Dean West

Born in Australia in 1983, Dean West lives and works in New York City.

Designated as "one of the world's best emerging photographers" by Capture Magazine, West has made a name for himself with his highly conceptual and thought-provoking style. His body of work plays with multilayered states of consciousness through the silent dialogue between the elements West has meticulously arranged on stage, hence forcing imagination to overstep the frames of reality. While Fabricate settled in a mythology-inspired context, In Pieces investigates the identity of contemporary man within a society that dictates most aspects of his expected role.

 

ln 2008, West was included in Saatchi & Saatchi's collection of the world's top 100 emerging photographers. ln the following years, his series 'Fabricate' received worldwide recognition from top photography competitions, including : the International Colour Awards, the Lucie Awards, the Loupe Awards. In 2009, Dean was the winner of the IV International Arte Laguna Prize, Venlce, Italy; This final award being the most prestigious for ernerging artists with over 5,000 applicants gunning for the top prize in photography, sculpture and painting. Zoom Magazine quickly nominated Dean in the 'New Talent' issue of 2010 and the Magenta Foundation awarded him an emerging Photographer of Canada. Dean's body of work is now being collected by a growing number of sophisticated art collectors in North America and Europe.

 

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Dean West Né / Born: Australia, 1983
Vit et travaille / Lives and works: New York City, United States

 

PRINCIPALES EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES / SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Franklin Institute Museum, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Fotografica de Colombia Biennial, Bogota (Colombia)
Paris Expo Gallery, Porte de Versailles, Paris (France)
Old Truman Brewery, London (United Kingdom)
Faneuil Hall Museum Boston, Boston, MA (United States)

2014

Anchorage Museum of Art, Anchorage, AK (United States)
Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL (United States)
Discovery Centre Times Square, New York, NY (United States)

2013

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA (United States)

Open house Gallery, New York, NY (United States)

Clinton Presidential Centre, Little Rock, AR, USA
2012

In Pieces, The Columbus Museum of Art (United States)
Photo Reload, Digital Natives, Romberg Gallery (Italy)
Worldwide Biennial WGPA? Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Process, Jam3 Gallery (Canada)
2011

SNAP, ACT National Ballet School (Canada)
2010

Fabricate, Fornace di Asolo, Treviso (Italy)
Fabricate, One800 Gallery, Toronto (Canada)
Northern Lights, Atelier 688, Toronto (Canada)
Fabricate, Arte Laguna, Tese di San Cristoforo, Venice (Italy)
2009

FWA Awards Potd, Hertfordshire (United-Kingdom)
The New Twenties, IDN, Los Angeles (United-States)
Diafragma, Revistas Judas, Quita (Equador)
2008

Showcase, Palais des Festivals, Cannes (France)
2007

Australian Photographer Awards, APPA (Australia)
2006

Saving Daylight, Dell Gallery, Brisbane (Australia)

 


BOURSES ET DISTINCTIONS / GRANTS AND AWARDS
2011

Illustrative Photographer of the Year, International Loupe Awards (Australia)
Pollux Award | Worldwide Photography Gala, Directors Special Mention, Fabricate (United-
Kingdom)
Official Selection Prix de la Photographie Paris (France)
Emerging Photographer of Canada, Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation (Canada)
Applied Arts Magazine Winner, (Canada), Fabricate
Applied Arts Magazine Winner, (Canada) , Around the Bend
International Photography Awards, Lucie Foundation 2nd Place, Fine Art Pro (US)
AIPP Australian Professional Photographer Awards, Creative Photographer of the Year
Runner Up
2010

Winner of the IV International Arte Laguna Prize, Fotografica, Fabricate, Venice (Italy)
Advertising & Fashion Photographer of the Year, International Aperture Awards, (Australia)
Visual Artist of the Year 2010, Africa Photographic Awards, Johannesburg (south Africa)
Winner in the 4th Annual Masters Cup, International Colour Awards, London (UK)
Applied Arts Winner, Canada, Fabricate
Applied Arts Winner, Canada, Every Dink Counts, QLD Government
2009

International Photography Awards Honourable Mention, Lucie Foundation (US)
International Photography Awards Honourable Mention, Lucie Foundation (US)
Australia?s Top Photographer Nominee, Creative Magazine (Australia)
2008

Advertising Photographer of the Year, International Aperture Awards (United-States)
Top 100 Emerging Photographers, Saatchi & Saatchi, Cannes (France)


COLLECTIONS
The Collection of Sir Elton John

The Weston Foundation

Mark R McQueen

Mantella Corporation

he Claringbold Estate


PRESSE/PRESS
2013
Wired Magazine, July
CBC Radio, March
Hype Beast, March
Yatzer, April
Selectism, March
Gotham Magazine, March
Washington Square News, March
NY1, March
Artlyst, March
Time Out New York, March
Trendland, March
Guest of a Guest, March
Hi Fructose, March
Haute Living, March
The Crosby Press, March
Luxury Launches, March
Design Wire, February
Gamer Hub TV, March
Hi Fructose, March
Laughing Squid, March
Design Revolution, March
Trend Hunter, March
Clutter Magazine, March 2013
MoCo Loco, April 2013
The Fabulous Report, March 2013
Solifestyle, March 2013
Perth Now, March
The Australian, March
Curbed, March
Fresh Jess, March
Mom Trends, March
Babble, March
Zimbio, February
High Snobiety, February
Artnet, February
The Sidebar Fashion, February
Buzzfeed, February
We Heart, February
Dujour, February
The Wall St Journal, February
Good Morning America, February
Neatorama, January
The Fox is Black, January
Fast Company Create, January

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