New Orleans, LA, United States
About Dan Tague
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 often 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.
Tague's work has been exhibited across the US including Exit Art, DUMBO Arts Center, Frederieke Taylor, LMCC, Bronx River Arts Center and Cuchifritos in New York; The Soap Factory in Minneapolis; Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University; and Civilian Art Projects in Washington D.C. Several notable publications have featured Tague's work, including ArtForum, The New Orleans Art Review, and The Washington Post. In Spring 2012, he was selected as one of Oxford American "˜s top "100 Under 100" emerging artists of the South.
Tague's work was recently on exhibit at Ballroom Marfa and VOLTA NY art fair, and PULSE Art Fair in Los Angeles. Dan Tague was one of the first artists chosen for Prospect.2 Biennial, joining twenty-seven other featured artists from around the world in the largest international biennial exhibition of contemporary art held in the U.S. His installation, Department of Civil Obedience, was recently on exhibit in the Contemporary Arts Center's St. Joseph Street gallery from October 20, 2011- January 29, 2012.
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, curator Dan Cameron, the Louisiana State Museum, and the West Collection of Contemporary Art.
Dan Tague lives and works in New Orleans, LA and is represented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.
“The Department of Civil Obedience,” Featured installation in Prospect.2 Biennial curated by Dan Cameron, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
“Catalyst”, Space 301, Mobile, AL
“The Kids Are Alright”, Civilian Art Projects, Washington D.C. (solo)
“May I Have a Revolution Please”, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
“The World According to New Orleans”, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
“Live Free or Die”, VOLTA NY Art Fair, New York, NY
“Currency”, University of Alabama Gallery, Birmingham, AL
“Cash Works”, Pulse Art Fair, Miami FL
"Inspired by Fashion and Finance", Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
"Hunt and Chase", Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
"Inspired", Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY
"The Things You Own End Up Owning You", Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
"Desire, Frenchmen, and Good Children",curated by Dan Cameron, Lambent Foundation, New York, NY
"You Killed My Pretty Things", University of New Orleans, St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans
"Lessons Learned With Fists", Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“The Cost of War / Price of Freedom”, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
“Frontier Preachers” curated by Jayme McLellan, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
“Just What Are They Saying…” curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“The Labyrinth Wall”, Exit Art, New York, NY
“The P.1 Projects”, Prospect.1 Satellite Exhibition, Hefler Warehouse, New Orleans
“Future Talents”, Gallery Camino Real. Boca Raton FL
“Cash Rules Everything Around Me” Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, (solo)
“My War”, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (solo)
“South X East,” Contemporary Southeastern Art Biennial, Schmidt Center Gallery, FL Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
“Imaginary Arsenals,” curated by Kimberly Lamm, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY
“No Dead Artists,” juried by Dan Cameron, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Gulf Coast Artists at La Napoule,” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
“Homegrown: Southeast Biennial,” SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
“Ultimate Destination,” curated by Martina Batan, Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
“Paradise Lost,” Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY
“Likeness: Atypical Portraiture,” Wilson Gallery, Georgetown College, KY
“In Harm's Way,” Cities and Recovery, LMCC, New York, New York
“Katrina and the Waves,” Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
“American Muscle,” Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“Thrashing,” Big Top Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“New Orleans Art Now,” Open End Gallery, Chicago, IL