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Dean Byington



2017Dean Byington: Theory of Machines, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

2015The New City, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Dean Byington: Buildings Without Shadows, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

2010Black Maps: New Paintings, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2009Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
Dean Byington: Terra Incognita, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee
2007Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2005Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2003Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1999Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1997Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco
1994Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco



2018DNA of PAINTING, Anglim Gilbert Gallery/Gallery 200 at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco
Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

2017The (Partial) Autobiography of an Art Gallery, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

2016Order & Nature, Anglim Gilbert Gallery at Minnesota Street Project
“Tout le nécessaire,” Aires Libre 2016, Montreal
Land/Sky: Temporal Concepts, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York

2014Fusion: Art of the 21st Century, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Summer in Black & White … And Color, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2013Hybridity: The New Frontier, 21c Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas
Rarely Seen Contemporary Works on Paper, Art Institute of Chicago

2012Convergence: Highlights from the Collection 2012, 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Rarely Seen Contemporary Works on Paper, Art Institute of Chicago
2011Stream of the Unknown, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, N.Y.
Land of Magic, Bedford Gallery at The Lesher, Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California
2010Skeptical Landscapes, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
2008Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College,
State University of New York, Purchase, N.Y.
Tales of Wonder and Woe: Fables and Fairy Tales in Contemporary Art, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, N.Y.
utopia/dystopia, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
2006The Materialization of Sensibility: Art & Alchemy, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Here's the Thing, Gallery 16, San Francisco
2005Recent Acquisitions, Indianapolis Museum of Art
2004Random Encounters, San Jose Museum of Art, California
2003Pocket Atlas, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Cut, Copy, Paste: The Art of Contemporary Collage, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California
Bytes and Pieces: Contemporary Collage, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art,
San Jose, California
1998Art + Tech, Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
1997Untitled, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
1994Negative Energy, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut
The 6 x 9 Show, Victoria Room, San Francisco
Shudder, Victoria Room, San Francisco
1993New Work, Turn of the Century, Berkeley, California
199166th Annual Crocker Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
1990A Boar’s Head, Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, California


Art Institute of Chicago

21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
The Capital Group, Los Angeles
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Progressive Collection, Mayfield Village, Ohio
Rene diRosa Collection, Napa, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, N.Y.
The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia


“Dean Byington’s Theory of Machines,” Juxtapoz Magazine, June 2017
Zellen, Jody. “Dean Byington,” Artillery, June 2017
Dambrot, Shananys. “Dean Byington: Theory of Machines at Kohn Gallery,” White Hot Magazine, June 2017
Unferth, Deb Olin. “Radical Will,” Harpers Magazine, January 2011

David S. Rubin, Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s (San Anonio Museum of Art and MIT Press, 2010)

Scott Indrisek, “Uncharted Territory,” Modern Painters, November 2010

Wendy Koenig, “Dean Byington,” Art Papers, September/October 2009
Falkenberg, Merrill, “Dean Byington,” Frieze, April 2008

Sidra Stich, art-Sites San Francisco (art-SITES Press, 2007)
“Dean Byington,” The New Yorker, November 26, 2007
Mark Pascale, “Curator’s Choice: AIC’s New Acquisition,” FNews Magazine, May 2006
Hilarie Sheets, “Critic’s Pick: Dean Byington,” Artnews, January 2006
“Dean Byington,” The New Yorker, May 30, 2005
Roberta Smith, “Making an Entrance at any Age,” The New York Times, May 6, 2005

Jack Fischer, “Conjuring Worlds from Bits and Pieces,” San Jose Mercury, May 2003

Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, July 31, 2003

–––, “Dean Byington at Galelry Paula Anglim,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 15, 2003
John Yau, “Invitation to the Labyrinth,” Dean Byington, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, 2003
Jerome Tarshis, “Dean Byington,” Art in America, December 2002
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2002
Berin Golunu, Artweek, Vol. 30, No. 10, October 1999
Jori Finkel, Express, January 17, 1997
Vivien Raynor, The New York Times, November 20, 1994
"Paintography," Visions Art Quarterly, Winter 1994
Steve Starger, Journal Inquirer, November 4, 1994
Hartford Advocate, November 18, 1994
Zyzzyva, Vol. X, No. 3, Fall 1994

Randal Davis, Artweek, August 4, 1994
David Bonetti, San Francisco Examiner, July 15, 1994
Ariel Parkinson, The Berkeley Voice, April 27, 1993
Victoria Dalkey, “Hanging Judge,” The Sacramento Bee, April 28, 1993
Ken Magri, "Second Guessing the Grand Juror," Sacramento News and Reviews, May 1991

Art + Tech, Museum of Art, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 1988