Daniel is a Queer and Trans Artist focusing mostly in ceramics. Through ceramics they create bodily forms that resist the limitations of biological and systematic structure, and reach towards an empathetic, critical, and political Figurative form. Dan utilizes their past experiences of gender dysphoria, relationships, and ‘home’ to influence their work. Connecting contradicting ideas of love and pain, trauma and acceptance, intimacy and ambiguity. They grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where the coastal and mountainous erosion qualities have influenced the textures and surfacing techniques in their work.
From the University of Washington, Daniel received a Bachelors in Art with Honors in the 3D4M department, as well as a minor in Art History. Daniel has attended both the University of Colorado (Boulder) and the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) as a Post Baccalaureate in ceramics, and was a Fall 2022 Resident artist at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
They live and work and play in Oakland California.
You can learn more about Daniel and their art on our official Sonoma Community Podcast linked below.
Past Resident Artists
|Dan Clauson, 2023; Fall/Winter||Fred Dewitt, 2023: Spring/Summer|
|Reniel Del Rosario, 2022: Fall/Winter||Tab Link, 2022: Spring/Summer|
Gabo Martinez, 2021: Fall/Winter
Seong Weon Joanne Lee, 2019: Fall / Winter
Claire Thibodeau, 2018: Fall / Winter
Karl Schwiesow, 2017: Fall / Winter
Austyn Taylor, 2016: Fall / Winter
Xia Zhang, 2015: Fall / Winter
Tony Wise, 2014: Fall / Winter
Jessica Fong, 2013: Fall / Winter
Bobby Free, 2012: Fall / Winter
Lauren Henriksen, 2011: Fall / Winter
Jill Oberman, 2010: Fall / Winter
Jules Stout, 2009: Fall / Winter
Owen Nelsen, 2008: Fall / Winter
Anela Ming-Yue Oh, 2021: Spring / Summer
Maxwell Mustardo, 2020 Spring / Summer
Jared Peterson, 2019 Spring / Summer
Naomi Clement, 2018 Spring / Summer
Colby Charpentier, 2017: Spring / Summer
Brittany Rea, 2016: Spring / Summer
Chris Allen, 2015: Spring / Summer
Miles Votek, 2014: Spring / Summer
Julia Feld, 2013: Spring / Summer
Tyler Nansen, 2012: Spring / Summer
Sunshine Cobb, 2011: Spring / Summer
Katie Morris, 2010: Spring / Summer
K.C. Welch, 2009: Spring / Summer