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Danny Augustine

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Lives in
Chicago, IL


The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010, BFA

digital, mixed-media


Danny Augustine’s Intuitive Ink Drawings And Doodlings

July 24, 2015 by

Danny Augustine‘s ink drawings take us on a trip through his unconscious, each picture an intuitive expression of his past and present, of memories and experiences, of external and internal impulses, of 24 hour news. 

Using pen and ink Augustine begins with an empty mind and a sheet of paper. And what starts with a random splash soon grows into an exploration of his concerns, feelings and the forces that influence his life, his process determined by a lexicon of particular colours, forms and lines. His evolving drawings grow out of a random movement and into a more articulate expression of his being, an unknown landscape that he traverses, bringing us with him, each image born out of memories and experiences and 24 hour rolling news; the Syrian civil war, the earthquake in Nepal, the posturing of North Korea.

This automatic drawing harks back to Surrealism and artists such as Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Jean Arp and André Breton, who developed the form as a means of expressing the subconscious. And in these doodles, these watercolours, we get an insight into the mind of a young artist determined to synthesise the deluge of information that has become a hallmark of our age. Here’s what he has to say about his work:

Each one of my pieces shall represent an emotional stepping stone within my life and find their own spot in the art world. For me, I never have a set idea when I begin my drawing. I allow my mind to drift off and as the drawing grows, I begin to filter in current events as well as my own personal experiences. This combination creates a very personal viewpoint of the world around me.



Danny Augustine CV




Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL ▪ 2010

  • Studied Internationally (Oxford and Salzburg) Alderson-Broaddus University


  • Founding Member of Visual Arts Major at Alderson-Broaddus University               

Museum Exhibitions

  • West Virginia Governor's Juried Exhibition 2001: West Virginia State Museum, Charleston, WV, 2001

Solo Exhibitions

  • Show Gallery: Gallery Crawl, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004
  • Daywood Gallery: Stepping Out of the Boundary, Philippi, WV, 2002

Duo Exhibitions

  • Parallel/Paralax, Harold Washington College President's Gallery, Chicago, IL  2013


  • Memory, Expansion Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013
  • Intelligentsia (Cultural District), Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Chicago International Hostel, Chicago, IL, 2011
  • Leapfrog: Art in the Workplace, Evanston, IL, 2011
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: BFA Show, Chicago, IL, 2010
  • Gold Coast Art Fair: Grant Park, Chicago, IL 2010
  • NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art. Chicago: Live Painting, Chicago, IL 2010
  • Studio 7013: Group Show, Chicago, IL, 2009
  • Base Space (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago): Group Show, Chicago, IL , 2009
  • Sirani Gallery: Emerging Artist, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
  • Galerie Gora: Nightlife Magazine, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2006
  • Columbia Arts Center: Making an Entrance, Columbia, MD, 2006
  • Fort Worth Community Art Center: Group Show, Fort Worth, TX , 2005
  • Perkins County Arts Center: Mail Art Show, Perkins County Arts Council, Grant, NE, 2005
  • 3rd Street Gallery: Carnegie Painted II, Carnegie, PA 2002
  • Painters Run, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001
  • Daywood Gallery: Juried Art Show, Philippi, WV, 1999-2002

Articles/ Online Features

  • WonderWall: GQ British, 2014
  • Doodled Abstrations by Danny Augustine: Curve Magazine, 2013
  • Year In Review: Top 100 Artist, Artist Wanted, 2012
  • Artist to Watch Column,  ArtSlant, 2012
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th 2012 Showcase Winner, ArtSlant, 2012
  • Featured Artist of the Month , MyArtSpace, 2011
  • 'Danny Augustine.' New Art International: a Compendium of Recent Works by World
  •   Contemporary Artists. New York: Book Art, 2005. 151. Print.
  • 'Art Seen.' City Paper [Pittsburgh] 2004. Print.
  • 'Danny Augustine.' New Art International: a Compendium of Recent Works by World
  •   Contemporary Artists. New York: Book Art, 2003. 190. Print.

Donated Art Auctions

  • National Brain Appeal: Avew on nature, Londan, England, 2016
  • Persad Art Action, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
  • ALS Hope Foundation: Art Auction, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
Recent Exhibits

Danny Augustine participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2015 Jealous Needs You
Jealous Gallery
Jul, 2013 Memory
Lacuna Artist Lofts' Expansion Gallery
Mar, 2013 Parallel/Parallax
Harold Washington College President's Gallery
Oct, 2010 Fall Undergraduate Exhibition
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) - Sullivan Galleries

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