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Daniel Green

Daniel Green's (b. 1985, San Francisco, CA) artwork conveys an intense and playful fascination with American entertainment and popular culture. Working on wood, cardboard, and paper, Green uses ink to draw figures from television, politics, sports, or history, and then carefully lists dates, titles of shows and songs, cities, and names. Within the dense repetition of his lists sometimes lurks a brief, but direct, personal statement, “Now Eric,” “Shut Up Gilles,” “No More Treasure Island Movin’ Back,” which comments on his immediate environment and concerns. These short bursts of the personal show that inside this impressive visual display of his memory, the present moment is registered, but must be actively sought out amid the tangle of other stimuli.

Green began working at Creativity Explored in 2008, and his work has been exhibited internationally (See below). In 2015, Green's artwork Basketball Michael Jordan, 2014, was selected for honorable mention in the Big-i Art Project's fifth open call. 

Read more about Green in Priscilla Frank's HuffPost article "San Francisco Artist Daniel Green Proves the Insider/Outsider Art Binary Wrong," or Lani Asher's review of his solo exhibition, Daniel Green: Days of Our Lives, in SFAQ.

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Samples of Green's work





Selected Exhibitions

2017
Visions et Créations Dissidentes, Musée de la Création Franche, Bègles, France
Secret City Exhibition, AIASF and Center for Architecture + Design Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Outsider Art Fair 2017, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2016
Fonds Duvel Moortgat, MADmusée , Liège, Belgium
After Pop Life, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Mapping Fictions, The Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Resonating Resonance, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Celebrating a Vision: Art and Disability, SFO Museum , San Francisco Airport Terminal 3 Departures - Level 2 - Post-Security
Tabula Rasa, Creativity Explored , San Francisco, CA

2015
TV Dinner: Yukari Sakura and Daniel Green, The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York, New York, NY
SWIM 1, New Image Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
Daniel Green: Days of our Lives, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2014
New Zealand Outsider Art Fair, The Nathan Club, Britomart , Auckland, New Zealand
INK, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
A Curious Menagerie, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Create, Museum of Art at Washington State University, Pullman, WA

2013
This Will Never Work, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Outsider Artists, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA
Create, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

2012
ArtPadSF, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA

2011
The Museum of Everything: Exhibition #4, Selfridges, London, UK
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Faces, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Create, University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Black and White and Read All Over, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
Words, Verses and Garabatos, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
"Science" Fiction, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Legend: Myth and Memory, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Transmissions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA