Daniel John Weiner

I rely heavily on the accidental significance in found objects and texts and assemble an art object that draws out the emotion and meaning that is just beneath the purported surface of the materials and the observer

 

I attempt to make each piece operate on the level of visual beauty, and on another level: triggering a self-reflexive act of discovery or interpretation, functioning as a diagram of revelation. With layering and a willful rereading of dormant information I nail together literal and figurative levels of understanding to show that any and all inquiry leads back to the self.

 

Many of my works deal with lust, adoration and their relationship to our essential isolation and strive to unveil how close to the interface with an aesthetic experience we dwell. 

Selected Exhibitions
 

2019 Postcards from the Edge benefit show Bortolami New York NY

2018 Light Years group show Margaret Thatcher Projects New York NY

         Text Me group show Margaret Thatcher Projects New York NY

         Five Sided group show +81 Gallery New York NY

2017 Pirate’s Bay group show Tub Plug Gallery Brooklyn NY

2016 One the Fence art fair Orgy Park Gallery Brooklyn NY

2016 Postcards from the Edge benefit show

2015 Postcards from the Edge benefit show

2013 The Silver Shore group show Taylor Graham Gallery NY

My mother passed away 12/27/2011.

2011 One Jupiter Mass solo show 440 Gallery Brooklyn NY

2009 No Parking Funeral Today solo show 440 Gallery Brooklyn NY

2008 Department of the Interior solo show 440 Gallery Brooklyn NY

2007 The Back Room group show 440 Gallery Brooklyn NY

2007 Postcards from the Edge benefit show James Cohan Gallery New York NY

2006 Flat Files Pierogi 2000 Brooklyn New York NY

2006 Postcards from the Edge benefit show Sikkema, Jenkins and Co.

2006 Art 212 JG Contemporary 26th Street Armory New York NY

2005 Postcards from the Edge benefit show Robert Miller Gallery New York NY

2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair JG Contemporary New York NY

2004 Postcards from the Edge benefit show Brent Sikkema Gallery New York NY

2004 Wood Work group show James Graham and Sons New York NY

2004 Dear Miss Guggenheim solo show 4016Gallery Los Angeles CA

2003 Postcards from the Edge benefit show Gallerie Lelong New York NY

2003 Monologue solo show The Farm San Diego CA

2003 Small Images juried show Gallery 21 San Diego CA

2002 The Devil Made Me Do It group show The Farm San Diego CA

2002 Faculty Show University Gallery SDSU

2002 Small Images juried show Galley 21 San Diego CA

2002 Show and Tell group production Sushi Visual/Performance Art San Diego CA

2001 Pledge and Pathology two-person show Sushi Visual/Performance Art San Diego 

2001 Small Images juried show Gallery 21 San Diego CA

2000 Small Images juried show Gallery 21 San Diego CA

Education

 

1996 MFA Painting, Printmaking Photography San Diego State University

1990 BA English UCLA

 

Employment

 

2016 to Present Art Handler Uovo Fine Art Services Long Island City NY

2013-2016 Registrar / Head Preparator Hollis Taggart Gallery New York NY

2012 Assistant Director Bridgette Mayer Gallery Philadelphia PA

2010-2011 Sales Associate James Graham and Sons Gallery New York NY

2004 2011 Head Preparator James Graham and Sons Gallery New York NY

2003-2004 Technical Director Monica Bill Barnes Dance Company New York NY

2003 Theater Technician Lincoln Center New York NY

2003 Projectionist Brooklyn Underground Film Festival Brooklyn NY

2003 Faculty San Diego State University San Diego CA

2003 Adjunct Faculty Southwestern College San Diego CA

2002 Faculty San Diego State University San Diego CA

2002 Adjunct Faculty Southwestern College San Diego CA

2001 Faculty San Diego State University San Diego CA

1998-2001 Head Rigger La Jolla Playhouse, CA