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Duston Spear: Selected Biography

One Person Painting Exhibitions

  • ‘Floating World’, Sara Tecchia Roma New York, NY
  • ‘Delivered’ , STRNY
  • ‘Read’, STRNY
  • ‘Topographies, Kristen Frederickson Contemporary Art, NY
  • ‘Sampling Crane’, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • ‘Battledress’, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
  • ‘Original Mold Series’, McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • ‘Waiting’, McIntosh Gallery
  • ‘Men in Suits’, McIntosh Gallery
  • ‘Sunken Meadow Series’, McIntosh Gallery
  • ‘Cave Paintings’, Kathleen Meyer Gallery, Louisville, KY


Group Shows

  • ‘Artist’s Projects’, Cage, NY
  • ‘Accidentally Real, Sara Tecchia, curator
  • ‘Works on Paper Invitational’, Weatherspoon Art Museum 
  • ‘I Killed My Father…' Sargent's Daughters, curated by Invisible Exports, NY
  • ’Timeless- the Art of Drawing’, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ curated by Ann Aptaker
  • ‘Red Badge of Courage’, Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
  • ‘Paintings’ Liste Koeln, Sara Tecchia Gallery
  • ‘Well Read’, NutureArt, Brooklyn, NY
  • ‘Inside/Outside I, II’ Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Bedford Hills, NY
  • ‘Uncommon Portraits’,The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University Gallery, Fairfield, CT curated by Deborah Frizzell
  • ‘New Acquisitions’, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
  • ‘The Rag Trade’, InterArt Center, NY curated by Saul Ostrow
  • ‘Four Currents’, Meisel Gallery, NY curated by Peter Frank
  • ‘New Acquisitions’, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
  • ‘Four Artists’, Soho Center for Art, NY


Installations and Performances

  • ‘3 Women in Black’, Grey Art Gallery Windows at NYU
  • ‘That Big Yellow Braid’, Creative Time, Family Court, NY
  • ‘The History of Three Sisters’, Dance Theater Workshop, St Marks Church, NY
  • ‘Women in Black’, Axis Dance , CA
  • ‘Red Thread: the prisoner and the painter’  screening with performance
    • Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY
    • Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY
    • Anthology Film Archives, NY
    • Dixon Place, NY
    • Rutgers University
    • Big Apple Film Festival
  • ‘Past: a retelling of Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ screenings
    • Windows Studio, Brooklyn, NY
    • Filmideo at the Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
    • Richmond International Film Festival, VA


Public Collections

  • The Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation, NY
  • The Special Collections of the University of North Carolina Library
  • The Weatherspoon Art Museum
  • The Metropolitan Museum
  • The Brooklyn Museum
  • The New York Public Library
  • The Coca-Cola Collection, Atlanta
  • Delta Airlines, Atlanta
  • Hyatt Hotels, Inc. Puerto Rico


Awards and Sponsorships

  • ‘Past’, ‘Red Thread’ and ‘3 Women in Black’ all sponsored projects of the New York Foundation for the Arts
  • New York State Council for the Arts - Film and Media Award
  • Puffin Foundation Award 
  • Creative Work Fund, California
  • Creative Time 
  • Art Matters Fellowship


Conferences, Talks and Panels

  • 'Charlotte Salomon', The Jewish Museum, NY, assistant to the curator
  • ‘Marking Time’ , Rutgers Univesity
  • ‘Red Thread’, Columbia University Mentor Series
  • ‘Painting’ , Art Institute of New Hampshire
  • ‘Collaboration’, William Paterson College
  • ‘The Artist’s Book’, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • ‘ Battledress’, Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNCG
  • ‘Goya Works’, Pace University
  • ‘The Sister Arts; Painting and Poetry’, Bedford Hills Correctional and Marymount Manhattan College Conference
  • ‘Uncommon Portraits’, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, SHU
  • ‘Artists as Activists’, Chair, College Art Association
  • Committee on Women in the Arts, College Art Association
  • Panelist, Painting Fellowships, New York Foundation for the Arts
  • ‘Cross Generations of Feminists’, Artists Talk on Art Series, NY