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Daniel Dove

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University of Texas, 1994, B.F.A. Studio Art
Yale University

19th-century, daniel-dove

about his work

Daniel Dove's paintings combine highly controlled surfaces with random chance drips and mark-making.  Among many influences, his work references 19th century painting, communicating the banality of contemporary urban landscapes through perspective and light.


Born 1971, Austin, Texas
Lives and works in San Luis Obispo, CA


1996        Yale University School of Art   M.F.A. in Painting

1994        University of Texas at Austin  B.F.A in Studio Art


2007        Assembly, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

2005        Explosure, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004         Hopelessnessless, Miami University, Oxford, OH


2007        Daniel Dove and Tom McGrath, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
                 More is More: Maximalist Painting, curated by Tatiana Flores, Florida State
                 University Museum, Tallahassee, FL

2006        I Love the Burbs, Katonah Art Museum, Katonah, NY

2004        In Door/Out, curated by Chip Thom, ACME, Los Angeles, CA,
                 Young Painters’ Competition, curated by Buzz Spector, Hiestand Galleries, 
                 Miami University, Oxford,OH
                 Next: New American Paintings, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts,  Omaha, NE

2003        Painting 2003, curated by William Busta, Cleveland Heights Arts
                 Collaborative, Cleveland Heights. OH

2002       Five Figurative Visions, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH
                Out of Place, curated by Joanne Cohen, The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland, OH
                Landmarks: Territorial Interactions, curated by Christopher Bedford, Hawken
                Galleries, Gates Mills, OH
                New American Talent 16, curated by Anne Umland, ArtHouse, Austin, TX; traveled to the Arlington Museum of Art,  
                Arlington, TX

Litt, Stephen. “Artists' Visions of the Future Range From Goofy to Grave," Cleveland Plain Dealer,

   November, 2005.

Smith, Zach. “Dove Tales," Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 2005.

Litt, Stephen. “As Leaders Depart, Some Angels Arrive," Cleveland Plain Dealer, December, 2004.

Ed. New American Paintings, Midwestern Edition, October, 2005.

“Readings," Harper's Magazine, August, 2004

Ollman, Leah. The Los Angeles Times, August, 2004.

Litt, Stephen. “Show Illustrates Skills of Art School's New Faculty," Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 2004.

“Cleveland Splendor," Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 2004.

Tranberg, Dan.  “Award-Winning Painter Undergoes a Shift of Focus," Cleveland Plain Dealer, February, 2004.

Spector, Buzz. “Representing...What?", juror of the 5th Annual Miami University Young

Interview, Cool Cleveland Newsletter, January, 2004.

Tranberg, Dan. “48 Hours," Angle Magazine, October, 2003.

Utter, Douglas Max. "Bonfoey Gallery's 110th Anniversary Exhibition," Angle Magazine, September, 2003.

Sparks, Amy Bracken.  “Preview of Faculty Show," Cleveland Plain Dealer, September, 2003.

Mulready, Thomas. Cool Cleveland Newsletter, September, 2003

Utter, Douglas Max. "Painting 2003 @ Heights Arts," Angle Magazine, September, 2003.

Angle Magazine, August 2003.

Sparks, Amy Bracken. “Four Stars," Cleveland Plain Dealer, July, 2003.

Utter, Douglas Max.  “Illusion and Reality," Douglas Max Utter, Free Times, October, 2002.

Tranberg, Dan.  “Landmarks Reconsidered," Dan Tranberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer, September, 2002.

Litt, Stephen.  "Strong Work in Faculty Show," Steven Litt, Cleveland Plain Dealer, November, 2001

Barnes, Michael. “Double Exposure: Davis Highlights Post-Photographic Works of Dove, Dawson,"

   Austin American-Statesman, March 2001.

Zevitas, Steven V. “Editor’s Comments”, New American Paintings, Vol. 30. (cover), September, 2000.

Schade, Christopher. “Daniel Dove at Rudolph-Poissant Gallery”, ARTLIES, Houston, TX, November, 1999.

Marshall, Kerry. “Painting at Tarrytown Gallery”, The Austin Chronicle, May, 1998.

the top ten

1.    Other artists, alive and dead.  A professor of mine once said “you know it’s good if you feel threatened”. I’m
       not sure if he’s right, but I think about it often.
2.    Talking about art with passionate friends and students.
3.    Film, even if I spend about $40 per Netflix rental.
4.    Music recommended by students with stylish hair.
5.    Computer-generated imagery and forms.
6.    NPR
7.    Driving around with the “art eyes” on.
8.    Computer games (a fading interest).  Sometimes I play Grand Theft Auto just to watch the sunset.
9.    Shamefully, serious reading comes in at #9, but it hopes to make the final four by season’s end.
10.   More shamefully, shopping on Ebay for sneakers that I basically already own.

Recent Exhibits

Daniel Dove participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2010 smART Salons: In conversation with Daniel Dove, Peter Rostovsky, Charlotta Westergren, and Paul Winstanley, moderated by Colin Gardner
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Sep, 2010 Baker's Dozen
Torrance Art Museum
Jan, 2010 Daniel Dove at Cherry and Martin
Cherry and Martin
Apr, 2009 First Show
Cherry and Martin
Apr, 2008 Daniel Dove
Cherry and Martin
Apr, 2007 Daniel Dove / Tom McGrath
Cherry and Martin
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