Dan Bina currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Since early in his life Dan pursued an interest in art. His mother and father both supported this work and maintained their own crafts. He was accepted to study fine art at The Chicago Academy for the Arts earning his High School diploma in 2002. He participated in the National Foundation For Advancement In The Arts awards and residencies in 2002 and 2003. He was granted a full scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute earning his BFA in 2006.
Dan's work is inspired by classical mythology and American Dream mythology. He's utilized many formal approches to his work including abstract shapes, images and text. His work on Artsicle is comprised of work created while living in New York. His abstract paintings developed concurrently to collage and rendered imagery. His work is derived from layered information, original drawings, and found media, sourced from his digital and analog libraries. His process involves sifting research, gathering and compiling visual data as an intimate form of visual communication with an attempt at emboldening the viewer and sharing his own anxieties and humor.
b. 1984, Sandwich, IL
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY