Devan Shimoyama (b. Philadelphia, PA) received his BFA from The Pennsylvania State University in Drawing/Painting (2011) and his MFA from Yale University School of Art in Painting/Printmaking (2014). Shimoyama has exhibited throughout the United States, including at Samuel Freeman Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Lesley Heller Gallery in New York, NY; BravinLee Programs in New York, NY; the Northern Illinois University Art Museum, in Dekalb, IL; Alter Space, San Francisco, CA; Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO; and internationally in Realities in Contemporary Video Art at the Fondation des Etats Unis, in Paris, France. He has also had solo booths at Independent NY in 2017 with Stems Gallery and PULSE Miami Beach in 2016 with Samuel Freeman Gallery, where he was awarded the PULSE Prize. He has upcoming solo exhibitions with David DeBuck gallery in New York, NY (November 2017) and the Warhol Museum (Summer 2018). Shimoyama has been featured in publications such as The Los Angeles Times, The Creator’s Project on Vice, New American Paintings (Volume 105 & 116), Pinwheel, Filthy Dreams, and Saatchi Art’s ‘Best of 2014’. Devan is currently full-time faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, and lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.