Deing is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon. He often works in mixed media, incorporating painting, collage, and photography into colorful pop-eclectic installations. Raised in Dakar, Senegal, his peripatetic adventures took him to Paris, Brussels, New York, and San Fransisco before landing in Portland. Dieng holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in Painting and New Genres (2006) and a BFA in Painting from the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Senegal (1995). Among his many accomplishments, Dieng founded and curated the influential Worksound Gallery in SE Portland (2007-12). In addition to his own art making and teaching, he continues to have an active international curatorial practice connecting people and spaces. This is Dieng’s first residency at Crow’s Shadow and is generously sponsored by the Ford Family Foundation’s Golden Spot awards.