Mariah Dekkenga

Mariah Dekkenga

Past Faculty She/her


Areas of emphasis: Digital Art, Painting, Art Theory, Social Practice

Synthesizing traditional painting techniques with computer-based compositional methods, Dekkenga’s work explores the intersection of technology and painting as a craft. Questions about how images function as physical objects that convey virtual information are central to her practice, as is how information in such contexts is mediated, communicated and defined.

Mariah Dekkenga (1978 Marathon, WI) is an artist and educator living and working in Vermont USA and Doha Qatar. Dekkenga has held solo exhibitions at Situations, New York; Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York; and Spare Room Projects in Brooklyn. Selected Group exhibitions include Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; The Hole, New York; Golestani Gallery, Dusseldorf; Clifton Benevento, New York; Kraftwerk, Berlin; and Suzanne Geiss, New York. Dekkenga has participated in residencies at Kamen in Bosnia Herzegovina; Halka Sanat in Istanbul, Takt Kunstraum in Berlin, and Doha Fire Station in Qatar. She is collected by QMA Qatar Museums, Aïshti Foundation in Beruit, the US Embassy in Nogales Mexico and JP Morgan Chase.


  • MFA Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa
  • BFA/BA Fine art and Art History, University of Minnesota Minneapolis