Dan Walsh Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Dan Walsh
Red Diptych II


acrylic on canvas

Overall dimensions: 182.9 x 370.8 cm
Dan Walsh’s large scale paintings exude a quirky brand of minimalism. In Red Diptych II Walsh presents two canvases of grid patterns contrived of the same palette: the left panel comprised of solid blocks, the right of concentric tiles. Using the multiplicity of this geometric form, Walsh’s paintings construct a phantasmal architecture: their componentised repetition suggests infinite expansion, each square mesmerising with the hypnotising glow of electric transmission. Creating optical illusions of gravity and weightlessness, Walsh’s paired canvases alternate in their perspectival deception as their flat surfaces appear to advance and recede simultaneously.
Dan Walsh


acrylic on canvas

177.8 x 177.8 cm

Dan Walsh’s work resounds with an understated authority. Painted with a pristine delicacy, Walsh’s Arrangement uses the solidity of the chequered composition to create an abstracted sense of space. Divided by a liminal grid of translucent dark lines, his squares are bordered with concentrated bands of intense warm colour, weighted at their bases with striations of steely blue. Rendered by hand, Walsh’s geometric composition waivers with faint imperfection: Seemingly straight edges subtly bow and warp with undulating movement, creating a tessellated field of reverberant disorientation.

Dan Walsh


acrylic on canvas

139.7 x 228.6 cm

Rendered in brown, black, and white, the patterning in Walsh’s Auditorium is reminiscent of ancient Grecian pottery in its colouration and geometric motifs, and the bands around the edges give the effect of an architectural floor plan with the linear borders and rounded rectangles suggesting stairs and columns or chambers. Walsh uses the authority of these classical references to engage with ideas of visual purity. Painted entirely freehand, without the use of a ruler or masking tape, the graphic perfection of his composition is conceived as subjective perception, as the asymmetrical layout defies spatial logic and the subtle idiosyncrasies of Walsh’s brush marks infuse design archetype with the friability of human negotiation.

Dan Walsh's Biography

Dan Walsh
Born in 1960, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lives and works in New York


Dan Walsh, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
CATALOG – A Dan Walsh Survey, Christophe Daviet-Thery: Livres dʼartistes et editions, Paris, France
Dan Walsh: Days and Nights, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Dan Walsh, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
Print Publishers Spotlight: Pace Prints recent publications with Dan Walsh, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Recent Painting, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Dan Walsh, Libres and Obra Sobre Paper, Raina Lupa Galeria, Barcelona, Spain

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dan Walsh, Lars Wolter, The Suburban, Chicago, IL
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Pace Prints, New York, NY

Dan Walsh/ Jeremy Dickinson, Renos Xippas Gallery, Paris, France
Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain

Recent Paintings, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Slewe Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Sentence, Mario Diacono at ARS Libri, Boston, MA

Paolo Curti / Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co., Milan, Italy
Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
Prints and Books, 192 Books, New York, NY

New Paintings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings and Works on Paper, Slewe Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Centre dʼArt Contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, France
Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland
Neue Bilder,Galerie S65, Cologne, Germany

Recycling, livres et estampes 1995 – 2002, Cabinet des estampes du Musée dʼart et dʼhistoire/ Musée dʼArt Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland,
Dan Walsh and Peter Young, Hazmat Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, Arizona
Paul Morrison, Dan Walsh, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Dan Walsh, Olivier Mosset, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

Forefront 37, Forefront Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
New Paintings and Wallwork, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Switzerland

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Reception, Petra Bungert Projects, Brussels, Belgium
Project / Event, Rampe 003, Berlin, Germany
Barbara Flynn Gallery, Sydney, Australia (Fall 1999)

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Vista, Petra Bungert Gallery, New York
Post Production – Dan Walsh et Editions Forde, Forde, Espace dʼart Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (1996 – 97)

Bilder, Galerie Béla Jarzyk, Cologne, Germany

Paintings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

Paintings, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland

Galerie Ludwig, Krefeld, Germany

Rubenstein/ Diacono, (two person exhibition with Scott Grodesky), New York, NY

Paintings,” Daniel Newburg Gallery, Project Room, New York, NY


Re.volver, Xippas Arte Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Aida Kazarian, Bernard Villers, Dan Walsh, La Galerie Guy Ledune, Brussels, Belgium
New Editions with Tara Donovan, Robert Ryman, Robert Mangold, and Dan Walsh, Pace Prints, New York, NY
25 Jahre Galerie Tschudi, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
No Barrier Fun, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, curated by Bob Nickas, Jose Martos
Gallery, Sagaponack, NY
Once Removed, curated by Daniel Sturgis, The Apartment, Athens, Greece
With Your Eyes Only, Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels, Belgium
Abstract Vision 2010,Art + Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
If My Soul Had a Shape, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Composite Visions, Centre DʼArt Neuchatel (CAN), Neuchâtel, Switzerland
With Your Eyes Only, Kunstverein Medlenturn, Graz, Austria
Spatial Dimensions, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

