DEVON by Devon Grimes is an ongoing exploration of the world in which fine art meets design. On this platform, Devon gives herself permission to creatively explore what she wants without parameters or cohesion. Featured themes are based on specific aspects of Devon’s daily life that excite and inspire her. Her works on paper draw from her lifelong obsession of linear movement and unsuspecting color relationships. She explores her subjects in planes of shape that she then flattens with color. Although she prefers to study the human face, she has found that flowers and food make for compelling substitutes.
Interested in applying her portraits onto wearable product, she designed her first commissioned top which eventually sparked her creation of the “Where Are the Women?” sweatshirts and the birth of Devon's wearable brand.
Three of Devon's recent paintings can be seen installed above the bar at Danny Meyer's iconic Union Square Cafe, in Manhattan. Her recent body of works on canvas were exhibited at the Brooklyn 2022 edition of The Other Art Fair and can be seen on her Saatchi Art profile. She has also been featured in issue 20 of Ginger Zine (a creative feminist magazine) and a "Meet the Maker" interview on HudCo (a creative co-working space and blog).
Devon's "little guy" paintings and larger works on paper are regularly updated on her Instagram. These are sold on a first to claim basis. Take a look there when you need a new piece for your home or stop by and see some of her smaller works and prints in person every weekend at the Brooklyn Flea, in DUMBO.
Raised in Virginia, Devon currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. When she's not painting she frequents acting classes and occasionally picks up parts-modeling campaigns.
Photo by Doan Ly