was born in Beloit, WI in 1980 and grew up in the Midwest. He studied at UW-Madison and later obtained his MFA at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 2009. Recent exhibitions include a two-person show at Field Projects Gallery in New York City and a solo exhibition at the Catskill Art Society with a forthcoming show at the South Huntington Library in Huntington, NY. Dan was recently interviewed by Kate Mothes of Young Space and featured in Paint Pulse Magazine. He recently moved from New York City to Baldwin, NY.
My process has always been reactive during painting. I work with thinned acrylic paint pouring directly onto raw canvas and sloping the painting in various ways guiding the flow of different mixtures. Where the paint meets, blends, and overlaps I am seeking to build an atmosphere of colored air masses that asserts, recedes, and merges. I want the paint to hold its originally mixed pigment while partially dissolving into others. I relate this to ambient musician’s tones and instruments that have no clear beginning and end, but are in a constant state of flux. The titles of my paintings come from well-known winds and storms. I found correlations between the descriptions of these winds and the aesthetics of the individual works.