Dean Detrick

Dean Detrick is a southern California artist who has worked "on the art trail" as a painter, printmaker, photographer, designer and teacher. The journey began in 1964 with formal art training at California State University, Northridge and at UCLA, where he completed his B.A. in art (1968) and his MFA in painting (1971).

A major influence on Dean's fine art style was his instructor and graduate committe advisor, the American painter Richard Diebenkorn. Two other artists whose work have significantly affected Dean's modern visual approach are John Marin (American) and Paul Klee (French). Stylistically, Dean's art is a blend of Cubism, Expressionism and experimental abstraction, which pursues and celebrates artistic freedom, visual invention, primitive simplicity, spontaneous expression and the adventure of creativity.

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Dean's occupational paths have been teaching and graphic design. His career in education includes eleven years of art instruction on the college level and his commercial art experience equals seven years. Currently he is working as a graphic designer.

Along the art trail, Dean has exhibited his fine art in galleries, a museum and various group, faculty and juried shows. His three one-man exhibitions are:

Lines From the Land California State University, Northridge 1984
Transfer California State University, Northridge 1979
Land and Cityscapes Santa Monica Public Library 1973

Other noteworthy exhibitions are:
Unnatrual Landscapes L.A. County Century Gallery 1994
Drawings by Faculty Artists El Camino College Gallery 1987
Art Faculty Art Cerritos College Art Gallery 1985
California Four Peter Strauss Ranch Gallery 1984
Pasadena City College Art Faculty Show Pasadena City College Art Gallery 1984
California Images Agoura Hills City Gallery 1984
Brand Ten Watermedia Brand Library Art Gallery 1980
California Print and Drawing Exhibition Chapman College Art Gallery 1980
Double Vision (group show) Brand Library Art Gallery 1979
UCLA Faculty/Alumni Print Show UCLA Faculty Center 1976
New Talent, New Work L.A. County Museum of Art 1971