Conglomerate no. 6, 2007

Watercolor and gouache on paper

15 x 11 inches

Conglomerate Study, 2010

Gouache on rag paper

13 1/2 x 10 inches

Expansion No. 1, 2009

Watercolor on paper

30 x 22 1/2 inches

Tondo No. 14, 2009


22 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

Tondo No. 21, 2009


22 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

Tortoise Contemplating Death, 2010

Watercolor on rag paper

10 x 13 3/4 inches

Study for a Revelation, 2011

Ink on paper

16 x 13 3/4 inches


Darren Waterston graduated with a BFA from the Otis Art Institute in 1988, having previously studied at the Akademie der Künste and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, both in Germany. His exhibition Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre is currently on view at The Smithsonian Institution’s Freer/Sackler Galleries through June 2017.

Darren Waterston has been exhibiting his paintings, works on paper, and installations in the U.S. and abroad since the early 1990s. Recent exhibition highlights include: Forest Eater at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (2011); Splendid Grief: The Afterlife of Leland Stanford Jr. (2009), an installation at The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, CA; and The Flowering (The Fourfold Sense) (2007), at the Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR.

In 2007 CHARTA published a monograph on the artist, “Darren Waterston: Representing the Invisible”, and in 2013 Prestel published a collaboration between the artist and poet Mark Doty, “A Swarm, A Flock, a Host: A Compendium of Creatures.” “Darren Waterston: Filthy Lucre,” was published by Skira Rizzoli in association with MASS MoCA and the Freer/Sackler in 2014.

Waterston’s paintings are included in numerous permanent collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; New York Public Library, New York City; The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Waterston lives and works in New York City.


Darren Waterston and Mark Doty: Gallery Talk and Book Signing

April 6, 2013 at DC Moore Gallery

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