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Addoley Dzegede is a Ghanaian-American interdisciplinary artist. 

Her work has been exhibited throughout the US, Europe, and Africa, and she has been an artist-in-residence at Thread: a project of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Senegal, The University of Kansas, the Arteles Creative Center in Finland, Foundation Obras in Portugal, and Nes Artist Residency in Iceland, as well as a post-graduate apprentice at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. She received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, and was awarded a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship at Washington University in St Louis, where she completed an MFA degree in Visual Art.

Recent group exhibitions and screenings include Overview is a Place at SPRING/BREAK Art Show: Stranger Comes to Town in New York; Another Country at 50/50 in Kansas City; The Labs @ Chale Wote at the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture in Accra; In Deep Ecology at Tenerife Espacio de las Artes in Spain; Ecology without Borders .01 at [.BOX] Videoart Project Space in Milan; Color Key at the Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis; and Surface Forms at The Fabric Workshop & Museum in Philadelphia. Recent awards include the 2018 Great Rivers Biennial award; a MICA alumni award; a St. Louis Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant; and a Creative Stimulus Award from Critical Mass for the Visual Arts.

She is half of the collaborative duo, LAB:D, (which is a member of the artist collective, Monaco),with Lyndon Barrois Jr. Her solo exhibition, Ballast, was recently on view at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis.


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Education

MFA in Visual Art, Sam Fox School of Design + Visual Art, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri
Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow

BFA in General Fine Arts Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
summa cum laude, literature minor
 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018
Some, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Wayfarer, Monaco, St Louis, MO (as part of the collaborative duo LAB:D)
Ballast, Great Rivers Biennial, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO
Here and Elsewhere, St Louis Lambert International  Airport, Terminal 2, St Louis, MO
In Site, a commission for Dwell in Other Futures, .Zack, St Louis, MO

2017
Amalgam, Resident Arts, Columbia, MO

2016
Fare Well, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St Louis, MO
Veiddur, pop-up exhibition at Nes Listamiðstöð, Skagaströnd, Iceland

2015
The Truth is Rude, The Millitzer Gallery, St Louis, MO (as part of the collaborative duo LAB:D with Lyndon Barrois Jr.)

Group Exhibitions

2018
This Country, Zilkha South Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Nes Alumni Exhibition, Series 4 Video Art loop, Nes Studios, Skagaströnd, Iceland
bodybodymoreless (origins), curated by Amanda Bowles, Monaco, St Louis, MO
Overview is a Place, curated by Jessica Baran, SPRING/BREAK Art Show: Stranger Comes to Town, New York, NY

2017
Grand Prix, Monaco, St Louis, MO (as LAB:D with Lyndon Barrois Jr.)
Another Country, 50/50, Kansas City, MO
Almost Now, Just Then..., Projects + Gallery, St Louis, MO
Color Key, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO
Nobody’s Home, Demo Projects, Springfield, IL
Burning Bright, TechArtista, St Louis, MO
Cinco Instantes Maicanas, Galeria de Arte Ormolú, Pamplona, Spain
Surface Forms, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Encoded, Contemporary Art Gallery at Forest Park Community College, St Louis, MO

2016
Concept/Focus,  curated by James McAnally and Adam Welch, The Luminary, St Louis, MO
2016 College Collective, the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, Rochester, NY
Concept/Focus, curated by Adam Welch, Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa, OK
Reverberations, Stella Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Ghost (pop-up exhibition), curated by Sage Dawson, The Luminary, St Louis, MO

2015
Apprentice Training Program Exhibition, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Meredith Malone, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St Louis
Launch Pad: Addoley Dzegede, “The Florida Room,” Granite City Art and Design District, IL
Failure → Progression, curated by Ellen Harvey, Des Lee Gallery, St Louis, MO

2014
Parabola Collabora, Des Lee Gallery, St Louis, MO
2014 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 1, Des Lee Gallery, St Louis, MO
A Dream or A Memory, St Louis Artists’ Guild, St Louis, MO

2013
Parabola 2013: Proof that 2=1, Des Lee Gallery, St Louis, MO
Arteles Summer Exhibition, Hirvitalo Center of Contemporary Art Pispala, Tampere, Finland
Side Show, Heiska Luhti, Hämeenkyrö, Finland

2012
Virtual Boundaries,  The Transversal Project / Craft Alliance, St Louis, MO
Art St Louis XXVIII, The Exhibition, Art Saint Louis, St Louis, MO
Scripts & Systems, curated by Charlie Campbell,  Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
11th Annual Art Inter/National, Here and Abroad, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
33rd Annual Paper in Particular Exhibition, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

2011
Tenor of Textiles, Soulard Art Gallery, St Louis, MO

2010
Incognito 2010, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2008
15x15 Alumni Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2005
Real Material, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
UGA Cortona Exhibition, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA
Nano Show, Nexus/foundation for today’s art, Philadelphia, PA

2003
UGA Exhibition, Cortona, Italy
Art and Fashion Exhibition, Knights of Columbus, East Falmouth, MA


Recent Screenings

2018
Cadence Video Poetry Festival, curated by  Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, NW Film Forum, Seattle, WA

