Damian Stamer’s works examine the forgotten structures and fallowed land he explored as a child in rural North Carolina. The decay of tobacco barns and houses with half crooked rooms are chronicled by his brush strokes, or as Stamer writes: “Just like the places they represent, my paintings exist not as artifacts but as reminders of what is fading and will soon be lost.”
Stamer’s paintings have been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and abroad. His recent solo exhibitions were held at Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany; Freight + Volume Gallery, New York, NY; and Sherrick & Paul Gallery, Nashville, TN. Recent group exhibitions include the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Stamer and his work have been featured in Modern Painters, New American Paintings, Art Magazine (Germany), and Nashville Arts Magazine.
Stamer received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Jacob K. Javits fellow in 2013 and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University as a National Merit scholar in 2007. He also studied at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts as a Fulbright grantee, and the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, Germany as a Rotary Ambassadorial scholar.
Stamer lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Durham, North Carolina.