1989 in Born, Philadelphia, PA
Lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA


2014 Yale University School of Art M.F.A.Painting/Printmaking
2011 Penn State University B.F.A.


2016 Myth and Body, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Devan Shimoyama, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Devan Shimoyama | Salomón Huerta, Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Hocus Pocus, Bunker Projects, Pittsburg, PA


2016 Cultural Landscapes, The Fed Galleries at KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI
Bedazzled, Lehman College Gallery, Bronx, NY
The Soul of Black Art: A Collector’s View, Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR
Introspective, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
Crystal Vision, Bunker Projects, Pittsburg, PA 
2015 Love is Love, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
It Does and It Doesn’t, Alter Space, San Francisco, CO
Realities in Contemporary Video Art, Screening, Fondation des Etats Unis, Paris, France
UNLOADED, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb, IL
PaperRoute66, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
2014 People Staring, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Condensed Matter, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT
Unmarked, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
2013 As We Perform It, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT


2016 A Drop of Sun Under The Earth: Devan Shimoyama’s Mythological Black Queer Masculinity, Emily Colucci, Filthy
Critic’s Choice’ Devan Shimoyama | Salomón Huerta’: Two artists’ portraits of the soul, David Pagel, Los Angeles Times 2015 New American Paintings No. 116, The Open Studios Press, February
2014 Yale University is Having Its First All Black Art Show,  Alexis Barnes, Vice Magazine
Awol Erizku Curates First Show of Yale MFA Artists of Color, Ashton Cooper, Blouin ARTINO-In the Air: Art News & Gossip
2013 New American Paintings No. 105, The Open Studios Press, April/May


2013 Al Held Fellowship – Yale School of Art
2011 Gerald Davis Prize – Pennsylvania State University
Margaret Giffen Schoenfelder Memorial Scholarship – Pennsylvania State University


2015 Fire Island Artist Residency, Fire Island, NY