Daniel Colón is a visual artist and illustrator based in the vibrant city of New York. He's a master of traditional oil painting and loves creating beautiful landscapes, portraits, storyboards, book illustrations, and murals. Daniel's work is all about observation, interpretation, and finding creative solutions to visual challenges. He honed his skills by studying painting at The Art Students League and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and also delved into art history at Hunter College. He's an accomplished artist who's been recognized with the Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Grant, and has worked with an impressive roster of clients such as Penguin USA, National Geographic, Facebook, Viacom, and many more. You can find more of Daniel's commercial work at Boards in Motion and Wayart, where he's currently represented.
b. June 13, 1982 in Vallejo, CA.

2003-2007     Hunter College, CUNY, Art History
2003-2007     The Art Students League of New York, NY,
2003-2004     The National Academy of Design, NY
2001-2002     Maryland Institute College of Art, MD, Painting

Solo Exhibitions
2021   “Shore Sights,” Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ
2012   "Summer Sketches," The Clock Bar, New York, NY
2008   "Landscapes: Paintings from Abroad" Studio Eve, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019     South Bronx Indepedent Artists Coalition, Hell Gate Arts, Bronx, NY
2008     Small Works Group Show, Galeria Foro, San Juan, PR
2004     End Year Exhibition, National Academy of Design
2003     National Academy Students, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NY
2003     Mid Year Student Exhibition, National Academy of Design, NY
2003     "What's Around Us", Sheppard Art Gallery, Ellicott City, MD
2002     "What We Eat", Sheppard Art Gallery, Ellicott City, MD

Honors & Awards
2005     Xavier Gonzalez & Ethel Edwards Travel Grant, Art Student's League, NY
2003     First Prize in Figure Painting, National Academy of Design, NY
2004     Second Prize in Painting, National Academy of Design, NY
2004     Honorable Mention, Art Student‚Äôs League, NY
2004     Honorable Mention, Strathmore Student Artist Competition
2004     Robert E. Wright Foundation Scholarship, National Academy of Design,NY
2003     Lucrezia Bori Scholarship, National Academy of Design, NY

Selected Bibliography
     Carrozini, Francesco, "Their Own Art Vision," L'Uomo Vogue, Italy (May/June 2009): 70
     Chu, Kwannam, "Be My Dorian Gray," Men's Uno, Hong Kong (January 2009): 172-184