Daniel Zeller

Since the 1990s, Daniel Zeller lives and works in Brooklyn New York, where he draws a continuous meditation beyond the experience of material civilization. Daniel's drawing depicts biomorphic, cartographic and psychic perspectives of planetary or cellular bodies. His vision from above, or within such bodies, of microscopic to universal extremes takes inspiration from scientific reference materials documenting satellite imagery, topographical maps and micrograph photography, which measures and codifies the natural world. Daniel's art helps human vision and spirit to voyage somewhere, nowhere and everywhere all at once where there are both ongoing errors and none at all. 

Daniel Zeller's works are collected globally by private and important art institutions most notably The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, amongst others. His works have been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe.

  

 

 

http://www.danielzeller.net 

 

BORN
1965  San Rafael, California, United States of America
      Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
2015 Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY, "Immiscible Cohesion"
     Michel Soskine Inc. at Carreau du Temple, Paris, France, "One Man Show at Drawing Now"

2014 Gleichapel, Paris, France, “Chronozone

2013 Michel Soskine Inc., Madrid, Spain, "Daniel Zeller : Intimate universes.",
     (Two person show with Antonio Crespo Foix)
     Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : “Based on a True Story”
2012 Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX: “Lateral Diffusion”
2010 Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : “Incomplete Analysis”
     Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA : “Dan Zeller”
2008 Michel Soskine Inc., Madrid, Spain
     Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : “Geomorphical Fluxitosis”
2007 Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA : “New Drawings”
2006 g-module, Paris, France : “Erreur Infinie”
     Michel Soskine Inc., Madrid, Spain
2005 Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : “Cyclical Redundance”
2004 Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA : "Recent Drawings"
     g-module, Paris, France : "Biodegradable"
2003 Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : "Empirical Cryptosis"
     Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : "Drawings"
1999 a+a company, New York, NY : "Lost"
1993 Hampden Gallery, UMass, Amherst : "Systematic Interconnection" MFA Thesis

