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

DAMON FREED

1100 West 4th Street

Sedalia, Missouri 65301

email: damonfreed@gmail.com

website: www.damonfreed.com

 

 

Education:

 

2006: Master of Fine Arts degree from Hunter College, City University of New York

2003: Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (with honors) from the School of Visual Arts, New York City

1997-2000: State Fair Community College

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

2018 Damon Freed: The Correspondence of Color, Saint Louis (catalogue with essays by Damon Freed)

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:

 

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

 

Professional Activities:

 

2018: Spofest Poetry Reading, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

2018 Gallery Talk, Bruno David Gallery, Damon Freed: The Correspondence of Color, Saint Louis, Missouri

2017 Gallery Talk, Bruno David Gallery, Damon Freed: Landscapes, Saint Louis, Missouri

2017 Spofest Poetry Reading, Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Missouri

2016 Spofest Poetry Reading, Fitters 5th Street Pub, Sedalia, Missouri

2015 Spofest Poetry Reading, Café Black Adder, Warrensburg, Missouri

2015 Gallery Talk, Bruno David Gallery, Damon Freed: Obstacle and Void, Saint Louis, Missouri

2014 Lecture, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Damon Freed: Four Point Perspective, Sedalia, Missouri

2012 Gallery Talk, Bruno David Gallery, Damon Freed: En Plein Air, Saint Louis, Missouri

2012 Lecture, Three Rivers Community College, Damon Freed: Grid Games, Poplar Bluff, Missouri

2011 Gallery Talk, Bruno David Gallery, Damon Freed: Life Saver, Saint Louis, Missouri

2009-2011 University of Central Missouri representative for national portfolio day in Saint Louis and Kansas City

 

Publications:

 

2018 The Correspondence of Color, Book of color fundamentals and seven personal theories on color, 40 pages fully-illustrated with writing. Second Edition forthcoming in the Summer of 2019

2017 Twonism (Thoughts, Essays, and Poems on Life and Art), book about my abstract paintings and studio discipline, 110 pages fully-illustrated with writings.

2017 Bruno David Gallery Publications, Damon Freed: Landscapes, Saint Louis.

2015 Bruno David Gallery Publications, Damon Freed: Obstacle and Void, Saint Louis.

2013 Bruno David Gallery Publications, Catalogue essay for Kelley Johnson’s “New Paintings” exhibition, Saint Louis.

2013 Bruno David Gallery Publications, Conducted interview with Douglass Freed for Douglass Freed’s “Reflective Landscapes” exhibition at the Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis.

2012 Bruno David Gallery Publications, Damon Freed: En Plein Air, Saint Louis.

2011 Bruno David Gallery Publications, Damon Freed: Life Saver, Saint Louis.

2009 Bruno David Gallery Publications, Damon Freed: Calm, Cool, and Coherent, Saint Louis.

 

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

 

Dennis Helsel—“The Correspondence of Color,” Essay, Bruno David Gallery Publications, Exhibition Catalogue, 2018

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

Dennis Helsel—“Damon Freed’s Landscapes,” Essay, Bruno David Gallery Publications, Exhibition Catalogue, 2017

Martin Schwartz—“It’s All Relative,” Missouri Life Magazine, December/January, 2017

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 Gordon—“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

 

Teaching Experience:

 

2009-Present date: Adjunct Instructor at University of Central Missouri

 

Classes Taught:

 

• Drawing I, II, III

• Design I, II

• Color and Design (Color Theory)

 

2010-Present date: Adjunct Instructor at State Fair Community College

 

Classes Taught:

 

• Art Appreciation

 

Related Professional Experience:

 

2010-Present date: Five years of experience participating in the State Fair Community College High School Art Symposium

2016-Present date: Preparator for the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art

2009-2011: Taught private art lessons to a high school student

2009: One month facilitating art to children in the Philippines

 

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.

 

Artist Residencies

 

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