ARTnews Interviews Professor Shimoyama about his Solo Show at Kavi Gupta

Painting of a woman rendered in purples and pinks with jeweled eyes

On the occasion of his solo exhibition “We Named Her Gladys” at Kavi Gupta Gallery, Claire Voon spoke with Professor Devan Shimoyama about his new work for an ARTnews feature.

“The Kavi Gupta show features seven paintings about pleasure and self-empowerment, and for Shimoyama—already a force to be reckoned with at this early stage in his career—there’s joy to be had in creating these images,” Voon writes. “But the paintings on view are not just images of the house’s residents—they’re also meant as portraits of the abode itself.”

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