Danielle Degon (b. 1995)

Philadelphia, PA



Danielle Degon is a project-based artist and a curator at AUTOMAT Collective in Philadelphia.
Her work explores the effects of productivity on human psychology, biography, sociality, and the art-making process. Often appropriating tools of industrialization such as mold-making and repetitive fabrication, she reveals the contradictions of ceaseless extraction, production, and profit.



Education
BFA, Sculpture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University 2017


Solo Exhibitions
Fear of Becoming the Fool, Straw Gallery, 2020
Irreversible Process, Stella Elkins Gallery, 2017



Group Exhihibitions
Knew Normal, AUTOMAT Collective, 2020
Side Conversations, Stella Elkins Gallery, 2017
Red Hot, Stella Elkins Gallery, 2016


Curatorial Projects
Void Fill (forthcoming) AUTOMAT Collective, 2021
The Edge of Precarity, Little Berlin, 2018


Residencies & Awards
Philadelphia Sculptors Grant 2020
Full Scholarship, Tai Kwun Contemporary, 2018
Tai Kwun Summer Institute, Tai Kwun Contemporary; Central, Hong Kong, 2018
Lester & Violet Hecht Memorial Award, 2017


Affiliations
Curatorial Member, Automat Collective, Philadelphia 2019-current
Exhibitions Committee, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia 2018-current




Work Experience
Marketing Manager, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia 2020
Project Coordinator, Claes Gabriel, Philadelphia 2020
Fundraising Chair, Philadelphia Sculptors, Philadelphia 2019
Fabricator, David Altmejd Studio, Long Island City 2017
Teaching Assistant, Tyler Sculpture Department, Philadelphia 2017
Studio Assistant, Nicole Wilson, Brooklyn 2017
Fabrication Assistant, Rust Fab, Philadelphia 2017