Darren Dempster


Darren Dempster is a Brooklyn-born interdisciplinary artist and educator. His inspirations encompass the symbols and icons found across Urban-American, Caribbean, and Latin cultures. Dempster’s work explores themes of nostalgia, identity, divinity, and integration.
Dempster studied Chemistry and Graphic Design at SUNY Purchase College and was a previous Exhibitions representative for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Alumni Council. He has hosted workshops with the Joan Mitchell Foundation to provide a network for young artists of color. Dempster has participated in several group shows at Galería PADA, CUE Art Foundation, Hamilton Landmark Gallery, and the Ortega y Gasset Projects.


Pace University, New York, NY
Masters in Science Teaching, 2020

SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry and Graphic Design, 2018

Group Exhibtions

“Around About” PADA Studios, Lisbon, Portugal
“Blockchain Block Party”, Theater Lab, New York, NY
“MIRROR EYE” Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY

“S.T.E.M” MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“The New Renaissance” Hamilton Landmark Gallery, New York, NY

“Frequency” The Urban Foundation Gallery, New York, NY
“Absolute and Total Catastrophe” The Living Gallery, New York, NY 
“Transparency” CUE Art Gallery, New York, NY

“Afrofuturism” Passage Gallery, Purchase, NY
“Shipping and Handling” Taller Boricua Gallery, New York, NY

Online Publications

Chemistry and Art Merge in the Lab