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artist , educator

Lewis Damien DeSoto, American Art educator. Recipient New Genres award California Arts Council, 1992, National Education Association fellow, 1996. Member photo county Seattle Art Museum, 1987-1988. Member Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies (board directors 1983-1985), CameraWork (Executive Board directors 1991-1993), Center for Arts (advisory board 1993-1995), Friends of Photography (peer award board 1991-1996).

Background

DeSoto, Lewis Damien was born on January 3, 1954 in San Bernardino, California, United States. Son of Lewis Dan and Albertina (Quiroz) diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures.

Education

Bachelor, University of California, Riverside, 1978; Master of Fine Arts, Claremont Graduate School, 1981.

Career

Teacher Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, 1982-1985. Chairman art department Cornish College of Arts, Seattle, 1985-1988. Professor art San Francisco State University, 1988—1995.

Director graduate studies California College Arts and Crafts, Oakland, 1993-1995. Professor art San Francisco State University, since 1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include New Museum, New York City, 1992, Centro Cultural De La Raza, San Diego, 1993, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 1993, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 1994, Denver Art Museum, 1994, Columbus Museum Art, 1994, Des Moines Art Center, 1995, Fundacao Serralves, Opporto, Portugal, 1995, Metronòm, Barcelona, Spain, 1997, Public Art Commission, San Francisco Courthouse, 1998, San Francisco International Airport, 2000, San Jose Animal Care Center Public Commission, California, 2004, University Texas, San Antonio, 2003, Public Art Commission, List Visual Art Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1998, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York City, 1999, 2000, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, 2000, Museum Contemporary Art, San Diego, 2001, Worcester Art (Massachusetts) Museum, 2001, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York City, 2002, Samek Art Center, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 2002, North Carolina Museum Art, Raleigh, 2003, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, 2003, Harn Museum Art, Gainesville, Florida, 2003, Vanderbilt Art Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 2003, San Diego Museum Contemporary Aft, LaJolla, 2004, Columbus Museum of Art, 2004, University of California at Los Angeles Fowler Art Museum, Los Angeles, since 2006, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, since 2006, Oakland estuary channel project, Public Art Committee, since 2006, one-man shows include Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, since 2006.

Membership

Member photo council Seattle Art Museum, 1987-1988, Eureka Fellowship, visiting arts, 1999. Member Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies (board directors 1983-1985), CameraWork (executive board directors 1991-1993), Center for Arts (advisory board 1993-1995), Friends of Photography (peer award board 1991-1996).

Connections

father:
Lewis Dan DeSoto

mother:
Albertina (Quiroz) DeSoto