Dwight Mackintosh (Alum)

Born in Hayward, California, 1906; died 1999
Practiced at Creative Growth 1979-1999

Dwight Mackintosh’s artwork is held in the highest regard within the world of self-taught, Outsider, and contemporary art collectors.

Institutionalized for the majority of his life, Dwight joined the Creative Growth studio in his seventies and made drawings, paintings, prints, and ceramic work until his death in 1999.

Dwight’s subject matter reflects the events that he experienced and the objects he came into everyday contact with. His drawings consist of orderly lines of boys, with genitalia exposed, buses full of people or empty and anecdotal works documenting his own tonsil surgery as well as his love of airplanes and animals.

Dwight’s work has been exhibited at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Gavin’s Brown enterprise, New York, Outsider Art Fair, New York and Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco. His work is part of the permanent collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem, the American Folk Art Museum in New York, the Madmusée in Liège, Belgium, and the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Outsider Art Fair, Paris

2018
Outsider Art Fair, Paris

2016
Duvel Moortgat Fund, Madmusée, Liège, Belgium
American Dream, Direct Art Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Outside, Karma, Amagansett, New York, curated by Matthew Higgs
Nothing Compares to You, Riverview School, Cape Cod
Art Osaka, Osaka
Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo
Wild Style: Exhibition of Figurative Art, Peres Projects, Berlin
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2015
dRAW, Intuit Museum, Chicago, curated by Jan Petry
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami
Outsider Art Fair, Paris
Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, curated by Katy Grannan
Vis-à-vis, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, curated by Michael Mahalchick
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo

2014
Mental Contours III. – Lines of Force, Artinbox Gallery, Prague
Drawing Now Art Fair, Paris
Outsider Art Fair, Paris
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2013
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, Hayward Touring, London, curated by Mark Leckey
Creative Growth Group Show, ParkLife Gallery, San Francisco
Drawing Now Art Fair, Paris
Creative Growth, Galerie Art Cru, Berlin
Almost Home, Diego Rivera Gallery (SFAI), San Francisco
Vehicles, Collection De L’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland
Outsider Art Fair, Paris
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Outsider Artists, Oakland Museum of California at the Oakland International Airport, curated by Philip Linhares

2012
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Independent Art Fair, New York
Imagetexte 2, Topographie de L'Art, Paris
Sexi-Blatt, Galerie Gugging, Gugging, Austria
Frieze Art Fair, New York
Drawing Now Art Fair, Paris
Creative Growth, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, curated by Amie Scally
Inside Out, Galleri NordNorge, Harstad, Norway
John Hiltunen +1, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, curated by Matthew Higgs
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami

2011
Manhattan House, New York
Faces, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco
Create, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
After Shelley Duvall ’72 (Frogs on the High Line), Maccarone Gallery, New York
Insider/Outsider Art: Selections from Bay Area Collections, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami

2010
Georg Jensen, New York
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Galerie Impaire, Paris
In The House, MadMusée, Belgium

2009
Revealing the Human, Arts Project, Melbourne
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Chromatic: 35 Colorful Years of Creative Growth, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

2008
Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art, Chicago

2007
ABCD, Paris
Gensler Architecture, San Francisco

1998
Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee

1997
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

1996
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York

1993
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago
Sailor’s Valentine Gallery, Nantucket
L’Aracine Musee d’Art Brut, France
Ames Gallery of American Folk Art
The Boy Who Time Forgot (Retrospective), Collection De L’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland and Ricco| Maresca Gallery, New York (traveling exhibition 1992-1993)

1990
The Art Store Gallery, San Francisco
McKesson Plaza, San Francisco
Primal Portraits: Adam and Eve as Seen by Self-Taught 20th Century Artists, Craft and Folk Museum, San Francisco

1986
Sun Gallery, Hayward

1985
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael

1984
Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino

1983
Joseph Chowning Gallery, San Francisco