Damon Freed
1100 West 4th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301
201.892.9429
damonfreed@gmail.com

 

Damon Freed

1100 West 4th Street
Sedalia, MO 65301
201.892.9429
damonfreed@gmail.com
www.damonfreed.com

 

 

Education

2006 M.F.A. Hunter College, City University of New York
2003 B.F.A. School of Visual Arts, New York (Honors)
2000 State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Missouri

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Damon Freed: Structure and Void - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis (catalogue with essay)
2019 Damon Freed: Paper Landscapes - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis
2019 Damon Freed: Piss & Vinegar - Hayden Liberty Center Association for the Arts, Sedalia (catalogue with essays by Dennis Helsel and Mathew Clouse, and a poem by Damon Freed)
2018 Damon Freed: The Correspondence of Color - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis (catalogue with essays)
2017 Damon Freed: Landscapes - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis (catalogue with essay by Dennis Helsel)
2015 Damon Freed: Obstacle and Void - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis (catalogue with essay by Tanya Hartman)
2014 Damon Freed: Four Point Perspective - Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia
2012 Damon Freed: En Plein Air - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis (catalogue with essay by Kara Gordon and poems by Damon Freed)
2012 Damon Freed: Grid Games - Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff
2012 Damon Freed: Cadence - Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City
2011 Damon Freed: Life Saver - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis (catalogue with essay by Kara Gordon and poems by Damon Freed)
2009 Damon Freed: Calm, Cool, Coherent - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis (catalogue with essay by Nancy Weant and studio notes by Damon Freed)

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 Overview_2018 - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis
2017 Summer Invitational - Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City
2016 From All The Borders of Itself - Park University, Kansas City
2016 Late Summer Exhibit - Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia
2016 Summer Invitational - Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City
2016 UCM Faculty Exhibition - Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg
2015 In Good Company - Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City
2015 UCM Faculty Exhibition - Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg
2014 Paperworks - Liberty Center Loft Gallery, Sedalia
2014 UCM Faculty Exhibition - Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg
2013 Summer Invitational - Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City
2013 UCM Faculty Exhibition - Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg
2012 Blue, White, and Red - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis
2012 December Group Show - Liberty Center Loft Gallery, Sedalia
2012 October Group Show - Liberty Center Loft Gallery, Sedalia
2012 UCM Faculty Exhibition - Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg
2011 UCM Faculty Exhibition - Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg
2010 Project Room Overview - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis
2010 UCM Faculty Exhibition - Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg
2009 OVER_VIEW 09 - Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis
2009 Gallery Selections: Small Scale Works - Tobey Fine Arts, New York
2006 Correspondence to a Single Point: A Survey of Geometric Abstraction - Tobey Fine Arts, New York
2006 Hum - curated by Shinsuke Aso - Tobey Fine Arts, New York
2003 The Wild Bunch - curated by Tim Rollins - White Box Gallery, New York

 

 

Grants/Awards

2003 Honors - School of Visual Arts, New York
2002 Juan Gonzales Award - School of Visual Arts, New York
2001 Fine Arts Departmental Grant - School of Visual Arts, New York
2000 Silas H. Rhodes Merit Scholarship - School of Visual Arts, New York

 

 

Bibliography

Lyons, Andy - "Sedalia Painter Damon Freed releases new book: Twonism," Central MO News (centralmonews.net), December 23, 2017
Lyons, Andy - "Sedalia Painter Opening Exhibition in Saint Louis Next Week", Central MO News (centralmonews.net), January 6, 2017
Michael Schwartz - "It's All Relative", Missouri Life Magazine, December 2016
Tanya Hartman - "Damon Freed: Obstacle and Void", Essay, Bruno David Gallery Publications, Exhibition Catalogue, 2015
Bemiss, Faith - "SFCC art instructors show variety of work at Daum", Sedalia Democrat, October 3rd, 2014
Bemiss, Faith - "How Paperworks", Sedalia Democrat, July 19-20, 2014
Kara Gordan - "Damon Freed: En Plein Air", Essay, Bruno David Gallery Publications, Exhibition Catalogue, 2012
Baran, Jessica - "Life Saver at Bruno David Gallery", Riverfront Times, December 15, 2011
Cooper, Ivy - "Winter Wondering at Bruno David Gallery", St. Louis Beacon, December 5, 2011
Kara Gordan - "Damon Freed: Life Saver", Essay, Bruno David Gallery Publications, Exhibition Catalogue, 2011
Gordon, Kara - "Calibration", Essay, Bruno David Gallery Publications, Exhibition catalogue, 2011
Siegel, Kyle - "SNJ Community Profile", Sedalia News Journal, September 6, 2011
Cooper, Ivy - "Damon Freed" St. Louis Beacon, March 19, 2009
Baran, Jessica - "Damon Freed: Calm, Cool, Coherent", Riverfront Times, March 25, 2009
Weant, Nancy - "Damon Freed: Calm, Cool, Coherent", Essay, Bruno David Gallery Publications, Exhibition catalogue, 2009
Nail, Sarah - "Easy on the Eyes", Sedalia Democrat, September 18, 2008

 

 

Professional Activities

2019-2020 Periodic Reader of Poetry at Backwoods Guitar, Sedalia, Missouri
2017-2020 Reader of Poetry, Artist Gatherings, Sedalia, Missouri
2018 Poetry Reading, Daum Museum, Sedalia, Missouri
2017 Gallery Talk, Bruno David Gallery, Damon Freed: Landscapes
2015 Poetry Reading, Café Black Adder, Warrensburg, Missouri
2015 Gallery Talk, Bruno David Gallery, Damon Freed: Obstacle and Void
2014 Lecture, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Damon Freed: Four Point Perspective
2012 Gallery Talk, Bruno David Gallery, Damon Freed: En Plein Air
2012 Lecture, Three Rivers Community College, Damon Freed: Grid Games
2011 Gallery Talk, Bruno David Gallery, Damon Freed: Life Saver
2009-2011 University of Central Missouri representative for national portfolio day in Saint Louis and Kansas City

 

 

Curatorial and Judging

  • Curated and judged the Columbia Art League's "Edible" exhibition 2013.
  • Judged the Longview Art and Music Festival's visual art exhibition 2012.

 

 

Publications

  • The Correspondence of Color, book of color theories, 2020
  • The Gallivants, book of poetry, 2019
  • The New Yorker, book of poetry, 2019
  • The Artist's Life: Inside and Outside of the Studio, book of poetry, 2019
  • For Leigha with Love and Care, book of poetry, 2019
  • When the Church Bell Chimes, book of poetry, 2019
  • Twonism (Thoughts, Essays, and Poems on Life and Art), book of artist writings, 2017
  • Correspondence of Colors, book of color theories, 2017
  • Catalogue essay for Kelley Johnson's "New Paintings" exhibition at the Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis 2013.
  • Conducted interview with Douglass Freed for Douglass Freed's "Reflective Landscapes" exhibition at the Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis 2013.

 

 

Artist Residencies

  • Missouri State Fair Visiting Artist, August 13-17th, 2014