2017
The Labs @ Chale Wote, W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture, Accra, Ghana
Ecology without Borders .01, [.BOX] Videoart Project Space, Milan, Italy
Water, as part of “Architect @ Work”, SCIN, London, United Kingdom

2016
In Deep Ecology, curated by Marina Fomenko, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Spain
Water, curated by Crystal Heiden, Bridgeport Art Trail, American Fabrics Building, Bridgeport, CT
Now & After ‘16, The State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia
 

Residencies

2018
Thread: a project of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Sinthian, Senegal

2017/18
University of Kansas, Hashinger Hall Artist-in-Residence, Lawrence, KS
The Luminary, Special Residency Session, St Louis, MO

2016
Nes Artist Residency, June and July, Skagaströnd, Iceland

2015
Post-Graduate Apprenticeship, Fabric Workshop & Museum, Fall,  Philadelphia, PA

2014
Foundation Obras, June, Évoramonte, Portugal

2013
Arteles Creative Center, July and August, Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Fellowships, Grants, Awards & Honors

2018
Great Rivers Biennial Award, (Jurors: Martin Kersels, Lauren Haynes, and Christine Y. Kim) Contemporary Art Museum + the Gateway Foundation, St. Louis, MO
MICA Alumni Association Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Regional Arts Commission Artists Support Grant, St Louis, MO

2017
Diverse Faculty Fellowship, Harper College, Palatine, IL (declined)
Public Projects 2017 Winter Fellowship, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO

2016
Nominee - Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship
Public Projects 2016 Fall Fellowship, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO
Critical Mass for the Visual Arts, Creative Stimulus Award, St. Louis, MO
Honorarium, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK
Honorarium, The Center for Diversity & Inclusion, Washington University, St Louis, MO
Regional Arts Commission Artists Support Grant, St Louis, MO

2015
Graduate School of Art Class of 2015 Graduation Speaker, Washington University in St Louis
Nominee - Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture
Honorarium, The Center for Diversity & Inclusion, Washington University, St Louis, MO

2014
Graduate Student Grant,  Mellon Vertical Seminar: The Role of Arts Practice in the Research University at Washington University in St Louis
Fine Arts Work Center Scholarship (via Washington University), Provincetown, MA
Graduate Student Travel Grant, Washington University in St Louis

2013
Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship, Washington University in St Louis (2013-2015)

2005
Finalist - Jacques and Natasha Gelman Travel Fellowship

2004
Santa Farinella Sangiamo General Fine Arts Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2003
Language and Literature Department Award, Maryland Institute College of Art
Professor’s Choice Award: Book Arts, UGA Studies Abroad Exhibition, Cortona, Italy

2002
Foundation Departmental Recognition Award, Maryland Institute College of Art

2001
Miami Herald Silver Knights Community Service Award in Art
 

Invited Critic / Artist Talks

2018
Guest Speaker, for Professional Activities Seminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, November 8.
Guest Critic, Graduate Seminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, November 7.
Artist Talk, for Textiles Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, November 6.
Gallery Talk, Monaco, St. Louis, MO, November 3.
Artist Talk, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, MO, May 24.
Panelist, Great Rivers Biennial, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO, May 12.
Artist Talk and Guest Critic, Sterling College, Sterling, KS
Guest Critic, Graduate Seminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Juror, Art in the Grove competition, Spencer Art Museum, Lawrence, KS
Guest Speaker, for Professional Activities Seminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2017
Artist Talk, for Printmaking course, STLCC Meramec, St Louis, MO
Guest Critic, Graduate Seminar,  University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Artist Talk, for Professional Activities Seminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Artist Talk, for Art 105, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Artist Panel, Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO
Artist Talk, Resident Arts, Columbia, MO
Gallery Talk, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St Louis, MO

2016
Artist Talk, Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland
Guest Critic, BFA Thesis exhibition, Washington University in St Louis

2015
Gallery Talk, The Millitzer Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Artist Talk, Apprentice Training Program, Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Commencement Speech, Graham Chapel, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

2014
Artist Talk, Brittany Woods Middle School, Advanced Art class, St Louis, MO
Artist Talk, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Vertical Seminar, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO
Presentation, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts All-College Rally, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO
Artist Talk, Foundation Obras, Evoramonte, Portugal
Artist Talk, 2014 Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Program Arts & Letters Symposium, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO
 

Teaching  

2018
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, MO - Teaching Artist, Makers Night: Infinity Prints
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO - Teaching Artist, Screen Printing Repeat Patterns for Art Educators weekend intensive course

2017
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS - Visiting Lecturer, Fiber Forms
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO - Teaching Artist, Contemporary Fiber Practices for Art Educators weekend intensive course
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art, Washington University in St Louis, MO - Adjunct Lecturer, Textile Design
Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO - Teaching Artist, Indigo Workshop
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art, Washington University in St Louis, MO - Teaching Artist, Resist-Dyeing Indigo Workshop

2016
Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center, Tulsa OK - Teaching Artist, Designing Repeat Patterns

