Damien Gilley

The Artist

Damien Gilley is an American artist whose work explores hidden architectures through site-specific perceptual installations that combine drawing and sculptural approaches. Taking influence from vintage computer graphics, techno-structures, and science fiction the work integrates digital languages with the physical world to question historical, current, and potential environments. His works respond to urban environments through a manipulation of visual architecture to operate as viewer activated perceptual events.


2018 Foothills Art Center, Boulder, Colorado
2017 Space, Portland Maine
2016 Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates One Grand Gallery, Portland OR Hap Gallery, Portland OR 2015 Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland OR
2014 MARC, Milvus Artistic Research Center, Kivik, Sweden The Belfry, Hornell, New York Portland State University, Littman Gallery, collaboration with Robert Minervini, Portland OR (joint exhibition)
2013 Suyama Space | Seattle, WA
2012 Tetem Kunstruimte | Enschede, Netherlands Portland Community College | Sylvania, North View Gallery, Portland OR
2011 Linfield College | McMinneville OR
2011 Wieden + Kennedy | “Re/Activate,” collaborative installation with Jordan Tull, Portland OR (joint exhibition) San Diego Contemporary Art Fair | Space4Art, San Diego CA The Independent | Portland, OR Center for Architecture | American Institute of Architects, Portland OR
2010 Pacific Northwest College of Art | Manuel Izquierdo Gallery, Portland OR Portland State University | “Incomplete Field Guide for Time Travel,”
2009 Permanent Public Installation | Gallery Homeland | “Approximate,” installation with Ethan Rose, curated by Tilt Export, Portland OR (joint exhibition) RocksBox Fine Art | “Shoot Me, Shoot You,” collaboration with Modou Dieng, Portland OR (joint exhibition) Autzen Gallery | Portland State University, Portland OR Regional Arts & Culture Council | “Plus Minus,” public art commission, The Portland Building, OR


2009 MFA Contemporary Art Practice, Portland State University
2006 BFA New Media, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Lives and works in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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