b. Connecticut, 1969



MFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO



Faculty, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


Resident Faculty, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, ME


Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY



Life is Very Precious, Even Right Now, M + B, Los Angeles, CA


Long and Short Shots, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Evocations, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Angela Dufresne as William E. Jones' Painting Bottom, M+B, Los Angeles, CA


Just My Type, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY


Making a Scene, Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO


Pleasure Tips, Steven Harvey Gallery, New York, NY


Let's Stay Together, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Paintings, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY


Cinema Covers, Common Street Arts, Waterbury ME

My Only Child and Other Lunacy, KH Modern Art, Berlin, Germany


Parlors and Pastorals, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Parlors and Pastorals, CRG Gallery, New York, NY

Celluloid Covers, Macalester College Gallery, St Paul, MN

Enlightenment Covers, Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA


Modern Times 1, Monya Rowe, New York, NY

Modern Times 2, CRG Gallery, New York, NY


Floating Weeds, Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy

Twilight of Mice and Men, Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA

Next: An Invitational Art Fair of Emerging Art: Chicago, IL, Monya Rowe, NY


New Prints, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA

Code Unknown, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY


Angela Dufresne, Hammer Museum: Hammer Projects, Los Angeles, CA



Psychedelic Landscape, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, NY

Augurhythms, HESSE FLATOW, New York, NY

Density’s Glitch, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA


Ladyfinger and Fig McFlurry, 56 Henry, New York, NY

Zwischenzug, Below Grand, New York, NY

Re: Representation - Part I, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Any distance between us, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

OMNISCIENT: Queer Documentation in an Image Culture, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY


Transitional Positions, A Virtual Exhibition Curated by Eric Fischl, Galerie St. Etienne

American Women, The Infinite Journey, La Patinoire Royale - galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels, Belgium

Visionary New England, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA


Them, Perrotin, New York, NY

Paint, also known as Blood: Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

Go Figure!, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY


Portland Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Worshiping Sticks and Stones, Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


American Genre, ICA MECA, Portland, ME

Stranger than Paradise, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

Look Twice, Zurcher Studio, New York, NY

Self Portraiture, Able Baker Gallery, Portland, ME

Found, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY

50 by 50 by 50, Temple University 50th Anniversary in Rome, Temple University, Rome

Two in Room, Angela Dufresne and Rosemary Beck, Spring Break Fair, New York, NY


Mentors, CFHILL, curated by Rick Herron, Stockholm, Sweden

Living Dangerously, Nicola Tyson and Angela Dufresne, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

On the Stump, Proto Gallery, Curated by Zack Seeger, Hoboken, NJ

Goulding the Lolly, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY

STAGES, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY

Between You and I, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Drawings, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY


Recent Acquisitions, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

Suburban: Sixteen Years, Mount Airy Contemporary, Mount Airy, PA

The Uncanny Figure, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

Working Women Artists, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

Improvised Showboat, New York, NY

Four Walls Slide and Film Club, Fischer Landau Center, Long Island City, NY

Touch, Project 722, Brooklyn, NY

Vermont Studio School Teaching Retrospect, New York, NY

Wrath of Nature, Wave Hill Center, New York, NY


Angela Dufresne, Magalie Guerin, The Suburban, Chicago, IL

Queer Fellows, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

Vintage Violence, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY


Come Like Shadows Curated by David Cohen, Zurcher Studio, New York, NY

Fever Dreams, Geoff Chadsey and Angela Dufresne, RISD Painting Dept. Gallery, Providence, RI

Draw Gym, 247365, New York, NY

Inaugural Group Show, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Angela Dufresne Special Selection, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

Being Paul Schrader, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Negative Joy Video Screening, Roxbury Abbey, Roxbury, NY

Faculty Biennial, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

The Triumph of Human Painting, Bull and Ram Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Red Herring, Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Beasts of Revelation, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

Intermural, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

Angela Dufresne and Rico Gatson, Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY


Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

The Question of Drawing, Ogunquit Musem, Ogunquit, ME

Shapeshifters, 443 P A S, New York, NY

Vivid, Schroeder Romero Gallery, NY


Painting Coast to Coast, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

In a Violet Distance Curated by David Humphrey, Zürcher Gallery, New York, NY

Chained to a Creature of a Different Kingdom, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL


Next Wave Artists, Curated by Dan Cameron, BAM, NY

The Summer Show, CRG Gallery, NY

First Look: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists From Los Angeles Galleries, House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA

Fourth Estate Editions, Rhode Island School of Design Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI

Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

Master of Reality, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Form and Story: Narration in Recent Painting, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA


I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl, Asia Song Society, New York, NY

The Guys We Would Fuck, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Places, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

Get up off our Knees, Monya Rowe, New York, NY

Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Aldrich, CT (traveling exhibition)

Painting The Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, Yale Gallery for Art and Architecture, New Haven, CT


Imitation of Life, Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA

Group Show, Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

The Fluid Field: Abstraction and Reference, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Horizons, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