Spatial Dimensions, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Portrait de lʼartiste en motocycliste, Magasin-CNAC, Grenoble, France
With your eyes Only, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria
NY Art Book Fair, P.S.1/Printed Matter, INC., Long Island City, NY
Why painting now? BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Genève, Switzerland
Cave Painting, organized by Bob Nickas, Greshamʼs Ghost, New York, NY
Drawing Gifts 2009: 6th Annual Benefit Auction for the Drawing Center,” New York, NY
Transitions: Painting at the (other) end of art, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy,sponsored by Max Mara
Blue, Curated by John Zinsser, James Graham and Sons, New York, NY
Absract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Weight Watchers Xippas Gallery, Paris, France
Counterpoints, Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Sehnsucht (Aspiration) Curated by Georges Armaos, Light & Sie, Dallas, TX
What Time is It? curated by Agata Jastrzabeck, Hedah, Maastricht
My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, curated by Petra Bungert, CCNOA, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney, Australia
My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, curated by Petra Bungert, CCNOA, The physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
Déformalismes, curated by Vincent Pécoil, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Four New Projects, Collaboration with Lars Wolter, The Suburban, Chicago, IL
Revisited, curated by Dan Walsh, La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France

Works on Paper, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Still Life and Kicking, A collaboration with Vogue magazine, curated by Dodie Kazanjian, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY Pas de soucis…, curated by Petra Bungert, Non Objectif Sud 07, Tulette, France
Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction,organized by Bob NIckas, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich, Switzerland
Minimalpop, Arti en Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England
Half Square, Half Crazy – A moitié carré, à moitié fou, curated by Vincent Pécoil, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Elisabeth Wetterwald, Villa Arson, Centre national dʼart contemporain, Nice, France

Getting it ʻRight, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
USA Today, Royal Academy of Arts in collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, organized by Bob Nickas, Paula Cooper Gallery, New-York, NY
2 Step, organized by Petra Bungert, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo travelingto UH Galleries, Art & Design Gallery, Hatfield, England

Spectrum, organized by Kate Shepherd, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
The Painted World, organized by Bob Nickas, P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, LongIsland City, New York
Private View, Collection Pierre Huber 1980-2000, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts,Lausanne, Switzerland
The Brooklyn Rail, Silent Auction
Sleeper Cell Benefitʼ, Artmoving, Brooklyn, NY
Minimalpop, organized by Petra Bungert, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France

La lettre volée, F. R. A. C. Franche Comté, Musée des Beaux Arts, Dole, France

It happened tomorrow, Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon 2003, Lyon, France

Contra / Post, JG Contemporary, New York

7 Grays, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Abstract Redux, Danese Gallery, New York
From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Paul Morrison, Dan Walsh, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Oliver Mosset, Dan Walsh, Sol Lewitt, CCNOA (art x architecture), Brussels, Belgium
New York, New Work, Now, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester
Hungry Eyes, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

New Paintings, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami
WOP(Works on Paper), PS Gallery, Amsterdam

Group Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
Architecture & Memory, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York.
Drawing Spaces, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Etats-Unis
Points, Lines, Plans, Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France
The Significant Pursuit : Form and Geometry, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn

Larry Clark Portfolios, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany.
Correspondance(s), L'espace lausannois d'art contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland
Editions de l'Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne 1995-1999, Galerie Mollat, Bordeaux, France
Objects in the rear view mirror are closer than they appear, Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Pencils of Nature : A Dialogue, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Works on paper, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, The Netherlands

In Vitro e Altro, Cabinet des estampes du Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
In Vitro, Glassbox Open, Paris, France
Drawings & Prints from the PaulaCooperGallery, Visual Arts Gallery,
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
9 +1, Petra Bungert Projects, Brussels, Belgium

Normotic, One Great Jones, New York
Dan Walsh et éditions Forde 1996-1997, L'usine, Geneva, Switzerland

Squares or Lines, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
Group Show, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Ab Fab, Feature Inc., New York
Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Painting Architecture, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany
Pittura - Immedia, Neue Galerie and Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria
Peter Halley / Dan Walsh - Reading Room, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri
New York: Positions in Abstract Painting, Kunstverein Museum, Germany
Altered States : American Art in the 90s, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri
Notes on Print : With and After Robert Morris, Cabinet des estampes du Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
Human Nature, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Jessica Diamond, Oliver Herring, Hunter Reynolds, Dan Walsh, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York
Pamela Golden, Darryl Zeltzer, John Zinsser, Dan Walsh, Gallery S 65, Aalst, Belgium
Who Chooses Who?, The New Museum of Contemporary Art,
New York
Dysfunction U.S.A., Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Gramercy International Contemporary Art Exhibition, The Gramercy Park Hotel, New York
Adieu, les Frontières!, Van Orsouw Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
Holiday Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Painting as Paradigm, Stark Gallery, New York.
Live In Your Head / Liebe in Deinem Kopf, Heligen Kreuzerhof Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst in Wein, Vienna, Austria
Friendly, Dooley Le Cappelaine Gallery, New York
Suzanne McClelland, Rudolf Stingel, Dan Walsh, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
BOMB Magazine Benefit, Fawbush Gallery, New York

Off Balance, Jason Rubell Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
Painting Today / Peinture Aujourd'hui, Galerie Pierre Huber, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland