DAVE EASSA - CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

2013 BFA in Painting, concentration in Printmaking, Maryland Institute College of Art
2012 The Arts University College at Bournemouth Semester Abroad.
2011 Sao Tome, Africa Summer Intensive Painting Program (MICA)


SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 "Wide Eyed" with Nicole Dyer, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2015 "My Mother Always Told Me I'd Grow Up To Be A Lawyer" Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA. 
2015 "Forwards / / Backwards" with Evelyn Hoffmann, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD.
2014 "The End of Spring" Big Law Country Club @ Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY.
2014 "Dreamhouse" Lil' Gallery, Baltimore, MD. 
2013 "Golden Years" (e)merge Art Fair, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, D.C.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 "Blushing" Ballroom Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
2015 "Yes Please Thank You" Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
2015 "SNTL FUNdraiser" The Windup Space, Baltimore, MD.
2015 "Baltimore Flavor" MK Gallery, Vienna, VA.
2015 "We Should See Each Other More Often" The Koban Project, Baltimore, MD.
2015 "Black and Blue" Gallery 919, Wilmington, DE.
2014 "B¡NGO" Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
2014 "Get Small 2014" SessionSpace, Oakland, CA.
2014 "Bawlmer" Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN.
2014 "All The Homies" Lil' Gallery @ Alternative Art Fair, Baltimore, MD.
2014 "The End" Sophiajacob, Baltimore, MD.
2014 "Baltimore Array" Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE.
2014 "Figure 50" www.figure50.com (online)
2014 "Select 2014" Artisphere, Rosslyn, VA. 
2014 "Select 2014 Preview" Curated by Mera Rubell. Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY. 
2013 "Shaper Image: Part II" Ethan Cohen Fine Arts @ artSTRAND, Provincetown, MA. 
2013 "This Red Door" This Red Door @ Reh Kunst, Berlin, Germany.
2013 "Making It Out Alive" Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2013 "Odd Logic" Current Space, Baltimore, MD. 
2013 "On/Loan" curated by Cara Ober, Area 405. Baltimore, MD. 
2012 "Loaded Pistols" curated by Samantha Fein, Gallery 500, Baltimore, MD.
2011 "Certainly So" Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore MD.
2011 “Los Jaca Dos Americanos” Casa das Artes Criação Ambiente Utopias Sao Tome, Sao Tome.


PRESS

2015 Bmore Art. "My Mother Always Told Me I'd Grow Up To Be A Lawyer" Written by Cara Ober.
2014 Number Inc Issue Eighty "Bawlmer" Written by J. Stokes Casey.
2014 Bmore Art. "So good it made nudes and oil paint feel fresh" Written by Michael Farley
2014 Baltimore Fishbowl "Exhibit of the Week: Dave Eassa" Written by Marie Claire Bryant. 
2014 Bmore Art. "Building a Dreamhouse, Mark by Mark" Written by Kevin Michael Runyon.
2014 The Baltimore Sun "Art collector Mera Rubell tours 37 Baltimore art studios in 36 hours" Written by Mary Carole McCauley.
2013 Bmore Art. "Garage Days" Written by Ian Maclean Davis.
2013 Bmore Art. "Baltimore Artists, Galleries, and Arts Organizations to exhibit at (e)merge art fair" Written by Cara Ober. 
2013 Bmore Art. "Sloppy, Inexplicable, and Refreshingly Candid: Odd Logic at Current" Written by Mac Falby.
2013 ArtFCity. "We went to Baltimore: Jumbo Mumbo, Part Two" Written by Paddy Johnson, Whitney Kimball and Micheal Farley.
2013 CityPaper. "Baltimore and the so-called death of the gallery" Written by Baynard Woods.


PUBLICATIONS

2015 The Pinch Journal, Issue 35
2014 New American Paintings, No. 112
2014 Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 25


AWARDS

2015 - 2017 Baltimore Community Fellow, Open Society Institute, Baltimore, MD.
2015 Maryland State Arts Council Minigrant
2015 Creative Baltimore Fund, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
2015 Grit Fund Grantee, The Contemporary.
2014 Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Award, Sculpture


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2015 The Kickapoo, Stueben, WI.
2015 The Parking Lot, Baltimore, MD.


EXPERIENCE

2015 ACRE Artist in Residence, Steuben, WI. 
2015 "Free Space" Founder and Director
Artist led program bringing art classes to incarcerated men and women in the Maryland Prison system.