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Linda Daniels - Artists - GAVLAK

The artist with her work, Violet Red with White (2019) at GAVLAK Los Angeles.

Lives and works in Lompoc, California

Linda Daniels received her B.F.A. from the California College of the Arts in December 1975. Her work was first professionally exhibited in a group exhibition in 1981 at the University Art Museum Santa Barbara California. From 1981 to 1983, Daniel's work was included in group exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Santa Barbara.
In 1984, Daniels moved to New York City. The artist's first solo exhibition there was in 1988 at fiction/nonfiction gallery. She has subsequently had solo exhibitions in New York City in 1989, 1991, 1993, 2001, 2002 and 2009. From 1984 to present, Daniels's work was included in numerous group exhibitions in New York City and Los Angeles. Linda Daniels's art has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Artforum International, Arts Magazine and Art in America. In 1991 she received a Fellowship in Painting from the National Endowment for the Arts.



1975      B.F.A., California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA


2009      A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, New York
, NY

2001      Large Drawing With Ornamentation, Art Resources Transfer, Inc., New York,

1993      Jose Freire Fine Art, New York
, NY

1991      fiction/nonfiction, New York
, NY

1989      fiction/nonfiction, New York
, NY

1988      fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY


2017       Disorderly Construct, The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA 

2015       Ulterior Motif, curated by Naomi Cohn, The Painting Center, New York,
              NY (catalogue) 

2000       Linda Daniels and Tamara Gonzales: A Few of My Favorite Things, Cheryl
               Pelavin Fine Art, New York, NY
               Paintland, curated by Terry R. Myers, Schmidt Contemporary Art and Lemon
               Sky: a project space, Los Angeles, CA

1999       Summer Pleasures, Qualita Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV 

1996       Strappy Sandals and Skinny Belts: The Hyperfeminine Position in
, curated by Sue Spaid, Murray Feldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1995       Strappy Sandals and Skinny Belts: The Hyperfeminine Position in
 curated by Sue Spaid, 
               The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA
               The Joy of Painting, Here, New York, NY 
               Pleasant Pebble, curated by Mary Jones and Janice Krasnow, The Work
               Space, New York, NY

1994        Hunk, Jose Freire Fine Art, New York, NY 
                Sourball, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1992        Bedroom Pictures, curated by Terry R. Myers, Asher/Faure Gallery, Los
                Angeles, CA (catalogue) 
                There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, curated by Terry R. Myers, Amy
                 Lipton, New York, NY 
1991        Group Exhibition, fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY  

1990        Building Beliefs: Paintings by Linda Daniels, Marilyn Lerner and Linda
 curated by Terry R. Myers,
                Coup de Grace Gallery, New York, NY
                Gallery Selections
, fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY

1989         Invitational with Gallery Artists
, fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY

1988         Split Plane, fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY

1988         Invitational, 
John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1987         Linda Daniels, Robert Feintuch and Stephen Westfall, fiction/nonfiction,
                 New York, NY
                 Rigor, curated by Stephen Westfall, John Good Gallery, New York, NY

1985         The Non-Objective World, alternative space, New York, NY

1984         Small Works: New Abstract Painting, curated by Tom Hudspeth and Ron
                 Janowich, Lafayette and Muhlenberg
                 Colleges, Pennsylvania, PA (catalogue) 

1983         Newcomers: 1983, 
Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                 Of This Time, Of That Place, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, British
                 Columbia, Canada

1982         Santa Barbara Artists, alternative space, (under the auspices of the San
                 Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
                 SFMoMA), San Francisco, CA
                 The Santa Barbara Show, curated by Marcia Tucker, University Art
                  Museum, Santa Barbara, California, CA 


2015         William J. Simmons, Ulterior Motif (exh. cat.), The Painting Center, New
                 York (with illustration). 

2009         Joe Fyfe, "Linda Daniels", Pic of the Day,, May 23, 2009
                  (with illustration). 

2000         Ken Johnson, “Linda Daniels and Tamara Gonzales: A Few of My Favorite
                 Things,” New York Times, Aug. 11, p. E35. 

1993         Jenifer P. Borum, “Linda Daniels”, Artforum, October, p. 94 (with
                 Terry R. Myers, “Linda Daniels”, Lapiz, May, p. 28 (with illustration). 
                 David Pagel, “Painting’s Make-Up”, essay for the exhibition at Jose Freire
                  Fine Art, New York City, February. 
                 Carmine Iannaccone, “Bedroom Pictures,” Art issues., January/February, p.

1992         David Pagel, “Bedroom Pictures,” Los Angeles Times, November 19, p. F-
                 Terry R. Myers, “Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bedroom Picture?,” in
                 Bedroom Pictures (exh. cat.), Asher/Faure,
                 Los Angeles (with illustration). 
                 Robert Mahoney, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out,” Arts Magazine,
                 April, p. 91. 
1991         Shirley Kaneda, “Painting and Its Others: In the Realm of The Feminine,”
                Arts Magazine, Summer, pp. 58-64.
                 Reprinted in Terry R. Myers, ed., Painting: Documents of Contemporary Art,
                Whitechapel Gallery, London, and
                 The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2011, pp. 72-80. 
                 Alisa Tager, “Colors”, Lapiz, no. 80, pp. 62-65.

1990         Peggy Cyphers, “Linda Daniels,” Arts Magazine, February, pp. 99-100. 
                 Terry R. Myers, “Linda Daniels,” Tema Celeste, January-February, pp. 68-69
                 (with illustration). 

1988         Stephen Westfall, “Linda Daniels,” Art in America, June, pp. 164-65 (with
                 Calvin Reid, “Linda Daniels,” 108: A Review, January-February, p. 3.

1984         William Zimmer, "Can small works carry it off?,” in Small Works: New
                  Abstract Painting
(exh. cat.), 
                 Lafayette and Muhlenberg Colleges, Pennsylvania (with illustration).

1983         Suzanne Muchnic, “Promising ‘Newcomers’ at Muni,” Los Angeles Times,
                 July 31, p. 80- 81. 
                 Marlene Donahue, “A Diverse Group,” Artweek, 13, p. 5.

1981         Robert McDonald, “Marcia Tucker Selects,” Artweek, July 20, p. 16. 
                 William Wilson, “New Wave Gets Its Foot On The Shore,” Los Angeles
, July 12, p. 80-81. 


1991         The National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting 

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