Artist Features

Damien Gilley

Gilley, Damien. Perpetual Dawn, 2016. 2018 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published February, 2018

“Through research of specific locations and sites, my work depicts hidden architectures that reflect and deconstruct the historic, current and potential landscape. Designed in the computer yet executed by hand on site, the images offer a visceral experience that places the viewer into a critical, experiential context that juxtaposes real and perceived spaces.” – Damien Gilley

Damien Gilley is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Tetem Kunstruimte, Enschede, Netherlands; EastWestProject, Berlin, Germany; Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates; MARC, Kivik, Sweden; Suyama Space, Seattle, WA; Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; and in Portland at Rocksbox, Linfield College, Wieden+Kennedy, Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Portland2010 Biennial, among others. His work has been reviewed by Artforum (online), The Oregonian, Las Vegas Review Journal, the Austin Chronicle, Frame magazine (Amsterdam), IdN magazine (Hong Kong) and New American Paintings.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Damien Gilley