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Biography

Dan Walsh (b. 1960, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a painter, printmaker, bookmaker, and sculptor.  Rooted in a meditative geometry, his work explores the boundaries of abstraction through subtly irregular shapes, inconstant lines and a pervasive wit. Walsh’s work has been exhibited in venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum, New York; the Centre national d’art contemporain, Nice; The Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum, Providence; and The Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland. He has also been included in the Ljubljiana Biennial, Slovenia, the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, France, and the Whitney Biennial (2014). In 2019, his work was the subject of a 10-year retrospective at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht. He is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Jumex Collection, Mexico City; and the Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain in Geneva, among other institutions.

Selected Works

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Dan Walsh Expo I, 2018 acrylic on canvas ​96 x 96 in. (243.8 x 243.8 cm)

Dan Walsh
Expo I, 2018
acrylic on canvas
96 x 96 in. (243.8 x 243.8 cm)

Dan Walsh Sequence, 2019 acrylic on canvas 55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh
Sequence, 2019
acrylic on canvas
55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh Channel, 2020 acrylic on canvas 55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh
Channel, 2020
acrylic on canvas
55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh Iwano D, 2015 ink on Kozo paper 39 x 40 inches (99.1 x 101.6 cm)

Dan Walsh
Iwano D, 2015
ink on Kozo paper
39 x 40 inches (99.1 x 101.6 cm)

Dan Walsh Prime, 2020 acrylic on canvas 55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh
Prime, 2020
acrylic on canvas
55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh MP-A, 2018 watercolor on Magnani Portofino paper 18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)

Dan Walsh
MP-A, 2018
watercolor on Magnani Portofino paper
18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)

Dan Walsh Blotter H, 2015 ink on Neenah blotter paper image: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm); frame: 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (57.2 x 57.2 x 3.8 cm)

Dan Walsh
Blotter H, 2015
ink on Neenah blotter paper
image: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm); frame: 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (57.2 x 57.2 x 3.8 cm)

Dan Walsh Lift, 2016 acrylic on canvas 55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh
Lift, 2016
acrylic on canvas
55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh Outlook, 1994 acrylic on canvas ​60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

Dan Walsh
Outlook, 1994
acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

Dan Walsh Lower Tiers, 2007 silkscreen 10 3/4 x 14 in. (27.3 x 35.6 cm) Edition of 50, 10 APs ​Publisher: Moody Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Dan Walsh
Lower Tiers, 2007
silkscreen
10 3/4 x 14 in. (27.3 x 35.6 cm)
Edition of 50, 10 APs
Publisher: Moody Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Dan Walsh Yellow Diptych II, 2010, marker and pencil on hand cut Zerkall paper 11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (29.5 x 29.5 cm), Edition of 10, 1 AP

Dan Walsh
Yellow Diptych II, 2010,
marker and pencil on hand cut Zerkall paper
11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (29.5 x 29.5 cm), Edition of 10, 1 AP

Dan Walsh Textilene, 2008 textilene 13 x 12 3/4 in. (33 x 32.4 cm) Edition of 30, 2 APs

Dan Walsh
Textilene, 2008
textilene
13 x 12 3/4 in. (33 x 32.4 cm)
Edition of 30, 2 APs

Dan Walsh Expo I, 2018 acrylic on canvas ​96 x 96 in. (243.8 x 243.8 cm)

Dan Walsh
Expo I, 2018
acrylic on canvas
96 x 96 in. (243.8 x 243.8 cm)

Dan Walsh Sequence, 2019 acrylic on canvas 55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh
Sequence, 2019
acrylic on canvas
55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh Channel, 2020 acrylic on canvas 55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh
Channel, 2020
acrylic on canvas
55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh Iwano D, 2015 ink on Kozo paper 39 x 40 inches (99.1 x 101.6 cm)

Dan Walsh
Iwano D, 2015
ink on Kozo paper
39 x 40 inches (99.1 x 101.6 cm)

Dan Walsh Prime, 2020 acrylic on canvas 55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh
Prime, 2020
acrylic on canvas
55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh MP-A, 2018 watercolor on Magnani Portofino paper 18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)

Dan Walsh
MP-A, 2018
watercolor on Magnani Portofino paper
18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)

Dan Walsh Blotter H, 2015 ink on Neenah blotter paper image: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm); frame: 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (57.2 x 57.2 x 3.8 cm)

Dan Walsh
Blotter H, 2015
ink on Neenah blotter paper
image: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm); frame: 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (57.2 x 57.2 x 3.8 cm)

Dan Walsh Lift, 2016 acrylic on canvas 55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh
Lift, 2016
acrylic on canvas
55 x 55 in. (139.7 x 139.7 cm)

Dan Walsh Outlook, 1994 acrylic on canvas ​60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

Dan Walsh
Outlook, 1994
acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

Dan Walsh Lower Tiers, 2007 silkscreen 10 3/4 x 14 in. (27.3 x 35.6 cm) Edition of 50, 10 APs ​Publisher: Moody Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Dan Walsh
Lower Tiers, 2007
silkscreen
10 3/4 x 14 in. (27.3 x 35.6 cm)
Edition of 50, 10 APs
Publisher: Moody Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Dan Walsh Yellow Diptych II, 2010, marker and pencil on hand cut Zerkall paper 11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (29.5 x 29.5 cm), Edition of 10, 1 AP

Dan Walsh
Yellow Diptych II, 2010,
marker and pencil on hand cut Zerkall paper
11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (29.5 x 29.5 cm), Edition of 10, 1 AP

Dan Walsh Textilene, 2008 textilene 13 x 12 3/4 in. (33 x 32.4 cm) Edition of 30, 2 APs

Dan Walsh
Textilene, 2008
textilene
13 x 12 3/4 in. (33 x 32.4 cm)
Edition of 30, 2 APs