Devon DeJardin (b. 1993) is a self-taught, multimedia artist from Portland, Oregon currently working out of Los Angeles, Ca. In his adolescent years DeJardin suffered from severe depression and anxiety, finding refuge in painting. DeJardin uses art — and art history — to understand the world and his place in it. With a background studying spiritual traditions from around the world, and an appreciation for the emotional, muscular abstraction of Picasso, Nevelson, Duchamp, Krasner, DeJardin’s paintings, drawings, and sculpture reference the body, forces of nature, and the application of philosophy to lived experience. With a sense of geometry that is both architectural and organic, and a refined palette that highlights the life of the mind, DeJardin muses on strength, fragility, control, and surrender. DeJardin’s work, for now, focuses on guardians – on entities and forces that protect us, guide us, and challenge us to grow. But often, our real life ‘guardians’ come in forms we don’t recognize: challenges that force us to learn new skills, losses that teach us emotional resilience, crises that show us our inner strength.
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B.1993, Portland, Oregon

Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California



2016              B.A, Communication and Religious Studies, Azusa

                        Pacific University, Azusa, CA



Space K Museum, Seoul, KR



2024             Echoes of the Past, albertz benda, New York, NY (forthcoming)

                        Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, SWDN (forthcoming)


2023              In the Shadows, UTA Artists Space, Los Angeles, CA

                         König Galerie, Berlin, DE

                         Art SG solo booth, albertz benda, Singapore, SG


2022             Giants, albertz benda, New York, NY

                        The Armory Show, albertz benda, New York, NY

                        Endless Summer, albertz benda, Los Angeles, CA

                        Beyond Genres: Self - Taught Artists Creating

                                     Contemporary Art, curated by Paul Laster,

                                    Outsider Art Fair, New York, NY


2021              Umgestalter, Denk Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2019              Guardians, Coates and Scarry, Los Angeles, CA



2021               Artist in Residence, Denk Gallery, Los Angeles, CA