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Danielle De Jesus at Calderon

DANIELLE DE JESUS

The inaugural resident for Spring/Summer 2022 is Danielle De Jesus. Danielle is an artist whose paintings tell the story of her life growing up in Bushwick Brooklyn. Juxtaposing her experience as a Puerto Rican in the diaspora with the gentrification of her home neighborhood, she tells the story of displacement through various mediums including U.S currency. Danielle’s background is in photography and she utilizes her images of the people native to Bushwick as a reference to tell the story of Bushwick’s displaced residents. As someone who has personally experienced the effects of gentrification, Danielle aims to highlight the relationships and intimacy of the people effected by gentrification which consist primarily of people of color and low-income homes. Danielle also paints images depicting the story and history of the Puerto Rican people both in Puerto Rico and in the diaspora. Danielle paints on dollar bills to emphasize the effect that capitalism has on the colonial status of Puerto Rico throughout history. Danielle received her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2021 and lives and works in New Haven, CT. Her work is included in a number of distinguished collections, including the Peréz Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in Miami, FL. Danielle has numerous upcoming projects including a group show at the Whitney Museum in New York and a show with Francois Ghebaly in Los Angeles. Danielle is represented by Calderón in New York. 

http://danielledejesus.com/

@danielledejesus1

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Khushna Sulaman-Butt at Stems Gallery

KHUSHNA SULAMAN-BUTT

 

Khushna Sulaman-Butt, born in 1995 in Blackburn, UK, completed her BFA in Fine Art at Oxford University in 2016 and her MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2021. Khushna creates large scale figurative works, whose subjects are rooted in her British-Pakistani background as well as in the exploration of aesthetics of the female body, the subversive exchange of power latent in gender, societal expectation and stereotype. The Artist creates her art working from original photography, allowing the viewer to gain a position of either dominance or submission, questioning our perceptions of identity and culture.

 

Khushna’s work has most recently been exhibited at Stems Gallery, Paris and Lindon&Co Gallery, London, where she was featured alongside Lubaina Himid (2022). Recent exhibitions include Portrait Artist of the Year: The Exhibition, Compton Verney, Warwickshire. Previous exhibitions include the Saatchi Graduate Show Grads Now, London (2021 & 2020); Tomorrow: London, White Cube, London (2020) and RCA/SLADE School Graduation Show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020). She was shortlisted for the 2017 BP Portrait Award, for which her painting Society was toured nationally, including at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter and The National Portrait Gallery London. She’s a graduate of The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University, and undertook her Masters at The Slade School of Fine Art, University of London.