Daniel Kaufman    

Daniel Kaufman
Encaustic Artist
  • 1983-1985 Fine Art Apprenticeship with internationally recognized "Artist of the Unconscious" Max Shertz (Encino, California).  www.ArtistUSA2000.com

  • 1973-1976 Personal Apprenticeships and Workshops with fine art photographers Minor White, George Tice and Paul Caponigro.

  • 1973 Amherst College: BA in Fine Art
  • 1971 Smith College:   Japanese Fine Art studies.
  • 1971 University of Rochester:;  Photographic and studio arts studies.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2018    Denis Bloch Fine Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, California "Encaustic Paintings Exhibit"

  • 2016    Exclusive Collections Gallery,  Beverly Hills, California, "Love Made Visible"
  • 2015   P32 GallerySanta Monica, California, "Light on Fire"
  • 2015   George Billis Gallery, Culver City, California, "Dutch Doors of Perception"
  • 2013    Heath Gallery, Palm Springs, California, "Encaustic Paintings"
  • 2009   The Rodeo Collection, Beverly Hills, California, "60th Birthday Vernissage"
  • 2007   Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, California, "Encaustic Perceptions"
  • 2005    Jewish Artist Network Gallery, Hollywood, California, "Selected Encaustic Paintings"
  • 2005    Red House Gallery, Venice, California, "Encaustic Paintings"
  • 2005    Don O'Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "Children of Light" Encaustic paintings
  • 2005    The Rose Café, Venice, California , "God of Flowers, Physics and Chemistry" Encaustic
  • 1994    Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, California, "Out of the Ashes", welded sculptures
  • 1991    Creative Arts Gallery, Temecula. California, "Abstract Landscapes of Daniel Kaufman"
  • 1990    Gallery 5, Santa Monica, California, "Emergence of the Children of Light (first solo exhibition of paintings)
  • 1982    Kennedy Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Polaroid Corporation, "SX-70's"
  • 1982    Acquisitions Gallery, Wellesley, Massachusetts "Color Photographs by Daniel Kaufman"
  • 1981    International Center of Photography (Museum), New York, New York "Ireland: Presences" (color photographs)
  • 1974    Kiva Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, "Large Format Photographs"
  • 1973    University of Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester, New York
  • 1971    Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts

Selected Group Exhibitions:
  • 2008     The Zimmer Children's Museum, Beverly Hills, California, "Show and Tell: The Art of Vision--An International Art Exhibit"
  • 2006     Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California, "Flow with Ed Moses, Joe Goode and other prominent California artists"
  • 2005    Berman/Turner Projects, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Califorrna, "Flow"
  • 2005    Another Year in LA Gallery, Atwater, California, "Black Box"
  • 2004    William Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, "Garden At Dawn", 24" x48" encaustic painting

  • 1978-1979    Fulbright-Hays Fellowship in Art to photograph in Ireland, taught workshops at the National College of Art in Dublin; first Fulbright awarded to an artist in any media
  • 1972    Minolta Photography Contest
  • 1971    LIFE Magazine Photography Contest
  • 2016     Off the Easel Magazine, Exclusive Collections Galleries, "Daniel Kaufman: Love Made Visible"    
  • 2012     Venice Beachead newspaper, "Daniel Kaufman--Art at the Speed of Heat"
  • 2010     Santa Monica Visitors Guide, "Paint it out this Summer" Local Legend Daniel Kaufman
  • 2009    LA Confidential magazine, "Oprah: Thinking Inside the Box" Daniel Kaufman commissioned by Crayola Corporation
  • 2008     The Zimmer Children's Museum "Show and Tell: The Art of Vision" Daniel Kaufman the History of Wax
  • 2007     Art and Living Magazine, "Daniel Kaufman: Encaustic Perceptions at Robert Berman Gallery"
  • 2006     Riverside Art Museum, "Flow" Catalog of Group Exhibition
  • 2006      (June 11th) Santa Monica Auctions catalog, 48" x 60" encaustic painting, "Scintillation of Color" (sold).
  • 2006     Artist's Sketchbook Magazine (June-July, 2006 issue) four-page feature illustrated article "Crayons Rediscovered".
  • 2005     Elle Decor Magazine, "Daniel Kaufman: Children of Light at Don O'Melevny Gallery"
  • 2005     (November 15th), Santa Monica Auctions catalog, 36" x 48" encaustic painting, "Fractal Cells".
  • 2005     Riverside Art Museum, "Flow" catalog, 48" x 60" encaustic painting "Every Square Inch".
  • 2005     Berman/Turner Projects, "Flow" catalog written and curated by Peter Frank, group show with Sam Francis, Joe Goode, Ed Moses, and other prominent California artists.
  • 2005     Riverside Art Museum, "Flow" catalog, Volume 2 expanded, by Peter Frank    
  • 1994     Santa Monica Outlook, "From Ravages of Flames Two Sculptors Fashion Artwork"
  • 1994     The Westsider, "Artist Survives Trial By Fire"
  • 1992     The Californian, "The Artist Within"
  • 1991     Temecula Valley Magazine, "Daniel Kaufman" (first four published paintings)
  • Prior to 1983    Prior to Daniel's dedication to painting full time, his photographs were published in numerous national magazines including LIFE,  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, and a six-page feature in POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY (1980). He is also the author of six published non-fiction books and ten picture books for young children.
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