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Stephen Daly
updated: 07/24/2009
website: www.daly-studio.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Speaker
Speaker [detail]
4/7/08 Letter
Channeling Nature
Circulation
King and Queen
King and Queen [detail]
Observatory
Pink Pot (Structuralist)
Poet Working (Under the Skin)
Scripted
Scripted [detail]
Signals
Synchronicity
Synchronicity [detail]
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, collage, figurative, humor, language, nature, narrative, psychological, surreal
 
 
Speaker by Stephen Daly
Speaker
ink + watercolor on paper, dye on cast aluminum, enamel on aluminum
2000
77 1/2" x  101 1/2"  x 15" 
Speaker [detail] by Stephen Daly
Speaker [detail]
ink + watercolor on paper, dye on cast aluminum, enamel on aluminum
2000
77 1/2" x  101 1/2"  x 15" 
4/7/08 Letter by Stephen Daly
4/7/08 Letter
ink + watercolor on paper
2008
17 " x  11 " 
Channeling Nature by Stephen Daly
Channeling Nature
ink + watercolor on paper, collage
2007
30 1/4 " x  44 1/2 " 
Circulation by Stephen Daly
Circulation
ink + watercolor on paper, collage
2008
22 1/2 " x  30 " 
King and Queen by Stephen Daly
King and Queen
ink + watercolor on paper
2009
48 " x  64 " 
King and Queen [detail] by Stephen Daly
King and Queen [detail]
ink + watercolor on paper
2009
48 " x  64 " 
Observatory by Stephen Daly
Observatory
ink on paper
2008
30 " x  22 1/2 " 
Pink Pot (Structuralist) by Stephen Daly
Pink Pot (Structuralist)
ink + watercolor on paper, collage
2008
15 1/2 " x  12 " 
Poet Working (Under the Skin) by Stephen Daly
Poet Working (Under the Skin)
ink on paper
2008
19 3/4 " x  19 3/4 " 
Scripted by Stephen Daly
Scripted
ink + watercolor on paper
2008
66 3/4 " x  29 1/4 " 
Scripted [detail] by Stephen Daly
Scripted [detail]
ink + watercolor on paper
2008
66 3/4 " x  29 1/4 " 
Signals by Stephen Daly
Signals
ink on paper
2009
48 " x  72 " 
Synchronicity by Stephen Daly
Synchronicity
ink on paper, cast aluminum, enamel on aluminum
2002
64" x  51 1/2"  x 12 1/2" 
Synchronicity [detail] by Stephen Daly
Synchronicity [detail]
ink on paper, cast aluminum, enamel on aluminum
2002
64" x  51 1/2"  x 12 1/2" 

Artist Statement
For me, drawing and works on paper involve an effort to reach a strong visual presence that communicates an idea or issue offering multiple interpretations. Formal development is usually complimented by a new challenge in context, material, or scale. Overtime, the work has evolved from strictly two-dimensional drawings to works on paper that incorporate sculptural elements. I enjoy the static and physical nature of sculpture in combination with the gesture, immediacy, and atmosphere possible in drawing.

Content is usually socially-oriented and probes the ways in which we communicate with one another or with nature. The sensate aspect of communication is explored by investigating how we see, hear, think, or wonder, and titles are used to initiate a questioning process in the spectator’s mind. A sardonic humor is often evident in pieces, intended to undermine pretense and bring some levity to the viewer’s experience. Large and small elements are combined in what is sometimes a field of particles, and geometric, abstract, and symbolic forms illuminate bits of information that may collectively bring the spectator toward the intended point, an emotional condition, or a level of visual satisfaction.

Through these efforts, my goal is to ultimately embed the imagery of the work in the memory of its viewer.

Artist Bio / CV

Grants + Fellowships

University Research Institute, FRA
/ University of Texas at Austin/ 1995 and 2000

Milam Centennial Fellowship
/ College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin/ 1990 - 1991

Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in Sculpture
/ Tiffany Foundation, New York City/ 1977 - 1978

Prix de Rome
/ American Academy in Rome/ September 1973 - August 1975


Solo Exhibitions

2008 Drawing and Sculpture William Campbell Contemporary Art/ Fort Worth, Texas

2002 William Campbell Contemporary Art/ Fort Worth, Texas (also in 1993 and 1989)

2002 La Universidad Politécnica de Valencia/ Spain (retrospective with catalogue)

1991 Hooks-Epstein Galleries/ Houston, Texas

1988 McNay Art Museum/ San Antonio, Texas (catalogue)


Invitational + Competitive Exhibitions

2009 Peoples Gallery Exhibition, Austin City Hall, Austin, Texas (curated by Jean Graham, AIPP coordinator; piece on loan to City Hall 2009-2010)

2008 El Paseo Sculpture Invitational, Palm Desert, California

2008 Hunting Art Prize Exhibition, Decorative Center, Houston, Texas (exhibition of artists short-listed for Prize) 

2007 A Way With Words, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas (curated by Clint Willour)

2007 McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana (curated by Anne Tucker and Clint Willour) 

2006 FAT (Fusion of Art and Technology)/ Conley Gallery, California State University, Fresno

2006 Signals From/About Central Europe II/ Central European Cultural Institute, Budapest, Hungary

2006 Group Invitational, Budapest Artist Residency/ Keki Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2005 Blue Star 20/ Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas

2005 Three Dimensions/ William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado (with Lawrence Argent and Mary Bates Neubauer)

2004 Encounters/ Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas (with Richard Thompson)

2004 Texas Uprising: Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture/ Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas

2003 Texas Outside the Lines/ Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania

2003 43rd Annual Artist Invitational/ Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas