Georganne Deen

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A Spin in the Teacups (Is A Must), 2008 Oil On Linen © Courtesy the Artist and Smith-Stewart, NY
The Love That Has No Opposite, 2008 Oil On Board, Collage 32 X 23 In © Courtesy of the artist and Smith-Stewart, New York
Pluto's Pleasure © Courtesy the Artist and Smith-Stewart, NY
A Great Wounding © Courtesy the Artist and Smith-Stewart, NY
Shut the Fuck Up © Courtesy the Artist and Smith-Stewart, NY
Untitled (invitation), 2008 Acrylic On Paper © Courtesy the Artist and Smith-Stewart, NY
The Inner Cry, 2008 Oil On Linen © Courtesy the Artist and Smith-Stewart, NY
God Followers (done this to me) © Courtesy the Artist and Smith-Stewart, NY
The Sloth, 2007 Oil On Muslin © Courtesy the Artist and Smith-Stewart, NY
Pan © Courtesy the Artist and Smith-Stewart, NY
Quick Facts
Fort Worth, TX
Lives in
Los Angeles, CA
Works in
Los Angeles, CA
Representing galleries
Van Horn (Dusseldorf)

Georganne Deen was born and raised in Fort Worth , Texas.  She has lived and worked in Los Angeles, CA for the last 27 years.  Her artistic output covers visual art, poetry, music and performance.

Deen is represented by Smith-Stewart in New York and Van Horn in Dusseldorf.

Artists with whom Georganne Deen has shown:

Lara Allen, Claudia Bucher, Le Dernier Cri, Nicole Eisenman, Francesca Gabbiani, Crispin Glover, Samantha Harrison, Jo Jackson, Mirka Lugosi, Lydia Lunch, Manuel Ocampo, Stu Mead, Greg Metz, Gary Panter, Raymond Pettibon, Lara Splan, Jim Shaw, Christine Shields, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Marcus Weber, Marnie Weber, Christine Wertheim, Johanna Went, Robert Williams, Liz Young.

Venues with which Georganne Deen has shown:

Smith-Stewart, New York; Van Horn, Dusseldorf; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; The Power Plant, Toronto; GMUR, Berlin; The MAC, Dallas; Museum Folkwang, Essen Germany; The Drawing Center, New York; ENTWISTLE, London; Dallas Center for Contemporary Art; The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield Conn; Christopher Grimes, Santa Monica.




East Texas State 1974

Cal Arts Dept. Fine Arts 1980


2008       Smith-Stewart, New York, The Love That Has No Opposite

2007       Van Horn, Dusseldorf, The Devil's Daughter

2004       Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, The Heroine's Trip

2003       Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, San Fransisco, Western Witch, Season of the

2002       The MAC, Dallas, Texas Georganne Deen: 1992-2002

                 Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas, I Gave it All Away for Love

                Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, Tx. The New Alchemy (From Shit City)

2001       Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, Ca. The Secret Storm

2000       Waikato Museum of Art, Hamilton, New Zealand 15 Psychic Orgasms

1999       Dunedin Public Art Gallery Dunedin, New Zealand

1998       Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca. Un Fuc Me (and let me live again)

                The Power Plant Public Art Gallery Toronto, Ontario Georganne Deen

1997       The Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University L.A. Ca Georganne Deen

                 Christopher Grimes Santa Monica, Ca. Thru the Super Mirror

                 Studio Camuffo Venice, Italy If That's All You Can Remember

1996       Christopher Grimes Gallery Santa Monica, Ca. The Mind Hospital

1994       Christopher Grimes Gallery Santa Monica, Ca. The Mother Load

1988       La Luz de Jesus Gallery L.A. Ca. Crying Game

1981       Zero Zero Gallery L.A. Ca. Georganne Deen


2008       Villa Merkel, Esslingen Germany

                 Liste, Basel, Van Horn

                Armory , Pasadena, Good Dolls, Bad Dolls, curated by Michael Duncan

                Track 16, "Some Paintings" The 2007 LA Weekly Annual Biennial; by Doug Harvey

2007       NADA, Miami, Van Horn (Dusseldorf) Smith-Stewart (New York)

                GMUR, Berlin, Bonjour Monsieur Ensor

                Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, Le Dernier Cri

                Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany Rockers Island

                Mandrake, Los Angeles, (the) Melvins, Curated by Bob Nickas

               Smith-Stewart. N.Y. Foam of the Daze

               Clementine, N.Y. The Lizard Cult

2006       Mary Boone Gallery, N.Y. Heartbreaker

                Track 16, Santa Monica, 5 Stories High

                Exit Art, N.Y. Wild Girls

2005       New Image Art, Los Angeles, Truly She Is None Other

                Future Prospects, Manila, Mystery Meat

2004       Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Drawing Under the Influence

