Dan Tague has an MFA in Studio Arts from The University of New Orleans, and is a multi-media artist, curator, and activist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of several awards and residencies including grants from The Joan Mitchell Foundation and Pollock Krasner Foundation, and has been an artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the La Napoule Art Foundation in France.
Dan Tague’s work is multi-faceted.He is well known for his dollar bill works that are a hybrid of sculpture, photography and political statements.Tague addresses the issues of our day by rendering visual equivalents by the most powerful means necessary.Installations, photography and artistic activism are his means of confronting and responding to the concerns of today’s world.
Several notable publications have featured Tague’s work, including ArtForum, The Washington Post, and The Seattle Times.In Spring 2012, he was featured in Farrameh Media’s Curated Collection Publication “For Which it Stands: Americana in Contemporary Art” with contemporaries such as Ai Weiwei, Shepard Fairey and Steve McQueen.In October 2012, nine of Tague’s signature folded dollar bills were used to illustrate The New Yorker’s annual Financial Issue. They have also been featured in British Vogue and Condé Nast’s SModa, Spain. In August 2013, Tague was commissioned to create a ‘never before seen’ piece for the SundayReview in The New York Times and he was also featured on the BBC in a major interview about his work.
Tague’s work has been exhibited across the US including Exit Art, DUMBO Arts Center, LMCC and Bronx River Arts Center in New York; The Soap Factory in Minneapolis; and Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University.Notable exhibitions include Ballroom Marfa and VOLTA NY art fair in 2010 and PULSE Art Fair in Miami and Los Angeles in 2011.Dan Tague was one of the first artists chosen for Prospect.2 Biennial by curator Dan Cameron. His P.2 installation, Department of Civil Obedience, was on exhibit in the Contemporary Arts Center from October 20, 2011- January 29, 2012.His work is currently on view at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery for his solo exhibition entitled The Almighty Dollar as well as the Dishman Art Museum in Beaumont, TX.
His work appears in numerous public and private collections including The Whitney Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, collector Beth Rudin DeWoody, Roll Global Collection, curator Dan Cameron, the Louisiana State Museum, collector Virginia Speed, Sanam Vaziri Quraishi Foundation and the West Collection of Contemporary Art.
Dan Tague lives and works in New Orleans, LA and is represented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
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