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2013 Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : “Unhinged”
     Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX : “Summer Show”
     Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA : “Approaching Infinity”
2012  Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY : “Decade : Contemporary Collecting”
     Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA : “Graphomania”
     Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR : “11th National Drawing Invitational”
2011 West Collection, SEI Corporate Campus, Oaks, PA : “6:6 Hyper-Space”
     Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY : “Microwave, Eight”
     Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : “Subjective / Objective”
     Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY : “Idée Fixe: Drawings of an Obsessive Nature”
     Michel Soskine Inc., Madrid, Spain : “Untitled. 9”
2010 Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA : “On the Mark”
     Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA : “Drawing Systems”
     Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA : “Wall-to-Wall”
     Big & Small/Casual Gallery, Queens, NY : “Works on Paper”
     Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA : “Obsession”
     UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX : “Intense Concentration”
2009 Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA : “Body Language”
     Bryan Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C. : “Brooklyn Painters”
     Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX : “Mark-Making : Dots, Lines and Curves”
     Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : “Cream, no Sugar”
     Dieu Donné, New York, NY : “Mindscapes- Karen Margolis & Daniel Zeller”
     Herter Art Gallery, Amherst, MA : “Sight Mapping”
     Exit Art, New York, NY : “The Labyrinth Wall”
2008 Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA : “another damned Drawing Show”
     Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria : “Landscope”
     DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA : “Drawn to Detail”
     Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX : “Summer Show 2008”
     Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA : “Pierogi et al”
     Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : “Apocalyptic Summer”
     Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France : “Landscope”
     Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ : “Midnight Full of Stars”
     g-module, Paris, France : “g-salon: a group show”
2007 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY : “On Line”
     Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA : “Twenty-Twenty”
     American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, TN : “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science”
     Pluto, Brooklyn, NY : “More Possible Moves Than In Chess”
     Curator’s Office, Washington, DC : “Three Part Harmony: Definition, Delicacy,
     and Detail in Drawing”
     Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY: “(Un)Natural Selection”
     g-module, Paris, France : “Double-Edged Abstraction”
     Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX : “Monumental Drawings”
     Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY : “Drawn to the Edge”
2006 Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY : “Twice Drawn”
     Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA : “Light in August”
     Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA : “Block Party”
     Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : “Factitious”
     Pierogi Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany : “Inaugural Group Exhibition”
     New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS), New York, NY : “Paramnesiac Landscape”
     Student Union Gallery, UMass, Amherst, MA : “Selected Fine Arts Alumni”
     Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY : “Fine Line”
     Exit Art, New York, NY : “The Studio Visit”
     Gathering of the Tribes, New York, NY : “Artists from Rumbo”
2005 Zito Studio Gallery, New York, NY : “Sideways View with Ear to the Ground”
     Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL : “The Bermuda Triangle”
     Völcker & Freunde, Berlin, Germany : “American Obsessive Drawing”
     Pablo’s Birthday, New York, NY : “Multiple Partners”
     New York Center for Art & Media Studies (NYCAMS), New York, NY : “Compulsive Imagination”
     Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA : “Radical Vaudeville”
     Archibald Arts, New York, NY : “Begging a Proper Donnybrook”
     P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY : “Greater New York 2005”
     Michel Soskine Inc., Madrid, Spain : “De Balthus a Zeller”
     SAFN Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland : “SAFN in Collaboration wth Pierogi”
     Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA : “On Paper”
     g-module, Paris, France : “Happy Birthday to Me”
2004 Exit Art, New York, NY : “The Print Show”
     New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY : "Sixth Annual Altoids Collection"
     Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA : "Pencil Me In"
     Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL : "Phantom Limb"
     Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA : "Pickup Lines"
     Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : "Vacation Nation"
     Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA : "Finesse"
     Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY: "Mindscape"
     Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY : "Uncharted Territory: Subjective Mapping
     by Artists and Cartographers"
     Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA : "Radial Gradient"
     The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2003 Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY : "Big Cry Baby"
     Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR :
     "Artists and Maps: Cartography as a Means of Knowing"
     Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA : "The New Topography"
     Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY : "Online"
     Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY : "High & Inside"
     Pavel Zoubok, Inc., New York, NY : "Obsessive Pleasures"
     Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA : "Pierogi Presents"
     Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY : "The Incredible Lightness Of Being"
2002 Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY : "Locations"
     Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA : "Need to Know Basis"
     Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY : "Boiled or Fried"
     g-module, Paris, France : "Déjà Vu"
     Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA : "On Paper"
     Wythe Studio, Brooklyn, NY : "Selection 1, Made in Brooklyn"
     James Graham & Sons, New York, NY : "Cascade of Scales"
2001 Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York, NY : "Lost In Space"
     Student Union Gallery, UMass, Amherst, MA : "7 UMass Alumni"
     Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY : “Something Felt”
     g-module, Paris, France : "Drawing (Selected)"
     Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR : "National Drawing Invitational"
2000 John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI : "Blurry Lines"
     123 Watts Gallery, New York, NY : "Microwave II"
     Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY : "Wunderkammer: Wonderworks"
     Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY : "Back to Nature"
     d.u.m.b.o. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY : "Bridges"
     Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY : "The End"
1999 Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY : "Monumental Drawings"
     Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY : "Size Matters"
     Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY : "Familiar Strangers"
     Cornell University, Weill Medical College, New York, NY : "Environments"
1998 Jorgensen Gallery, New York, NY : "2nd Annual Portrait Show"
     Perrelli Fine Art & Design, Baltimore, MD : "The Wide Open Show"
     Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY : "Into Focus/ Art on Science"
     Jenn Joy Gallery, San Francisco, CA : "intro"
     Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY : "Wild"
1997 Two Sculptors, Inc., New York, NY : "First Annual"
     a+a company, New York, NY : "Spring Collection"
     Freedom Gallery, Westport, CT : "Benefit: 'Operation Hope' "
1995 450 Gallery, New York, NY : "30 Pieces" 
     68 Jay, Brooklyn, NY : "Art From the Other Side", May.
1994 Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH : "Fever"
1992 Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY : "Fever"
     Artists Space/Four Walls, New York, NY : "Unrealized Projects"

AWARDS & HONORS 
2007  Civitella Ranieri fellowship.

