Darren Waterston

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Whistler Elegy, 2013
Oil on wood panel, 60 x 50 inches



Uncertain Beauty/Filthy Lucre

Darren Waterston

Artist Biography


1988 BFA, Otis Art Institute
1986-87 Academie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Fachhochschule fur Kunst, Munster, Germany

Uncertain Beauty, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
Split the Lark, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Cadence, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

A Compendium of Creatures, Poet’s House, New York, NY
Darren Waterston and Mark Doty: A Compendium of Creatures, Legion of Honor, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Stabat Mater, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Ravens and Ruins, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Remote Futures, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

Kingdom, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Forest Eater, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI. Traveled to Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Calling Beauty, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
Anatomies, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
New Monotypes, Smith Anderson Editions, Palo Alto, CA

Splendid Grief: Darren Waterston and the Afterlife of Leland Stanford Jr., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Recent Paintings & Works on Paper, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Recent Editions, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

Aurora, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Last Days, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

Salon, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Constellations and The Flowering (The Fourfold Sense), Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
Fugue, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

Was and Is Not and Is to Come, site-specific mural, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Hyle, Galerie Jan-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France

For the complete biography, please download the PDF.



Nov 19 - Dec 23, 2015

Beasts of Revelation

Jun 21 - Aug 3, 2012

Never the Same Twice

Mar 17 - Apr 30, 2011


Selected Press

Filthy Lucre in Sculpture Magazine

November 2015

Filthy Lucre at the Freer|Sackler

May 2015

Boston Globe Reviews Filthy Lucre

May 2014

Filthy Lucre on NPR

April 17, 2014

ARTnews talks about Filthy Lucre

March 2014

Waterston's Interpretation of Whistler's Peacock Room

May 26, 2015

Filthy Lucre

May 15, 2015

Wall Street Journal on The Peacock Room and Filthy Lucre

March 29, 2014

Review by Donald Kuspit

Artforum January 2013

What has four arms ... : Mark Doty and Darren Waterston’s shared menagerie

Santa Fe New Mexican August 2013

Darren Waterston at NYPL

Art on Air

Review by Robert Shuster

The Village Voice October 24, 2012

Review by Ellen Croisier

untapped new york October 10, 2012

March 2009

art ltd.

Waterston's big artistic gamble pays off

San Francisco Chronicle April 25, 2009

Art in America May 2008

'Never fear, painting is here' by Regina Hackett

Seattle Post-Intelligencer January 17, 2008