Incorporating images from mass media and comic book imagery, Dan Monteavaro plays with the familiarity of those images and the comfort that comes when looking at pixel-based art.
The beauty to Monteavaro’s work is more in the missing portions, therein lies a communication between artist and material that then resonates with the viewer. In this way the works begin a dialogue with the viewer that begins to unravel.
"Growing up in New York during the 80's, the urban landscape influenced my work. The beauty of the run down buildings stayed with me because, to me, they told a story. Every missing part, crossed out word tell a story within the narrative of the works. In the end, that's what any creative person wants their work to do."
Originally born and raised in New York City, Monteavaro has lived and worked in London, Italy, Korea and Los Angeles. Through all these transitions, modern media and the world of urban art have exerted a powerful influence on him. His work has appeared in numerous galleries and private collections. His current works can be seen at an upcoming solo exhibition at Soho House Los Angeles, as well as being currently shown in Los Angeles at Bruce Lurie Gallery, LabArt, Wallspace, and in New York at Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art.
MURALS AND STREET ART
Dan Monteavaro is now available for mural commissions. To learn more about commissioning Monteavaro for a mural, visit our Commission Page.
April 2013. Open Show. Wallspace. Los Angeles.
March 2013. 'Lingo'. Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art. New York, NY.
February 2013. 'Bang'. Stark + Kent. Palm Springs, CA.
February 2013. Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Bruce Lurie Gallery. Palm Springs, CA.
January 2013. LA Art Show. Bruce Lurie Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
December 2012. Art Basel-Red Dot Miami. Bruce Lurie Gallery. Miami, FL.
October 2012. 'Vivacity'. Wallspace. Los Angeles, CA
May 2012. Google Headquarters. Venice Artwalk. Venice, CA.
May 2012. SF International Fine Art Fair. Bruce Lurie Gallery. San Francisco, CA.
“It Goes Pop”. Group Show. Bruce Lurie Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
March 2, -March 31 2012. “Mark My Words”. Group Show. Cheryl Hazan Gallery New York, NY.
January-February 2012. “VS”. Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA.
November – December 2011. Visiting Artist. Solo Show. Horace Mann Academy. New York, NY.
November 2011. Patron Artist Residency. Los Angeles, CA.
May-June 2011. 'End of an Empire'. MCLA Gallery 51. North Adams, MA.
'Pixel Tenament'. Solo Show. Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA.
December-Jan 2011. 'Libero'. Art Basel Miami exhibition series. Group Show. Miami, FL.
September – November, 2010. Bang Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.
February 6 – March 6 2010. Tops in Ten: A Selection. Mark Berrie Center. Ramapo College, NJ.
June 16-July 13 2007. “Rainy Day” Solo show. Gallery 825. Los Angeles, CA.
March 1 – March 15, 2007. 'Sparkling Fresh'. Gallery Chashama (Midtown Manhattan Location). Curator: Rachel Levy. New York, NY.
January 2007. Los Angeles Art Show. Los Angeles, CA.
Febuary 24- March 24, 2006. 'Saturation and surface'. Gallery 825. Curator: Nancy Silverman-Miles. Los Angeles, CA.
March 1 – March 28, 2006. Gallery ANN, Seoul, Korea. Group exhibition. Curator: Park Jong Sook. Seoul, Korea.
Febuary 22 – 28, 2006. KFAGA exhibition. Dana Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea. Curator: Kim Jung Soo. Seoul, Korea.
Febuary 26 – March 25, 2005. “In the Abstract” Group Show. Gallery 825. Juror/ Curator: Carl Berg. Los Angeles, CA.