Deon Duncan


I have a graduate degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in painting and post-modern critical theory.  Seven years ago I happened to have an unexpected opportunity to sculpt from the figure, and had the epiphany of my life.  Prior to that I had spent twenty-five years working as a painter but never felt the spark, the most important and potent ingredient for passion.   I knew within the week that I was a born sculptor.  This was what my talent was made for, and I had found it.  

 My enthusiasm to learn boarded on the obsessive.  I spent years working hundred hour weeks, and many times resented competing social engagements.  I pored over anatomy books.  I acquired and assembled skeletons in order to learn structure.   I talked with every figurative sculptor I could find. 

 It took me four years to achieve the technical fluency necessary to begin to create the art that I envisioned.  It took another year to hone in on subject matter and composition.   The sculptures that I work on now are the kernel of what will be my lifetime’s body of work.

Selected Exhibits and Art Fairs
    2015 - National Sculpture Society 82nd Annual Awards Exhibition
  • 2015 - Celebrating Women Artists, Group Show, Arcadia Contemporary, NYC
  • 2015 - Naples Art and Antique Show, Naples, FL
  • 2015 - Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show, Palm Beach, FL
  • 2014 - Contemporary Realism, Greenwich, Ct
  • 2014 - National Sculpture Society 81st Annual Salon
  • 2014 - Mountain Oyster Show, Tucson AZ
  • 2014 - Women of the West Show, Sedona AZ
  • 2014 - Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist
  • 2014 - Art Wynwood Miami, Miami, FL
  • 2014 - LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013 - Avenue Antique, Art and Design Show, Park Avenue Armory, NY
  • 2013 - National Sculpture Society 80th Annual Award Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens, SC
  • 2013 - Solo Show and Artist in Residence, Mountain Trails Gallery, Sedona, AZ
  • 2012 - National Sculpture Society 79th Annual Awards Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens, SC
  • 2012 - Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO
  • 2012 - Face of Utah Sculpture, West Valley City, UT
  • 2011 - National Sculpture Society 78th Annual Awards Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens SC
  • 2011 - First Annual Logan Salon, Logan, UT
  • 2011 - International Art Renewal Center Salon, Online Exhibition
  • 2011 - Spring Salon 2011 Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
  • 2011 - Naturally Nude Ciao Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY
  • 2011 - Face of Utah Sculpture, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, UT