Devin Troy Strother

Devin Troy Strother’s exuberant, darkly funny figurations comment on racial prejudice, performance, and kitsch. They draw on references that range from stand-up comedy and music to Henri Matisse’s cutouts and Joseph Cornell’s absurdist assemblages. The Los Angeles–based artist’s practice—which spans painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media work, and installation—is united by humor and an engagement with contemporary issues. Strother has exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Copenhagen, and Mexico City. His work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Strother gives his works sly titles, which both nod to his artistic predecessors and provide punch lines to his compositions’ visual humor.