Dan S. Wang
Local Artist Residency
Dan S. Wang is a writer, organizer, blogger, and print media artist based in Los Angeles but originally from the Great Lakes region. His practice includes making prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures and other kinds of art. Typography, histories of technology, the political aesthetics of racial identity, absurdist interpretations of everyday life, the French Revolution and Chinese-Korean chicken wings—these are the stuff of his late night obsessions.
His works have been shown in more than fifty shows, in spaces ranging from museums to restrooms, including a restroom of a museum. He has often worked in artist-run and collaborative situations, both as a founding keyholder of Mess Hall, an experimental cultural space in Chicago, and as an exhibiting artist with solo shows at Woodland Pattern and Suitable Gallery. Recent projects include commissioned work for Station Museum and Asian Arts Initiative.
His writings have been published internationally in book collections, museum catalogues, and in dozens of artists publications. Newer collaborative texts include The Social Practice That Is Race co-authored with Anthony Romero, published by Wooden Leg Press, and the critical essay “In the Back of the Beyond” in Global Activism from MIT Press, co-authored with Sarah Lewison.