Mariah Dekkenga (1978 Marathon, WI) is an artist and educator living and working in Vermont USA and Doha Qatar. Dekkenga has held solo exhibitions at Situations, New York; Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York; and Spare Room Projects in Brooklyn. Selected Group exhibitions include Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; The Hole, New York; Golestani Gallery, Dusseldorf; Clifton Benevento, New York; Kraftwerk, Berlin; and Suzanne Geiss, New York. Dekkenga has participated in residencies at Kamen in Bosnia Herzegovina; Halka Sanat in Istanbul, Takt Kunstraum in Berlin, and Doha Fire Station in Qatar. She is collected by QMA Qatar Museums, Aïshti Foundation in Beruit, the US Embassy in Nogales Mexico, and New York Presbyterian Hospital. 

Contact: mdekkenga@me.com

Selected Exhibitions

2022 – Behind Doors (Solo), Situations Gallery NYC

Majaz: Contemporary Art Qatar, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

2020 – Furore, Golestani Gallery, Dusseldorf

Situations Spring Sleepover, Air Mattress Gallery, NYC

2019 – Non Zero Sum (Solo), Situations Gallery NYC

2018 – Contemporary Art Qatar, Qatar Museums, Kraftwerk Berlin

Mariah Dekkenga and Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Situations Gallery NYC

2017 – Post Analog Painting II, The Hole NYC

Contemporary On-Site, Atlanta Contemporary GA

Mariah Dekkenga and Frank Haines, Aetopolous, Athens Greece

Firestation Artists in Residence, The Firestation Doha Qatar

2016 – Lucky Draw, Sculpture Center, Long Island City NY

2015 – Mariah Dekkenga (Solo), Eli Ping Frances Perkins, NYC

Post Analog Painting, The Hole NYC

Figure 8, Clifton Benevento NYC

American Pharaohs, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn NY

The Song Cave: Boston, Kijidome Boston MA

2014 – We Have Never Been Modern, Mass Gallery Austin TX

An Inventory of Lucifer’s Grotto, Jackie Klempay Gallery, Brooklyn

We Have Never Been Modern, Haeler Echo, NYC

Made and Found, Takt Kunstprojectraum, Berlin 

2013 – Soft Geometries (Solo), Eli Ping, NYC

Windows, Elizabeth Denny Gallery NYC

suzannegeiss.net, The Suzanne Geiss Company NYC

Mural, New Museum: Movement Research in Residence

Game Show, MBUS Gallery, University of Miami FL

Palindromes, Perspectives Gallery, Virginia Tech VA

Half-Life, Andrew Prayzner, 241 Suydam Brooklyn

2012 – Two Coffees, Two Brandies, Denniston Hill, Woodridge NY

2011 – Mariah Dekkenga, (solo) Jackie Klempay Gallery, Brooklyn

True Singing is a Different Breathing, Vaudeville Park Brooklyn

2010 – Temporary View of Berlin, 531 Harris Street, Sydney AU

Five Hundred and Thirty One, Marshall Arts, Memphis TN

Oblique Patience, (Scene) Metrospace Gallery, East Lansing MI

2009 – Green On Grey, PS1 Gallery, Iowa City IA

Call it Anything, Balkan Tripps, Berlin Germany

Collections

QM Qatar Museums, Doha Qatar

Aïshti Foundation, Beruit Lebanon

US Department of State, Mexico City, Mexico

JP Morgan Chase, New York, USA

New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York

Selected Press

Your Move: Artist Mariah Dekkenga uses a Board Game to Rethink Abstract Painting, Robin Cameron, ArtNews, 2019

6 Emerging Artists Worth Discovering at NADA New York 2018, Artnet News, 2018

Ioanna Pantazopoulou and Mariah Dekkenga at Situations, Ravelin Magazine, 2018

Mariah Dekkenga and Ioanna Pantazopoulou: Femmage on Fire at Situations, David Sanderson, ArteFuse, 2018

In and Out of the Screen: The Canvas as Computer Monitor, Frederico Florian, Elephant Magazine, Fall 2015

Mariah Dekkenga, Tyler Akers, The Brooklyn Rail, 2015

Figure 8, Cura Magazine, 2015

Figure 8, ArtReview, Iona Whittaker, 2015

Reevaluating Modernism’s Reevaluation, Arts and Culture Tx, Seth Orion Schwaiger, 2014

suzannegeiss.net at Suzanne Geiss Company, The Observer, Andrew Russeth, 2013

 

 

 

RESIDENCIES

2022 – Kamen

Bosnia Herzegovina

2016/17 – Fire Station

Residency/Stipend: Doha Qatar

2016 – Officina Stamperia Del Notaio

Tusa, Sicily Italy

2016 – Babayan Culture House

Ibrahimpasa, Cappadocia Turkey

2014 – Takt Kunstprojectraum

Berlin, Germany

2014 – Halka Sanat

Istanbul, Turkey

2014 – Linea De Costa

Cadiz Spain

EDUCATION

2007 – Master of Fine Arts

Painting and Drawing; University of Iowa – Iowa City

2007 – Master of Arts

Painting and Drawing; University of Iowa – Iowa City

2001 – Bachelor of Fine Art

Studio Art: University of Minnesota – Minneapolis

2001 – Bachelor of Arts

Art History: University of Minnesota – Minneapolis

 

TEACHING

2020-Current – Adjunct Professor

MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts 

University of Nevada Reno, Incline Village

2013 – Graduate Thesis Advisor

MFA in Studio Art

NYU Steinhardt Culture Arts and Humanities 

2008-10 – Adjunct Professor

BFA in Art & Art History

Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA

2008-9 – Adjunct Professor

BFA in Art & Art History

University of Iowa, Iowa City

2002-05 – Adjunct Professor

School of Design

Brown College, Mendota Heights MN

Related work experience

2010-12 – Archivist/Designer

Andrew Kreps Gallery 

New York, NY

2008-10 – Gallery Director

Marvin Cone & Eaton Buchan Gallery

Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA

2008-10 – Collection Manager

Coe College Permanent Art Collection

Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA