« FACULTY / Modou Dieng
Associate Professor in Painting and Drawing, Thesis
MFA 2006 San Francisco Art Institute (Painting, New Genres)
BFA 1995 École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Senegal (Painting)
Modou Dieng is a multidisciplinary artist working in mixed media, painting, photography, and installation. Dieng’s interests lie in conceptualizing visions of contemporary life constituted by a mix of humanity, topography and pastiche of forms.
Dieng evokes a city’s continuously changing facade, as well as its hybrid character and eclectic combination. His work deals with urban history, race, social status, gender, cosmopolitanism, and belonging. He has exhibited with numerous galleries and museums including: Steve Turner Gallery (Los Angeles); Pascal Polar Gallery (Brussels); Dakar Biennale (Dakar); Carousel du Louvre (Paris); Sarah Lawrence College (NY); UMass (Boston); Museum of Contemporary African and Diaspora Art (Brooklyn); and Casa Encendida (Madrid). Dieng has conducted workshops and conferences at several institutions including: Brown University, University of West Florida, Université Catholique de Louvain, The Fire Station, Denison University, and Ohio University. He is the founder and curator of Worksound Gallery (Portland, OR).