2015
Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, IL - Teaching Artist, Collaborative Sculpture
The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA - Post-Graduate Apprentice, Screen Printing Workshops
St Louis Story Stitchers, St Louis, Missouri - Teaching Artist, Introductory Bookbinding Workshop for teens
Art Scope, Creative Camp, St Louis, Missouri - Teaching Artist - ten themed weeks of camp for children ages 5-11

Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Washington University in St Louis (Sam Fox School of Design + Visual Art), St Louis, Missouri
2015 (for Tom Reed), Printmaking Elective
2014 (for Ken Botnick), The Book as Lens: Photography and Books
         (for Michael Powell),  Introduction to Bookbinding
2013 (for Jennifer Ingram), Intro to Fashion Design
 

Illustration & Design          

The Spectacle on-line literary magazine, Issue 1. url: http://thespectacle.wustl.edu/
     [illustration] for Poetry by Zach Savich
     [illustration] for “Umbilicus” by Patricia Foster

The Lumière Reader film criticism website. url: http://lumiere.net.nz/reader/item/1261
     [illustration] for Show Me Love: Eagle vs Shark

Press

Merve Bedir, “Moving together, in St. Louis: Dwell in Other Futures,” [review] temporaryartreview.com, June 13, 2018.

Chris King, “Amy Sherald opens at CAM with impressive local artists in 2018 Great Rivers Biennial,” [review] May 11, 2018.

Sabine Bolk, “A Quest Through Wax - Meet Addoley Dzegede,” dereisnaarbatik.blogspot.com, March 27, 2018.

St Louis Public Library blog, "What are you reading, Addoley Dzegede?", March 13, 2018.

James McAnally, “Staying Put,” [article] Art in America, Nov 2017.

Valerie Schremp Hahn, “2017 Rising Stars: University City artist Addoley Dzegede explores race, identity, home,” stltoday.com, July 27, 2017

Jorie Jacobi, “Almost Now, Just Then …” A Collaborative Group Show At Projects+Gallery In St. Louis,” alivemag.com, June 16, 2017

Willis Ryder Arnold, “Rising artists want viewers to focus on art, not only their race,” stlpublicradio.org, June 8, 2017.

Maggie Kunze, “Nobody’s Home at DEMO Project,” http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org, May 25, 2017.

Gavin Kroeber, “Encoded,” [review] Art in America, April 2017.

Joe Kohlburn, “On Transgression,” All the Art, Spring, 2017.

Rachel Sacks, “Goodbyes to Fort Gondo and Beverly Galleries,” All the Art, Spring, 2017.

Kara Weisenstein, "Get to Know the Radical Collective Sticking Up for St. Louis Artists," thecreatorsproject.vice.com, Jan 23, 2017.

Emma Dent, “On View: "Encoded" at the Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park,” stlmag.com, Jan 19, 2017.

Stefene Russell, “On view: "Fare Well" at fort gondo and "Wig Heavier Than a Boot” at beverly,“ [review] stlmag.com, Jan 4, 2017.

Amelia-Colette Jones, “Addoley Dzegede at Fort Gondo,” [review] temporaryartreview.com, Jan 3, 2017.

Willis Ryder Arnold, “Emerging artists wonder what's next now that 3 St. Louis art spaces are closing,” stlpublicradio.org, Jan 2, 2017.

Nancy Fowler, “3 artists with interest in public work win Critical Mass Awards,” stlouispublicradio.org, Aug 19, 2016.

Lucie Smoker, “Concept Focus: St. Louis Artists,” Art Focus Oklahoma, Vol.31, No.3, May/ June, 2016.  

Sam Fox School, “MFA Student Spotlight: Addoley Dzegede,” [feature video] Vimeo, March 26, 2015. https://vimeo.com/123331042

“The Luminary - LOT 49 - Addoley Dzegede,” March 9, 2016. https://vimeo.com/157497844

 

Bibliography

Projects+ Gallery, “Almost Now, Just Then…” [catalogue]. Projects+, 2017.

Aaron Coleman, “Do You Prefer Answers or Truth?,” MFA 2015, [catalogue]. Washington University in St. Louis, 2015.

Liam Otten, “Addoley Dzegede: exploring ideas of home and belonging through art,”Class Acts, [blog]. Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015. http://ow.ly/MUBj0  

Teemu Räsänen, ed., Arteles Catalogue (Arteles, 2015), 384 . https://issuu.com/arteles/docs/arteles_catalogue/41?e=4163454/4219431

 

Publications as Author

All the Art: St. Louis’ Quarterly Visual Arts Magazine, summer 2015 issue. [interview] “Octopus Chicken: a conversation with Cole Lu”

Palette Scrapings: the official Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum blog. [blog post] “2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Addoley Dzegede,” June 23, 2015.  http://ow.ly/OGHXP

Please Hold Magazine, Issue #3: Games, summer 2015. [contributing artist/author] “Intersections”

MFA14 / Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts catalog. [contributing author] St. Louis : Washington University in St. Louis, 2014

Portland Monthly magazine, September 2009, p.63, [article] “Fall Arts: Classical and Opera”

Portlandmonthlymag.com, July 7, 2009, [article] “Fabric of History: Gee’s Bend quilts speak volumes”