Abigail DeVille

April 24, 2024 7PM

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York NY 10011

*Abigail DeVille will be conducting studio visits with MFA students, but will not be giving a lecture *

Abigail DeVille (b. 1981) is an artist working in sculpture, mixed-media, and site-specific installation based in New York City. DeVille received an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Maintaining a long-standing interest in marginalized people and places, DeVille creates site-specific immersive installations designed to bring attention to these forgotten stories, such as with the sculpture she built on the site of a former African American burial ground in Harlem.

DeVille’s work has been the subject of an Art21 documentary, and has been the subject of exhibitions at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Studio Museum in Harlem; the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev; New Museum, NY; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, among others. She has been a Creative Capital grantee, was nominated for The Future Generation Art Prize in the 55th Biennale di Venezia, and was artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome in 2017-2018. Her work is in the permanent collections of Pinault; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Kadist Art Foundation; The Bronx Museum of the Arts; The Studio Museum Harlem; and Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, among others. She teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.