                NADA Miami, Mixture Contemporary Art

2003       Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Comic Release

                Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, Tx, Sweet Tooth

                Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, Le Dernier Cri: Legendary Publishers of the

                International Underground (curated by Deen)

2002       Track 16, Santa Monica The Godfrey Daniels School of Charm

2001       Babilonia 1808, Berkeley, Ca. Circos Globulos

                Spin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario Princess Princess

                University Of Texas Dallas, Dallas, Tx Hung

2000       Los Angeles County Museum of Art, L. A. Ca. Made in California, 1900-2000

                The Drawing Center New York, N.Y. Selections Summer 2000

                Adam Baumgold Fine Art New York, N.Y. Quirky

                Cornell Fine Arts Museum Winter Park FLorida Bizarro World! The Parallel Universe

                of Comics and Fine Arts

                Barry Whistler Gallery Dallas, Tx. Luck of the Drawn

1999       Pamela Auchincloss Gallery New York, N.Y. The New Surrealism

                Barry Whistler Gallery Dallas, Texas Group Exhibition

                DIRT Gallery L.A., Ca. The Last Spring

1998       Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University Orange, Ca. Juvenescence

                 San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego Ca. Double Trouble: The Patchett


                ENTWISTLE Gallery, London, England Codex USA

                The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Ridgefield, Conn. Pop Surrealism

1997       Carl Hammer Gallery Chicago, Il. Small Wonders

                Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Boulder Colo. Art and Provocation: Images

                from Rebels

                Joseph Helman Gallery, New York, N.Y. Nu Glu


Lady Sings the Browns, Highways Performance Space, L.A. June 1,2 2007

The Magnificent Obsession, ADM Projects, Los Angeles, 2006

A Baroque Prayer in Search of a Hearing Aid, Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, 2006

The Heroine's Trip Toronto Alternative Art Fair at the Gladstone Hotel Oct 2 2004

Gorgonie Time The Great American Music Hall San Francisco Mar 4 2004

The Troubador Los Angeles Mar 2004

Cinespace Los Angleles June 2004

14 Songs of Love Adobe Books San Francisco Valentine's Day 2004

You Play the Fool this Time REDCAT Gallery at Disney Hall L.A. Dec 2003

Mixture Contemporary Gallery Houston Jan 2002

Filthy Witch Smart Gals Speakeasy Los Angeles Oct 2003

Western Witch, Season of the (with Thurston Moore) New Image Art L.A. Aug 2003

You Play the Beast This Time Hammer Museum Los Angeles Oct 31 2001


Western Witch, Season of the forward by Thurston Moore Perceval Press 2003

The Godfrey Daniels School of Charm at Track 16, Smart Art Press and Western Witch 2002

Georganne Deen 1992-2002 essay by Doug Harvey catalogue from The McKinney Avenue

Contemporary, Dallas Tex. 2002

Georganne Deen catalogue from The Power Plant, essay by Philip Monk, Toronto, 1998

Georganne Deen an Exhibition of Paintings essays by Michael Duncan, Amy Gerstler Smart Art

Press Santa Monica California 1997

If That's All You Can Remember poetry and paintings Studio Camuffo Venezia 1997


Powers, Kevin, "Interview with Georganne Deen" Artes & Leiloes (Portugal) Nov 2007

Behrens, Katja "Verspielter Exorzismus", TAZ nrw, 20. March 2007

Wertheim, Christine "Georganne Deen: Underground Woman" X-tra Winter 2006

Harvey, Doug "I Art the 80's" L.A. Weekly, March 2006

Fahl, David "Text Hook" Houston Press, June 17, 2004

Klaasmeyer, Kelly, Deen's List" Houston Press, Jan.2, 2003

Lowry, Mark, "Artist's Work Hits Close to Home" Fort Worth Star Telegram, Mar. 13, 2002

