Have you met…Douglas Degges?

oil on masonite, 12"x8"

Douglas Degges, the upchuck and the whisper,2010-2012, oil on masonite, 12″x8″

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to. The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Douglas Degges.

oil on masonite, 12"x12"

Douglas Degges, the upchuck and the whisper 2010-2012, oil on masonite, 12″x12″

mixed media, 13.5x21.5"

Douglas Degges, the upchuck and the whisper 2010- 2012, mixed media, 13.5×21.5″

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Douglas Degges received a BA from Rhodes College in 2009 and a MFA from the University of Iowa in May 2012. Degges recently received the Mildred Pelzer Lynch Fellowship and the Paul Weber award from the University of Iowa. His work has been exhibited at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA, Concordia University in Seward, NE, Material Art Space in Memphis, TN, and Washington University in St. Louis, MO. 

inkjet on canvas, 41x30"

Douglas Degges, props and pictures 2013-2014, inkjet on canvas, 41×30″

2012 MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2011 MA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2009 BA, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
2007 St. John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

laser cut plywood

Douglas Degges, Limbs and Letters 2011,  laser cut plywood

Other material relating to Douglas Degges.

Artist website: douglasdegges.com

Curating Contemporary: Douglas Degges

Way Farers: Douglas Degges

Old man study group: Collaborations with Douglas Degges 

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Long Series #1493. The UK Box.

#1493. UK Box.

#1493. UK Box.

This is a piece from a collaboration called the UK Box with the artists, David Manley, Rachael Pinks, Clay Smith, Andrew Parkinson, and Donnalee Downe.

Long Series #1492 with Phillip J.Mellen.

#1492 PJM

#1492 PJM

This is another piece from a collaboration I’m working on with Phillip J. Mellen. Phillip provided the text and shape of the composition. What I enjoy about collaboration is the chance to explore new problems and challenges. It also allows me to get outside of my comfort zone and break with my personal mark making. More to come.

Long Series #1482 with Phillip J. Mellen.

#1482 PJM

#1482 PJM

Here is another piece from an ongoing collaboration with Phillip J. Mellen. In this piece the text is provided by Phillip.