Vaughn Spann



Born 1992 in Florida, USA
Currently lives and works in Newark, New Jersey


Master of Fine Arts in Painting & Printmaking, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Rutgers State University, Newark, NJ

Solo Exhibitions

West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai, China
'Pups!', Almine Rech, Shanghai, China
'Vaughn Spann : Lineage', Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, US

Smoke Signals, Almine Rech, Brussels, Belgium 
The Heat Lets Us Know We’re Alive, Almine Rech, New York, NY
'Vaugn Spann : Open Onto', Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, USA

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, David Castillo, Miami, FL
Scorched Earth and The Weeping Sun, Kaikai KiKi, Tokyo, Japan
Dalmatian Paintings, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Orange, Yellow, Purple, Blue Skies, Half Gallery, New York, NY  

Group Exhibitions 

Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, US
'Salon de Peinture', Almine Rech, New York, USA
‘Un Hiver à Paris’, Almine Rech, Paris, France

'Painting Someone’, Almine Rech, Shanghai, China
'Sympathetic Magic', Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA
'Polyphonic': Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL

‘New Acquisitions’, Rubell Museum, Miami, FL ‘Disembodiment’, UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills, CA
‘Painting Is Its Own Country’, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts +Culture, Charlotte, NC
Lineup, curated by Alex Bacon, Almine Rech, New York, NY
Unparalleled Journey through Contemporary Art of Past 50 Years,
Rubell Museum, Miami, FL
NXTHVN: FIRST YEAR FELLOWS, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Young, Gifted and Black, Selections from the Lumpkin-Boccuzzi
Family Collection,Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
Domestic Horror, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
The Barn Show, Johannes Vogt Gallery, East Hampton, NY
As Long as We’re Flying…, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy

Rubell Family Collection: New Acquisitions, Miami, FL
The Strangeness Will Wear Off, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Early 21st Century Art, Almine Rech, London, UK
Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Shifting Gaze: Selections from the Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman, Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, FL
A Scratch In Time, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
If I Go There, I Wont Stay There, LTD Los Angeles, CA
Paradise, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Four Artists (Felipe Baeza, Anja Solonen, Jenna Gribbon and Vaughn Spann), Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
Eight Emerging Artists, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
Way Out Now, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The New Contemporaries, Residency Gallery, Inglewood, CA
Countervisuality, Bellevue College Gallery, Bellevue, WA
Kaleidoscope, Kravets and Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

Universal Belonging, Prizm, Miami, FL
Feast, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
Higher Ground, Mercer Contemporary, New York, NY
Exchange, Rush Gallery, Chelsea, NY

First Time, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
Black Joy, Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, CT

Power, Protest and Resistance, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
After Afropolitan, Weeksville Heritage Center/CCCADI, New York, NY

For Whom it Stands, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD



New American Paintings Cover Artist (Issue No.135) 

Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship
Leopoldo Villareal III Scholarship, Yale University

Public Collections

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, US
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, US
Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, US
Brooklyn Museum, New York, US
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, US
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
Hirshhorn Museum, DC, US
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, US
Circus Five Art Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
Cc Foundation, Shanghai, China
Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
The Zuzeum, Riga, Latvia
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
UBS Art Collection, New York, NY
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection (The Bunker), West Palm Beach, FL Jimenez-Colon Collection, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Credit Suisse Corporate Collection, Zürich, Switzerland