Demetrius Oliver (b. 1975, Brooklyn, NY) received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Oliver was an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004; The Core Program in Houston, Texas from 2004 to 2006; and The Studio Museum in Harlem in New York City from 2006 to 2007; and Light Work in 2009. Organized solo exhibitions of the artist’s work have been featured at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; The Print Center, Philadelphia; The High Line, New York; Inman Gallery, Houston; D’Amelio Terras, New York; and Light Work, Syracuse. Oliver has been included in important group exhibitions at The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Marian Boesky Gallery, New York; Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles; The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York; and Ardnt & Partner, Berlin. Oliver is the recipient of a PEW Charitable Trust Grant and a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, ArtLtd, Village Voice, The New Yorker, The Stranger, and Brooklyn Rail, among many others.