der Künste and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, both in Germany. His exhibition Uncertain Beauty, which includes the installation Filthy Lucre, was recently on view at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, and is currently on view at The Smithsonian Institution’s Freer/Sackler Galleries. Darren Waterston: Filthy Lucre was recently published by Skira Rizzoli in association with MASS MoCA and the Freer/Sackler.

Darren Waterston has been exhibiting his paintings, works on paper, and installations in the U.S. and abroad since the early 1990s. Recent exhibition highlights include: Forest Eater at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (2011); Splendid Grief: The Afterlife of Leland Stanford Jr. (2009), an installation at The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, CA; and The Flowering (The Fourfold Sense) (2007), at the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR.

In 2007 CHARTA published a monograph on the artist, Darren Waterston: Representing the Invisible, and in 2013 Prestel published a collaboration between the artist and poet Mark Doty, A Swarm, A Flock, a Host: A Compendium of Creatures.

Waterston’s paintings are included in numerous permanent collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; New York Public Library, New York City; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Waterston lives and works in New York City.

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