New York Times Calls Professor Devan Shimoyama 1 of 19 Artists to Watch Next Year

Posted on December 27, 2017

In a review of “Fictions,” currently on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Chief Art Critic Holland Cotter writes that the museum ushers in “a brilliant batch of emerging artists of African and Latino descent.”

“The Studio Museum has always been a showcase for figurative painting, and continues to be with Christina Quarles’s surreal picture of mantis-limbed lovers; Amy Sherald’s pair of grave, graceful somnambulists; and Devan Shimoyama’s enchanted painting of a queer-style barbershop shape-up in progress: the sitter has gold skin, plastic flowers for eyes and weeps rhinestone tears,” Cotter writes.

Full review