Angela Dufresne’s Love Streams on the Phone Too (2015) was included in the exhibition The Printer’s Proof at the Albuquerque Museum. The show centers around six print makers, placing their work in conversation with prints by other artists working in a variety of mediums, including Nick Cave, Jim Dine, Harmony Hammond, Donald Judd, and Susan Rothenberg. To learn more about the show, please visit the museum website.
Angela Dufresne Painting Acquired by Middlebury College Museum of Art
Angela Dufresne’s painting Mommy Dearest (2014) was acquired by Middlebury College Museum of Art. The museum’s collection serves as both an educational resource for the college’s students and staff and a cultural asset to the larger public. Dufresne’s work will add to their growing collection of contemporary painting.
Mommy Dearest, 2014, Oil on Canvas, 66" x 39" (167.5 x 99 cm)
Works by Angela Dufresne and Doron Langberg were included in Any distance between us at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI, from July 17, 2021 – March 13, 2022. The show was an expansion upon co-curator Stephen Truax’s 2018 exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery, Intimacy. Other artists in the exhibition included Louis Fratino, Deana Lawson, Catherine Opie, and Salman Toor. For more information, please see the museum website.
Work by Angela Dufresne was featured in the group exhibition Omniscient at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in New York, NY from June 18, 2021 - January 2, 2022. The show examined intersections between queer identity and contemporary digital image culture through three major themes: popular culture as queer iconography, images in the public sphere and mass media, and representation beyond the body. For more information, please visit the Leslie-Lohman website.
Work by Angela Dufresne was on view in the group exhibition Re: Representation - Part I at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, LA from October 20 through December 11, 2021. Part one of a two part exhibition curated by Dan Cameron, the exhibit displayed new and recent work by a dozen American painters, each exploring a varied approach to representation. Other featured artists included Farley Aguilar, Margaret Curtis, James Esber, David Humphrey, and Lamar Peterson. To learn more, please visit the gallery's website.
Angela Dufresne was the weekly featured guest at the SOUND & VISION Podcast on April 8, 2021, with host and artist Brian Alfred. The two painters come together in an open discussion about Dufresne’s creative process, growing up in Kansas, thoughts on MFAs, and more. To listen to the full conversation, please see the podcast website.
Artforum reviews Long and Short Shots, with writer Colin Edgington describing Dufresne's "flamboyant canvases" as "a vision of a soft but salacious utopia full of unabashed living and endless love." To read the full article, please visit the magazine's website.
In Hyperallergic, John Yau reviews Dufresne's current exhibition at the gallery, writing: “I cannot think of another narrative painter as expansive, surprising, funny, unsettling, tender, wacky, challenging, theatrical, and radically imaginative as Angela Dufresne”. To read the full article, please visit the publication's website.
The New York Times reviews Angela Dufresne’s solo exhibition, Long and Short Shots, with critic Jillian Steinhauer observing how the artist's “series of big, stunning paintings” are “the imaginings of a liberated hand and mind.” To read the full article, please visit the newspaper’s website.
A virtual panel discussion about Angela Dufresne’s exhibition, Long and Short Shots, was hosted via Zoom on February 18. The conversation was moderated by Melissa Ragona, and included Charles Bernstein, Nayland Blake and Dufresne. To watch a recording, please visit the YouTube page.
In his review of Angela Dufresne's solo exhibition Long and Short Shots for Two Coats of Paint, Andrew Woolbright writes that Dufresne’s “dazzling and spectral” paintings “pose new paths forward from John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage’s discourse on figural strategies.” To read the full article, please visit the publication’s website.
Paintings by Angela Dufresne were featured in Visionary New England, on view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA, from October 8, 2020 - March 14, 2021. Visionary New England drew on the region’s longstanding history of visionary and spiritual social practices to offer a vision for future harmony between humanity and the natural world. Other featured artists included Caleb Charland, Anna Craycroft, Josephine Halvorson and Kim Weston. For more information, please visit the deCordova website.
Angela Dufresne was featured in Evocations from April 20 - March 13, 2022, at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS. The exhibition was a celebration of the museum's diverse permanent collection, organized by former Executive Director and Chief Curator Bruce Hartman. To learn more, please visit the Nerman website.
Golden Showers of Love, 2019, a new mural-sized painting by Angela Dufresne, was on view in Transitional Positions, a virtual exhibition curated by painter Eric Fischl for Galerie St. Etienne, through September 11, 2020. After selecting works from the gallery’s extensive inventory of early twentieth-century Austrian and German artworks by artists such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Gustav Klimt, and Egon Schiele, Fischl then invited eleven contemporary women painters to select pieces to pair with one of their own works for the exhibition dealing with similar issues. Other featured artists included Nicole Eisenman, Tracey Emin, Jennifer Packer, Jenny Saville and Joan Semmel, among others. For more information, please visit the exhibition’s website.
Paintings by Angela Dufresne were on view in Just My Type: Angela Dufresne at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY, from February 9 – July 14, 2019. Curated by Melissa Ragona and Anastasia James, the exhibition showcased intimate portraits of the artist’s friends, family, and community, painted from life. For more information, please visit the Dorsky Museum website.
Paintings by Angela Dufresne were featured in Paint, also known as Blood: Women, Affect and Desire in Contemporary Painting, on view from June 7 - August 11, 2019, at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland. Curated by Natalia Sielewicz, the exhibition brought together a women-only line up of artists whose introspective practices investigate the body, sexuality, agency, trauma and the self-determination of womanhood. Other featured artists include Dana Schutz, Tschabalala Self, Paulina Ołowska, Gosia Bartosik and more. For more information, please visit the MoMA Warsaw website.
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce representation of artist Angela Dufresne along with M+B in Los Angeles. Dufresne’s signature compositions, at once grandiose and humble, imagined and believable, scenic and chaotic, connect widely disparate icons of figuration, landscape, movies and urban tableaux into potent mises en scène. The complete announcement may be viewed here.
Making a Scene, a solo exhibition of painting and video by Angela Dufresne, was on view at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO, from September 20, 2018 - January 6, 2019. For more information, please visit the Kemper Museum of Art website.