Modou Dieng is a multidisciplinary artist working in mixed-media, painting, photography and installation. Dieng’s interests lie in conceptualizing visions of contemporary life constituted by a mix of humanity, topography, and pastiche of forms. Dieng evokes the city’s continuously changing façade, as well as the hybrid character and eclectic combination. The issues deal with urban history, race, social status, gender, cosmopolitanism, and belonging.
Modou Dieng has exhibited with numerous galleries and Museum including Steve Turner Gallery (Los Angeles), Pascal Polar Gallery (Brussels), Dakar Biennale, Carousel du Louvre (Paris), Sarah Lawrence College (NY), UMass Boston, Museum of Contemporary African and Diaspora Art (NY), Casa Encendida (Madrid),The Studio Museum(NY),JoBurg Art Fair (South Africa).
Dieng has done workshops and conferences in several institutions including – Brown University, University of West Florida, Universite Catholique de Louvain (Brussels), The Fire Station (Dublin), Denison University, and Ohio University. He is Founder and Curator of Worksound Gallery (Portland) and received his BA from Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts (Senegal), MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Dieng is full time faculty at PNCA.
Portland State University’s Art Department offers free public lectures every Monday night of the school year. This is the sixteenth lecture of the fourth year of the PMMNLS. The PSU MFA Monday Night Lecture Series is supported in part by PICA, Reed College, Lewis and Clark College, and The NW Film Center.