2010 Laguna College of Art and Design, MFA
2005 Laguna College of Art and Design, BFA
2011 Solo Exhibition, Glass Garage Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2015 Figurative Perplexities, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA
2015 New Nude, bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2013 Works, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, CA
2012 Re-Representing The Nude II, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2012 Represent: A Group Exhibition, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, Art Center Clatsop College, Astoria, OR
2011 Los Angeles Art Show, The Glass Garage Gallery Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Graduate Exhibition, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Graduate Exhibition, Ettinger Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Group Exhibition, Tosti Studios, Laguna Beach, CA
2009 Studio Open House, Santa Monica Fine Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Candidate Exhibition, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Brewery Artwalk, Brewery Art Complex, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Resident Artist, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA
2005 Juried Student Exhibition, Ettinger Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Senior Student Exhibition, Ekstrom Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008 MFA Tuition Scholarship, Laguna College of Art and Design
2005 Tuition Scholarship, Plotkin Foundation
1997 BFA Tuition Scholarship, Laguna College of Art and Design
"The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."
"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
"All my attempts to adapt the theoretical foundation of physics to this new type of knowledge (Quantum Theory) failed completely. It was as if the ground had been pulled out from under one, with no firm foundation to be seen anywhere, upon which one could have built."
- All quotations of Albert Einstein
My current body of work, entitled Kinesis, is a series of large scale figurative paintings in which I bridge science and the visual arts as I examine the perception of movement of both subject and viewer. Through the use of overlapping and varied delineation, the figures are set into motion, while multiple perspectives and vantage points suggest the movement of the viewer across or through pictorial space. Throughout the series, the figure's multiple states of being seem to exist simultaneously and are governed by the probabilistic mechanics of quantum theory, mirroring particle behavior as defined by the principles of quantum decoherence and superposition.
- Daniel Catalano