Visiting Professor of Art
Division of the Arts
For 20 years, Daniel Duford has woven visual narratives — stories that flow through large paintings, graphic novels, installations and figurative sculpture. His work is born from the mythic and political history of North America.He is a 2010 Hallie Ford Fellow and 2019 Guggenheim Fellow. His most recent workJohn Brown’s Vision on the Scaffold is a further meditation on American history. The paintings, drawings, and essays promiscuously move from deep tree time to future visions. The watercolor portraits were sharpened during a 2018 residency at MacDowell. The exhibition John Brown’s Vision on the Scaffold was shown in 2020 at The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU and The Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon. The catalog includes an essay by poet Cyrus Cassells. His curatorial projects include the 2012 exhibition Fighting Men: Leon Golub, Jack Kirby, Peter Voulkos (2012) at the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College and An Earth Song, A Body Song: Figures with Landscapes. Works from the Permanent Collection (2020) at Orange County Museum of Art. He holds a BFA from the University of New Mexico.