Kasarian Dane

Birdsong Professor in the Arts, Associate Professor Art and Art History Department
Kasarian Dane

Kasarian Dane received his BFA summa cum laude in painting from the University of Minnesota in 1995 and his MFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. Known for his reductive paintings on aluminum that investigate the complexities of color and surface, he has shown his paintings nationally in places such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Minneapolis, and internationally in London, England, Munich, Germany and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Recent exhibitions include Original Six (solo) in Grand Rapids, MI, TRANS in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA, and the 62nd Exhibition of Central New York Artists at the Munson William Proctor Institute in Utica, NY. His 2007 solo exhibition at Rowland Contemporary in Chicago was reviewed by James Yood in Art forum. Dane lives and works in northern New York where he teaches painting at St. Lawrence University.

Artwork Portfolio

BFA, University of Minnesota MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Current professional research/studio interests
Painting, reductive, on aluminum

Recent publications/conferences/exhibitions  
2010 Touch, Paris Concret, Paris, France (Fall 2010)
62nd Exhibition of Central New York Artists, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY (catalog)
2009 Original Six: Kasarian Dane, (106) South Division, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI TRANS: Color/Form, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
TRANS: FORMAL, Pharmaka, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
Color Works, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY
2008 Biennial, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
2007 TRANS: ABSTRACTION, Weltraum Gallery, Munich, Germany (catalog)

Classes taught
FA 229/230/329 Painting I, II, III
FA248 Interaction of Color (special topics course)
FA231 Drawing
FA 121 Intro to Studio Art
FRPG 189 Visual Culture

Personal interests   
My kids!

Favorite quote
"To fall into colour is to run out of words.” David Batchelor, Chromophobia (85)

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