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Location: Baltimore

Website: www.daveeassa.com

! Dave Eassa is a painter and activist living and working in Baltimore. He received his BFA in Painting with a concentration in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. In March of 2015 he mounted a solo exhibition titled “My Mother Always Told Me I’d Grow Up To Be A Lawyer” at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA. In February and March of 2016, Eassa will participate in a two person exhibition at Savery Gallery with Nicole Dyer, and a solo exhibition with Platform Gallery at Little Berlin, respectively, in Philadelphia, PA. He has shown nationally and internationally in exhibitions most notably at SessionSpace (Oakland, CA.), Sophiajacob (Baltimore, MD.), Artisphere (Roslyn, VA.), Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York, NY.), artSTRAND (Provincetown, MA), Reh Kunst (Berlin, DE), Current Space (Baltimore, MD.), and Casa das Artes Criação Ambiente Utopias (Sao Tome, ST). His work was published in New American Paintings No. 112, Studio Visit Magazine Volume 25, and The Pinch Journal. In 2014 he was awarded an Individual Artist Grant in Sculpture from the Maryland State Arts Council. ! Eassa is the founder and director of Free Space, an artist led organization, which brings arts classes to incarcerated individuals within the Maryland prison system. Free Space brings programming to the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, and Dorsey Run Correctional Facility. Eassa has received grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and the Contemporary for Free Space, as well as a Baltimore Community Fellowship with the Open Society Institute from 2015 through 2017.

Dave Eassa