2005  Artist Pension Trust.
2001  Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

EDUCATION 
1993 MFA Sculpture University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

1988 BFA Sculpture University of Connecticut, Storrs.

BIBLIOGRAPHY and PUBLICATIONS
2013 Von Messling, Christina. “Daniel Zeller : Based on a True Story at Pierogi”,
     studiovisit.com, June 21(illus).
2010 Ollman, Leah. “Getting lost in intricate doodles”, Los Angeles Times,
     February 5, 2010.
     Bennett, Steve. “Drawings as ‘finished’ artwork”, San Antonio Express, January 29.
     “UTSA presents art exhibit representing range of drawing styles”, UTSA Today,
     Jan 14, 2010.
2008 Pearse, Emma. “Artist Daniel Zeller’s Drawings Are Whatever You Want Them To Be”,
     New York Magazine, May 7, 2008, nymag.com. 
     Kim, Joanne. “Daniel Zeller at Pierogi Brooklyn”, White Hot Magazine, July.
     Maldonado, Guitemie. “Landscope: Landscape and Contemporary Drawing- Dan Zeller,
     Black Jack Editions, June, 2008, pp. 86-88; p. 92 (illus).
2007 Jeffry Cudlin, “Three Part Harmony: Definition, Delicacy, and Detail in Drawing”,
     The Washington City Paper, June 8.
     Chris, Bors. “Report from Paris”, artnet Magazine, March.
     Ollman, Leah. “Unlikely Survivors In A Mean City”, Los Angeles Times, June 1, E24.
     Goddard, Dan R. “Works Start Small and Then Grow”, The San Antonio Express-News,
     April 25.
     Goddard, Dan R. The San Antonio Express-News, April 1.
2006 Bailly, Bérnicé. “La Terre Imaginaire de Dan Zeller”, Le Monde, November 11, p.28.
     Filomena, Borecká. “Vzdusná scénografie a supermarkety”, A2 kulturní týdeník,
     December, p. 12-13 (image).
     Miller, Leigh Anne. “Daniel Zeller at Pierogi”, Art in America, March 2006,
     pp.155-156.
     Dubois, Jean-Marie. “Daniel Zeller/Alan Wiener”, Paris Capitale, November, p.148.
     “Daniel Zeller”, Arte Y Parte, No. 63, June-July 2006, p.107.
     “’Dibujos’, el trazo intelligente y minucioso de Daniel Zeller”, Tu Eliges, 26,
     June-July 2006, p.16.
     Cerbini, Lorenza. “Dan Zeller, Paesaggi al Microscopio”, Arte, #393, May 2006, p.77.
2005 Murison, Jason. “Daniel Zeller”, The Brooklyn Rail, December 2005–January 2006, p.23.
     Johnson, Ken. “Daniel Zeller at Pierogi”, The New York Times, November 4. p.E30.
     “Daniel Zeller”, The New Yorker, November 14, 2005, p.24.
     MacAdam, Barbara A. “Daniel Zeller”, Vitamin D, New Perspectives in Drawing,
     pp.332-335, Phaidon Press Limited.
     Kantor, Jordan. “Drawing from the Modern: After the Endgames”, Drawing from the Modern, 
     1975–2005, pp.47, 187. The Museum of Modern Art.
     Meister, Sarah Hermanson. “Daniel Zeller”, Greater New York, p.364. PS1 Contemporary Art,
     Center in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art.
     Dailey, Meghan. “Portfolio: Contemporary Drawings”, Art + Auction, November, pp.164-166.
     Baker, Kenneth. “Radial Gradient”, Artnews, Vol.104/#2, February 2005, p.142.
     Volk, Gregory. “Seven Paragraphs For Daniel Zeller”, Catalogue essay,
     New York: Pierogi Press, 2005, pp.4,6,8.
     Schalhorn, Andreas. “Hybridization of Figure and Ornament”, American Obsessive Drawing,
     Völcker & Freunde, 2005.
2004 Cook, Xerxes. “Dan’s World”, Tank, Vol. 3, Issue 10, pp.100–105 (illus).
     Mine, Molly. “Dan Zeller”, Paris Capitale, #97, May 15–June 16, 2004, p.177.
     Gagnon, Adrienne. “Linear Thinking”, SF Weekly, July 21–27, 2004, p.10.
     Baker, Kenneth. “Technology expands the notion of drawing”, San Francisco Chronicle, 
     July 10, 2004, p.E1.
     Yau, John. “Intricate Worlds”, Art on Paper, March/April 2004, Vol. 8, #4.
pp.40-41.
     MacAdam, Barbara A. “Daniel Zeller: Pierogi”, Artnews, Vol. 103/#3, March 2004, p.134.

