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New York-based painter Dan Walsh has developed a quirky style of minimalism that blends rigid geometry with a sense of play. Walsh uses line as a way to study the application of paint, combining short, transparent strokes to create grids, patterns, and rhythms, all rendered with a looseness of hand. Visually complex, though simple in their execution, the images reveal their creation and revel in the imperfection of the human touch.

Dan Walsh (b. 1960, Philadelphia) lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions were held at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2019), Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam (2019), Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston (2019) and Galería Elvira Gonzales, Madrid (2018).

I call myself a maximalist: getting the most out of the least.

Dan Walsh

Biography

Education

  • Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Hunter College, New York, NY, USA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Pressing Matter, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Apostrophe, Galerie Slewe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

  • 2018

    Galería Elvira Gonzales, Madrid, Spain

  • 2017

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    Threefold, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

  • 2016

    Both Sides: Lexa and Dan Walsh, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, USA

    Project Space, Phillip Slein Gallery, Saint Louis, MO, USA

  • 2015

    Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

    Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

    Grandstand, dolceacqua arte contemporanea, Dolceacqua, ltaly

    Dan Walsh Prints, Pace Prints, New York, NY, USA

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 2014

    Works on Paper, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Pace Prints, New York, NY, USA

    Xippas Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2013

    Satellites, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

    Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

    Galería Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain

    Table of contents, Speerstra Fondation, Apples, Switzerland

  • 2012

    Time Trials, Galerie Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France

    10 Years in Zuoz, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

    New Paintings and Time Trials, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland

    UnCommon Ground, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI, USA

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    Gallery SEOMI, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2011

    Time Trials, Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; travelling to Galerie Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France; Tschudi Gallery, Glarus, Switzerland

    Haverford School, Haverford, PA, USA

  • 2010

    Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

    Catalog – a Dan Walsh Survey, Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France

    Days and Nights, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 2009

    Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

    Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

    Libres and Obra Sobre Paper, Raina Lupa Galería, Barcelona, Spain

    Pace Prints’ recent publications with Dan Walsh, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

  • 2008

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Dan Walsh, Lars Wolter, The Suburban, Chicago, Il, USA

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA

    Pace Prints, New York, NY, USA

  • 2007

    Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

    Galería Elvira Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain

  • 2006

    Patrick De Brock gallery, Knokke, Belgium

    Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 2005

    Sentence, Mario Diacono at ARS Libri, Boston, MA, USA

  • 2004

    Galerie Xippas, Paris, France

    Paolo Curti / Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co, Milano, Italy

    Prints and Books, 192 Books, New York, NY, USA

  • 2003

    Centre d’Art Contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Delme, France

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland

    Galerie S65, Cologne, Germany

  • 2002

    Recycling, livres et estampes 1995–2002, Cabinet des estampes du Musée d’art et d’histoire/Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

    Dan Walsh & Peter Young, Hazmat Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ, USA

    Paul Morrison, Dan Walsh, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland

    Dan Walsh, Olivier Mosset, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2001

    Forefront Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA

    New Paintings and Wallwork, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland

  • 2000

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 1999

    Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Petra Bungert Projects, Brussels, Belgium

    Project / Event, Rampe 003, Berlin, Germany

    Barbara Flynn Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  • 1998

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 1997

    Petra Bungert Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    Post Production – Dan Walsh & Editions Forde, Forde, Espace d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 1996

    Galerie Béla Jarzyk, Cologne, Germany

  • 1995

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 1994

    Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 1993

    Galerie Ludwig, Krefeld, Germany

  • 1992

    Rubenstein / Diacono, New York, NY, USA

  • 1991

    Daniel Newburg Gallery, Project Room, New York, NY, USA

Selected images