Devan Shimoyama is a Pittsburgh-based contemporary Black visual artist working primarily in self-portraiture and narratives inspired by classical mythology and allegory. He depicts the Black queer male body as something that is both desirable and desirous and explores the mystery and magic in the process of understanding his origins and investigating the politics of queer culture. Shimoyama’s first solo exhibition, titled Cry, Baby, ran at The Andy Warhol Museum entitled Cry, Baby in 2018. Shimoyama has exhibited throughout the United States, including at De Buck Gallery, New York, New York; Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Alter Space, San Francisco, California; and internationally. Shimoyama is currently full-time faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, and lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.