2003 “Daniel Zeller”, The New Yorker, December 15, 2003, p.26.       
     Cotter, Holland. “Daniel Zeller at Pierogi”, The New York Times, December 19, p.E40.
     Richard, Frances. “Chaos Writes An Alias For Order: Daniel Zeller’s Maps of the World”,
     Daniel Zeller, Catalogue essay, Pierogi Press: New York, pp.36-38.
     Row, D.K. “Attitudes about Latitudes”, The Oregonian, September 30, p. E1 + E3.
     Hill, Joe. “Online, (Reviews: New York: Feigen Contemporary)”, Contemporary,
     No.56. p.73.
     Schmerler, Sarah. “Seeing Brooklyn in the Details”, Art on Paper, Vol.7, No.7,
     May–June 2003, pp. 48-51 illus.).
     Tully, Judd. “High and Inside”, (Exhibition catalog, essay w/ illustrations)
     Marlborough Gallery, NY, 2003.
2001 Cotter, Holland. “Daniel Zeller”, The New York Times, April 13, 2001, p.E31.
     MacAdam, Barbara A. “The Micro Wave”, Artnews, Vol. 100/ #4, April, 2001, pp.130-133.
     Wolfe, Townsend. National Drawing Invitational (Ex.catalog essay w/illustrations)
     Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK, 2001.
     Hammons, David. “Valve I”, A Gathering of the Tribes, art editor, Issue 9,
     p.100 (illus).
2000 “Parasite”, Pierogi Press, eds. Susan J. Swenson & Joe Amrhein, Vol. 6, Fall 2000, 
     p.27 (illus).
     Cotter, Holland. “Kim Kimball ‘Enthusiasm’”, The New York Times, September 22,
     2000, p.E33.
     Gilman-Sevcik, Frantiska and Tim. “Bridges; D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, New York,” Flash Art,
     Vol. XXXIII, No. 213, Summer 2000, p.70.
     Ballengée, Brandon. “Daniel Zeller: a&a company”, Adam Ross: Caren Golden Fine Art,
     Zing Magazine, Issue 11, Vol. 3, Winter 2000, p.252 (illustration).
1999 “Regulator”, Pierogi Press, eds. Susan J. Swenson & Joe Amrhein, Vol. 4, fall 1999,
     p.57 (illus).   
     “Monumental Drawings,” NY Arts, September 1999 (illus).
1998 Klein, Adrienne. “Into Focus/ Art on Science”, (Catalog essay w/illustration).
     Union College, Schenectady, NY, 1998.
     Turner, Grady T. “Wild,” NY Arts, March–April, 1998, pp.36-37 (illus).

COLLECTIONS
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Altoid's Curiously Strong Collection, New York, NY.
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK.
Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, NJ.
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
JP Morgan/Chase, New York, NY.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York, NY.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
NASA, Washington, DC.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Pfizer Inc, New York, NY.
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH.
Vision Consulting Inc, New York, NY.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
West Collection, Oaks, PA.