“I use observational painting to explore the fluidity of perception, experience, and identity in our contemporary globalized society. My process seeks to transcend preconceived narratives and reveal unconsciously poetic motifs. To this end, I avoid overt messages and attempt to elicit  viewers’ curiosity rather than dictate to them.”





   
   




Daniel Colón is an NYC-based visual artist and illustrator. Trained in traditional oil painting his artistic practice includes landscapes and portraiture, storyboard art, book illustration and murals. His projects emphasize observation, interpretation and visual problem solving. Daniel studied painting at The Art Students League and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and art history at Hunter College. He is a recipient of the Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Grant and his clients include Penguin USA, National Geographic, Facebook, Viacom and many more. Daniel is currently represented by Boards in Motion.



b. June 13, 1982 in Vallejo, CA.

Education
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
2012   "Summer Sketches," The Clock Bar, New York, NY
2008   "Landscapes: Paintings from Abroad" Studio Eve, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
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

















Mark


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