Visiting Artists Program: Devan Shimoyama
Wednesday, October 31
Devan Shimoyama is a visual artist working primarily in self-portraiture and narratives inspired from classical mythology and allegory. Shimoyama seeks to depict the black queer male body as something that is both desirable and desirous. Shimoyama graduated from Penn State University in 2011 with a BFA in Drawing/Painting before obtaining his MFA at Yale University School of Art in 2014.
The Visiting Artists Program brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each semester for lectures, critiques, and workshops. The program exposes students and the public to a range of artistic approaches, and fosters discussion about contemporary art and ideas.
All lectures are free and take place in the Hamilton Auditorium of PAFA's Historic Landmark Building, 11:45 a.m. -1 p.m.