Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Dustin Metz

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

Dustin Metz (b.1984 Philadelphia) is a painter. He received an M.F.A. from Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University in 2012 and B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2007. He has created and managed communal studio spaces, coordinated visiting artist talks, and co-founded Ms. Barber's, an artist run gallery in Los Angeles (2014-2016). Metz attended Vermont Studio Center in 2011 and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2017. His work has been featured in group and solo shows in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Columbus, Portland, and Los Angeles.

At MacDowell Metz continued with his years-long body of work following the logic of fruit experiencing itself as self-aware and the range of feelings (from ecstasy to existential crisis) that accompany its sentience.



Dustin Metz worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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