Mitchell, Charles Dee, "Self Examination Turns Disturbing" Dallas Morning News 2/28/02

Deen, Georganne , "The Girlfriend and The Devil" Grand Street #70

Halstrup, Anjee "Georganne Deen: The Secret Storm and the Vogue Book of the Dead" ZERO magazine July 2001

Rodriguez, Juan "Georganne Deen at Babilonia 1808" Artweek June 2001

McEwam, Ann "15 Psychic Orgasms" Waitako Times Mar 8, 2000

Mutch, Nicola "Ads Undermine American Dream" Otago Daily Times Oct 26, 1999

Munro, Bruce "Artist Explores Dream World" The Star Oct 27, 1999

Madoff, Steven Henry "Pop Surrealism" ARTFORUM, Oct. 1998

Gopnick, Blake "Old Wounds Healed Through Older Art Form" The Globe & Mail Jul 29, 1998

Hume, Christopher "Allegories of Her Hateful Family Tree" The Toronto Star Jul 11, 1998

Schoenkopf, Rebecca "The Glamour of Ugly" Orange County Weekly, Sept 19, 1997

Curtis, Cathy "Light Images, Dark Truth" Los Angeles Times, Sept 9, 1997

Dambrot, Shana Nys "Georganne Deen" JUXTAPOZ, Fall 1997

Kim, Soo Jin "Georganne Deen" Art Issues, Summer 1997

Kandel, Susan "Fierce: Georganne Deen" Los Angeles Times, Feb 28, 1997

McKenna, Kristine "Los Angeles" Art & Antiques, Summer 1996

Zellen, Jody "The Mother Load" World Art, Summer 1995

Lueck, Brock "Co-Mix Art: Fine Tooning Pop" The New Art Examiner, Mar 1995

McKenna, Kristine "Coming to Terms With Mom" L.A. Times, Dec 18, 1994

Desmarais, Charles "Georganne Deen" Grand Street #49 1994

Dubin, Zan "Experiences of a Girl as Seen by a Woman" L.A. Times, Oct 23, 1993

Rose, Cynthia "Pacific Meltdown" British Vogue, Jul 1991

Carlin, John "Bad Influences" The Paper, Jun 1988

Smith, Alton "Reinventing the Wheel" Village Voice, Nov 29, 1988

Tanney, Kathy "Paper Tigers, Plastic Toys", Art Week, Aug 22, 1987

Knight, Christopher "Bad Influences Knocks Popular Culture Wisdom" L.A. Herald Examiner

Aug 4,1987

Leston, Kimberely "Georganne Deen" the Face, Dec. 1986

Pincus, Robt. "Voyage on Sculpture May Make Some Viewers Ill" San Diego Union Jul 10, 1986

Wilson, Wm. "Social Distortion Exhibition" L.A. Times, Jul 10, 1986

Rugoff, Ralph "Exterminating Angel" Los Angeles Weekly, Oct 11, 1985

Drohojowska, Hunter "The Art World's Biggest Pests", Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Oct 20,



Callifornia College of the Arts, Oakland California Jan 2004-May 2004 (visiting artist award)

OTIS Institute of Art, Los Angeles Sept. 1982-Dec.1995

University of California Los Angeles Feb. 1987-May 1987

The School of Visual Arts, New York Sept. 1976-May 1978



Otago Polytechic School of Art, Dunedin, New Zealand Oct.- Nov. 1999

University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Apr. 1999

Museo di Triennale Milan, Italy Jun. 1995


Peter Norton, New York

Eileen Norton, Santa Monica

Tom Patchett, Santa Monica

Wilhelm Schuermann, Germany

Olbricht Collection, Essen, Germany

Collection Ringier, Switzerland

Neuberger Berman, New York

A.G. Rosen, New York

Malou Babilonia, Berkeley

Danny Elfman, L.A.

George Morton and Karol Howard, Plano, Texas

Gai Gherardi and Rhonda Saboff, L.A.

Jeff Kerns, L.A.

Collette Brooks, Malibu

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