Dana DeGiulio: Live or Die

Tuesday February 1, 2022 - Sunday March 6, 2022

Main Gallery
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut

Hours: 
Tuesday through Sunday, Noon–5pm

View or download the exhibition handout, including a short essay and checklist.

The general public is welcome to view exhibitions in both the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. All patrons must adhere to and follow the University COVID-19 safety guidelines. Wesleyan requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated including booster shots. All visitors will need to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated. Masks are required in all University buildings regardless of vaccination status. Indoor performances as well as special events, including opening receptions in the galleries, will be open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Vaccinated visitors may attend outdoor events and outdoor activities unmasked. Patrons under the age of five are required to wear a mask at outdoor events. Due to current CDC age limits on vaccinations, individuals under the age of five will not be permitted at indoor exhibitions.

Dana DeGiulio: Live or Die


This exhibition of recent work presents almost 50 paintings made in the last year or so, the result of Dana DeGiulio’s continued focus on iterative still-life painting and genre trouble that began in 2013. Each object in the show was made in a single day, and they are installed here to respond to the particular architecture of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

Dana DeGiulio is a painter whose project pits action and materiality against image. Her work in video, drawing, installation, painting, writing, and teaching is about edges and touch and attention, and tries to ask the means what the ends are. The work has appeared in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, artforum, Contemporary Art Daily, Mousse, Erev Rav, Chicago Art Writers, and other publications. In 2019, her book Nefertiti for the Blind was released by Attendant. DeGiulio has been an itinerant professor of visual art for the last thirteen years, and currently teaches at New York University, Columbia University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She works at home in Brooklyn next to the window.

Image: Dana DeGiulio, oil on panel.


Opening Reception: Dana DeGiulio and Brandon Ndife — Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 4:30pm

Public Deinstall: Dana DeGiulio’s Live or Die — Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 4:30pm