DANNY R.W. BASKIN

Born 1987, Little Rock, AR.

Lives and works in Fayetteville, AR.

Currently:  Curator & Co-director of FEAST Gallery / Assistant @ 21c / Curator @ AAWE 

 

EDUCATION

MFA (pending), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (expected May 2017)

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD 2009

Lamar Dodd School of Art, Cortona, Italy

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

Danny RW Baskin and Stephanie Petet, Stage Eighteen, Fayetteville AR

2016

Things We Have in Common, Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR

Grotesque II, Backspace, Fayetteville AR

Broken Things, IdleClass, Fayetteville AR

Future Art, Bottle Rocket Gallery, Bentonville AR

Show/Tell, Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR

ArtAmiss, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale AR

Surreal Salon 8, Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, Baton Rouge LA 

2015

SELF-TITLED, Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR

One Night Standard, Lala Land, Fayetteville AR

MFA National Competition, First Street Gallery, New York NY

57th Annual Delta Exhibit, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock AR

Evocation: Art, Nature, and the Muse Pt. 2, Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville AR 

Gradually Sudden, Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR 

2014

Heavy Things & Light Things, Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR 

2013

Necessary Tangent, L'Entrepot Gallery, New Orleans LA

2012

Redux, Dupont Gallery, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg VA

St. Joe Lofts Art Collection, St. Joe Gallery, New Orleans LA

Art-O-Matic, L'Entrepot Gallery, New Orleans LA

2010

Swarm Multispecies Salon, The Front Gallery, New Orleans LA

2009

PULSE Miami, Miami FL

Academy 2009, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington DC. 

GFA, Painting, and Drawing Exhibit, MICA, Baltimore MD

Italy Reunion show, Athens GA

2008

MICA Juried Undergraduate Exhibit, Baltimore MD

UGA showcase, Cortona Italy

2007

GFA showcase, MICA, Baltimore MD

2006

Little Red Riding Hood, Studio Remix show, MICA, Baltimore MD

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-17   Co-Director/Founder of FEAST Gallery, Fayetteville AR 

2016-17   Head Curator, Arkansas Artist Work Enrichment (AAWE) Project, Statewide

2016-17   Assistant, 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville AR

2014-16   Co-Director, Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR

Fall 2015/Fall 2016    Foundations Instructor of Record, University of Arkansas Department of Art, Fayetteville AR

2016        Interpretation Intern, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

2016        Metal and Wood Shop Monitor, Fayetteville AR 

2014-16   Teaching Assistant, University of Arkansas Department of Art, Fayetteville AR 

2014        Creative Arts Director, Henry S. Jacobs Camp Utica MS 

2013         ESL Teacher, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2013

2009-13   Freelance Artist and Illustrator, New Orleans LA 

2010         Life is Art Foundation Intern, Eiffel Society, New Orleans LA

2005        Curatorial Intern, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock AR 

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2017

COWBOY @ FEAST Gallery, Fayetteville AR 

AAWE Billboard Project in conjunction with Ashby St. Outdoor Advertising, Arkansas 

2016

Just North @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (Missouri State University MFA Students) 

ARTPROM  @ Backspace, Fayetteville AR (Performance, Installation, and Happening in conjunction with AGSA and Backspace)

Show/Tell  @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (University of Arkansas MFA  Students)

2015

Grotesque @ Backspace, Fayettville AR (Group exhibition of Fayetteville Artists)

Welcoming the New @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (U of A Fine Art Faculty Members)

Work by Nick Shoulders @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (Nick Shoulders Solo Exhibition)

Gradually Sudden @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (U of A MFA  Students)

Our Kansas, Your Kansas @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (Kansas State University MFA Students)

Shaking Hands with Landscape @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (U of A Architecture Students)

2014

Heavy Things and Light Things @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (U of A MFA Students) 

Three's a Crowd @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (U of A Post-Baccalaureate Students)

Temporarily Indefinite @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (International Emerging Artists)

Navigating Nevelson @ Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville AR (U of A Architecture Students)

 

AWARDS

UA Fayetteville Graduate Research Grant and Assistantship 2016

UA Fayetteville Graduate Assistantship 2014-16

UA Fayetteville Doctoral Fellowship 2014-17

UA Fayetteville MFA Project Grant  2014

PULSE Present's Award 2009

MICA Academic Honor Scholarship 2005-09

MICA Talent Grant 2005-09

NAHS Scholarship 2005-09

AAYA Cartooning Exhibit, Honorable Mention 2005

Regional AETN Competition, First Place 2004

Holocaust Memorial Show, Second Place 2004

Eagle Scout

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Haden-Guest, Anthony. "On Art Basel Miami Beach" Saatchi Online, December 2009

McCabe, Bret. "Arts & Minds" Baltimore City Paper, May 2009

Ober, Cara. Bmore Arts Blog interview, August 2009

Svetlik, Chris. Art/Design Review BrightestYoungThings.com, August 2009

 

SERVICE

Secretary, Art Graduate Student Association, U of A, Fayetteville AR 2015-16

Treasurer, Sculpture Guild, U of A, Fayetteville AR 2015-16

Guest Critic, BFA Final Critiques, U of A, Fayetteville AR 2014-16

Nomination Committee Member for Best Artist, Black Apple Awards, Fayetteville, AR 2016