Daniel Wiener, who received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012, grew up in Los Angeles but has lived in NYC for 36 years. A professional artist since 1977, Daniel’s first show was at the Stephen Wirtz gallery in San Francisco, held shortly after his graduation from University of California at Berkeley. In 1982 Daniel was awarded a fellowship for an unusually long stay at Yaddo, which inspired his exodus to the East Coast.
While in residence, Daniel carved drawings into clay tablets and made rubber molds from them to be used to produce colorful reliefs halfway between drawings and 3D sculpture scheduled for exhibit in a one-person show at Lesley Heller Workspace in 2019.
Daniel’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both group and one-person shows, notably at Bravin/Post Lee Gallery in New York and Acme Gallery in LA. Though he is known primarily for his intense and viscerally-arresting sculptures, Daniel also works in watercolors, pen and ink drawings, and animations. Recently, he has been included in numerous group shows, including Mac @ 20 at McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Texas, and the BRIC Biennial in Brooklyn. Daniel is affiliated with Lesley Heller Workspace, where, in addition to his upcoming show, he had a one-person exhibition in spring of 2015 and just completed a two-person show at Studio 10 in Bushwick. Additionally, he was part of a two-person show at Automat in Philadelphia in 2017 as well as an exhibit of paper-pulp pieces at Dieu Donne in Brooklyn.