Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois
Adjunct Professor, Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Director, Devening Projects and Paris London Hong Kong, Chicago

1983 MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago
1980 BFA, University of Nebraska at Omaha


Unknown Repair Wave, Dan Devening and Andy Hall, Geary Contemporary, New York, NY
Let Me See a Further Thing, Grölle Pass:projects, Wuppertal, Germany (catalog)
Laura Davis and Dan Devening, 65Grand, Chicago, IL
Dan Devening, Seerveld Gallery, Trinity College, Palos Height, IL
This and Something Else; Dan Devening and Gary Stephan, Grölle pass:projects, Wuppertal,  Germany

KIOSK, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Pendant Ex Ea, Autumn Space, Chicago, IL
Dan Devening and Richard Rezac, Kunstverein Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany (catalog)
Linda Ross Contemporary, Royal Oak, MI
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
Isis Gallery, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN
University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalog)
Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL


Local Comfort, curated by Vincent Uribe, LVL3, Chicago, IL
Mixtapes for the Next Millennium, curated by Jordan Martins, CAC, Chicago, IL
Warm Front: Dan Devening, Allison Wade, Paul Erschen, Gary Stephan at Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan
Fernwey Farewell, Fernwey Gallery, Chicago, IL
Pushing Up Daisies PEANA, Monterrey, Mexico
Fugitive Narratives, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Museum for Zeichnung in Ute Parduhn Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Backboard, Dan Devening, Gary Stephan, Jason Karolak, Kim Piotrowski, Grölle Pass:projects, Wuppertal
Mon Uncle, Museum for Zeichnung, Hunningen, Belgium
UnFunction. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Painting Not Painting, Sindikit, Baltimore, MD
Works on Paper, galerie oqbo, Berlin, Germany
Door, Triumph, Chicago, IL
7UP, Grölle Pass:projects, Wuppertal
Not Knowing, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sweet, Schau Fenster, Berlin, Germany
Paper File on Tour, Artothek & Bildersaal, Munich, Germany
, Positions Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, Germany
Noir/Blanc, Espace d’art St. Chamas, France

Pro-Text; When Words Become Art, State of Illinois Gallery, Chicago
Rocket Run; Abstraction from Chicago
, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE. Curated by Alexander Herzog
On Stranger Ways w/ Allison Wade, Volker Saul, Sterling Lawrence and Michael Pfisterer. Scotty Enterprises, Berlin
Scrap Heap, Tusk, Chicago
Caps for Sale w/ Matt Morris, Michelle Grabner, Karsten Lund, Adelheid Mers and Edra Soto. Bike Room, Chicago
Sticky and Sweet, Terrain, Oak Park, IL. Curated by Scott Hunter
Paperworks, kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne
Reason and Romance, Brussels, Belgium
Kiosk, Launch F18, New York, NY
Working Abs(tract), Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialog, Center for Book and Paper Art, Columbia College, Chicago
Spring 2012 CSA, ThreeWalls, Chicago
galerie oqbo at Preview Berlin, Germany
Irritable Abstraction, Julius Caesar, Chicago
Paperfile on Tour, galerie oqbo at Preview Berlin, Germany
Rich and Creamy, MPAC Gallery, College of St. Francis, Joliet, IL. Curated by Dominic Moore and Sarah Ebers
Gravity Matters and Shadowy Folds, dok25a, Dusseldorf, Germany
Ah Wilderness!, ebersmoore, Chicago
Up to the Edge, Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI
Where There Is, galerie oqbo, Berlin, Germany
Speed Bump, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Netherlands
oqbo paperfile on tour, Edvard-Munch-Haus e.V., Warnemünde, Germany
oqbo + NEUES PROBLEM BERLIN, Raum 3 fur Zeitgennossische, Essen, Germany
Paper Offensive, galerie oqbo, Berlin
Push, Pull, Northern Illinois University Gallery, Rockford, IL
Open End, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Linda Ross Contemporary Fine Art, Huntington Woods, MI
Editionen, Secession, Vienna, Austria
En/Of Editions 01-030, Museum Kuhrhaus, Kleve, Germany
Galerie des Multiples, Paris
Printed Matter, Inc., New York
01-030, Art Metropole, Toronto
i.peg, Bethanian, Berlin
En/Of, Heeresbaeckerei-Kultur, Berlin, Germany
Museum Night, De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland
Kontor, Cologne, Germany
Summer Show, Renate Schroeder Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Abstract Truths, Hinsdale Art Center, Hinsdale, IL
Repetive, IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
Almost Giddy, Clough-Hansen Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (catalog)
New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA (catalog)
Art Cologne, Renate Schroeder Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Painting Today—Overseas and Here, Renate Schroeder Gallery, Cologne (catalog)
Seems: Integrations with the Physical and Social Periphery of the Museum, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (catalog)
Out of Line: Drawings by Illinois Artists, Chicago Cultural Center
Quilt, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL
Abstraction: A Major and Continuing Influence in 20th C. Art, Roy Boyd Gallery
Tabula Non Rasa, Herron Gallery, Herron School of Art, IN (catalog)

1988-present Adjunct Professor, Department of Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1993-2008 Senior Lecturer, Department of Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University
1991-1993 Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico

2018  Brown Foundation Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Dora Maar House Residency, Menerbes, France
2017  Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2014  MacArthur Foundation International Connections grant (with Shannon Stratton and Jonathan Middleton for Slow Frequency at Or Gallery, ThreeWalls and Devening Projects.
2011 Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2005 Faculty Enrichment Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2003 Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts Fellowship, Northwestern University
2002 University Research Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University
Illinois Arts Council, Visual Artist Fellowship
2000 Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant

2018 Fidelity Corporation, Boston, MA
2017  Chicago Transit Authority, Irving Park Blue Line stop
2015  Four Seasons Hotel Corporation, Chicago, IL
2014  Nieman Marcus Corporation, Chicago, IL
2012 New York Hilton Americas and Park Suites

2010  Kabinett Series, Devening Projects, Chicago
2009  Home Wreckage, Devening Projects, Chicago
2007  The Nature of Disturbance, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago
Go Between, Devening Projects, Chicago
2005  Wherever, devening projects + editions, Chicago
2003  Infra-Thin, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage (catalog)
2002  Paper Projects, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL (catalog)
2001  Subject Matters, Standard Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalog)
2000  Seems, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (catalog)

AT&T, New York, New York and Chicago, IL
ArtColl Trust, Seattle, WA
Benziger Family Winery, Glen Ellen, CA
Bishop-Freeman Company, Evanston, IL
City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
DeLoitte, Chicago, IL
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
First National Bank of Chicago, London, UK
Four Seasons Hotel Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Kunstverien Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany
Nieman Marcus, Chicago, IL
Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, NJ
Safeco Insurance, Seattle, WA
United States Trust Company, New York, NY
University of Illinois, College of Health and Human Development Sciences, Chicago, IL
Winston and Strawn, Chicago, IL