Warhol &…, Kantor/Feuer, Los Angeles, CA

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy

Art Moscow Art Fair, Moscow, Russia, Galleria Glance

Endangered Wasteland, CRG Gallery, New York, NY

MAS*H, The Helena, New York, NY

Salon Nouveau, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna, Austria


Psycho Ideology, Roebling Hall, New York, NY

Year 06 Art Fair, London, U.K., Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Unless, Miller Block, Boston, MA

How I Finally Accepted Fate, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

Before, Zero Station, Portland, ME

Jack, Roberts + Tilton, Los Angeles, CA


Spectrum, LeLong Gallery, New York, NY

Fresh Paint, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

Something is Somewhere, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Le Papier, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL

Radical Vaudeville, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Greater New York 2005, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY

Parakeet Film Salon 2005, Brooklyn, NY


Miracle on Franklin Street, GV/AS, Brooklyn, NY

I’ve Met Someone Else, Monya Rowe, New York, NY

Open Zone Video Screening, Ocularis Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2003-04 FAWC Fellows, Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA

2003-04 FAWC Fellows, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY


Open Zone Video Screening, Ocularis Projects, Brooklyn, NY

The FAWC Fellows 03/04, The Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Summer’s Eve, GV-AS Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Slight of Hand, The Selena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Cooking with Cookie von Mueller, video screening at Green St. Gallery, Boston, MA


FAWC Fellows, The Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA

2002-03 Fellows Exhibit, The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

Thought Bubble, Hofstra University, Long Island, NY

Our Spring Collection, The Harlem Flophouse, New York, NY


Artpact, The Harlem Flophouse, New York, NY

Collabratory, Gail Gates Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Grrls, Untitled Space, New Haven, CT


Angela Dufresne, Off-Ramp Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Fine Arts Works Center Invitational, Provincetown, MA


Angela Dufresne, Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy


Trace, with Sono Osato, The Dead Space Gallery, Portland, ME


The New Degenerate Show, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

Angela Dufresne, Gallery Rebelloso, Minneapolis, MN

Recent Works, The Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

The Five Jerome Artists, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN


Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI



Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Umbria, Italia


Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY


Faculty Development Grant, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Resident, The Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy


Robert Turner Theatrical and Performance Design Project Grant for Teaching, RISD, Providence, RI


Yaddo Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY


Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY


Second Year Fellow, The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA


Fellow, The Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA


University Wide Fellowship, Temple University-Philadelphia, PA


Teaching Fellowship Temple University- Philadelphia, PA


Resident, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA


The Jerome Foundation Fellowship, Minneapolis, MN



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"Angela Dufresne: Our Sex Is Aesthetic [S3 E06]." She's A Talker 14 August 2020 [podcast]

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Hansell, Sally. “Angela Dufresne Queers the Portraiture Tradition.” Hyperallergic 16 April 2019

“9 Art Exhibits to See in February.” Chronogram 1 February 2019


Small, Zachary. “How Contemporary Artists Are Evolving the Queer Aesthetic.” Artsy 2018

Litt, Steve. “Artists Dufresne and Tyson reimagine the body in terrific show at Cleveland Institute of Art.” 2018


Vartanian, Hrag. “The Messy, DIY Aesthetic of the Spring/Break Art Show.” Hyperallergic 6 March 2017

Zeng, Cindy. “‘Stranger Than Paradise’ explores art through history.” Brown Daily Herald 11 September 2017

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Baily, Amy Louise. “How Feminist Artists are Staging Their Own Protests with Paint.” Harpers Bazaar 6 February 2017


Saltz, Jerry. “Goulding the Lolly.” New York Magazine July 2016

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Marcia, Yerman G. “Wrath – Force of Nature at Wave Hill.” The Huffington Post 2 September 2015

Dufresne, Angela. “Gentileschi’s Beheading, Two Times.” Painters on Painting 13 August 2015

Dufresne, Angela. “An Artist’s Farewell to a Self-Made New York Gallerist.” Hyperallergic 8 July 2015

Dufresne, Angela. “Irony, Sincerity…Is There a Third Pill?” Art21 Magazine 6 July 2015


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Brown, Liz. “Screen Shots.” The Paris Review 27 October 2011

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Black, Ezra Jean. “Angela Dufresne: Enlightenment Covers.” Artillery Magazine September 2010

Dufresne, Angela. “A portable treehouse for Roky Erickson.” Harper’s May 2010


“Artists Reinterpret Covers from OUT’s Archives.” OUT August 2009


Smith, Roberta. “Chelsea: Chockablock with Encyclopedic Range.” The New York Times 14 November 2008

Brooks, Kimberly. “Artist Angela Dufresne on Recreating History.” The Huffington Post 24 May 2008


Daniel, Jayanthi. “Paintings.” The New York Sun 13–15 July 2007

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“Secret Languages.” The New York Sun 22 February 2007


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“Postcards from the Edge.” Time Out New York 13-20 October 2005

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Cotter, Holland. “Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable.” The New York Times 8 July 2005

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