DANIEL STANFORD

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS

 

BIO
1967 Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1993 Lived and worked in Montréal, Québec, Canada
2014 Resident artist at Macaya Gallery (MG), Miami, Florida

EDUCATION
1988–1992 B.A., Communications, Art History & Cinema Studies, University of Ottawa
1989–1990 Graphic Design Certificate, Algonquin College, Ottawa
1985–1987Graduate of the “Centre d’excelence Artistique” (Visual Arts Concentration) atL’École Secondaire De La Salle, Ottawa

Sourcing his inspiration from travel, spirituality and the radiant beauty found in nature, Daniel Stanford, a Montreal-based eclectic artist, is committed to cre-ating art that stirs the soul. Renowned for his distinctive use of mixed media, Stanford’s expertise lies in presenting his unique vision by combining photog-raphy and natural elements such as wood, gold, pigments and precious metals. Tapping into mysticism, enlightenment and perspective, Stanford thrives on using his work to reflect and re-contextualise inner and outer beauty. We find parallels to an archaeological approach in the way Stanford references ancient cultures and temples. This imaginative approach to his craft has served Stanford throughout his illustrious career, extending from artistic direction to painter and photographer. With over 20 years of experience across the fashion, luxury and branding arenas, Stanford hascollaborated with many famous photographers. This includes Leda Saint-Jacques and Raphael Mazzucco, the latter with whom he has created iconic campaigns for Lancôme, Guess Jeans, Intimissimi Lingerie, Revlon and Victoria’s Secret. His photography collection, Brazil Sea of Dunes, is influenced by Stanford’s observations during recent travels to Brazil, and his recent work combines images of these iconic sandscapes with FASCINASIA-inspired mixed media paintings to create an ethereal, transportive collection. Brazil Sea of Dunes continues to garner excitement in London and across the art world for its unprecedented beauty. His painting “Arabian Dream” is featured in the 2013 film House of Versace. Embracing the beauty and nuances of far-flung cultures with creativity and intention, Stanford’s work continues to take us on a geo-graphical and emotional journey through his paintings and photography.This New work is inspired from early 2016 travels through Japan, Myanmar, Loas, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Vietnam shows a commitment to evolv-ing the FASCINASIA series. Last Fall / Winter, Stanford’s work was on display at his first Museum show “Fifteen Minutes” a show about celebrity art at the Cornell Art Museum in Delray Beach Florida.

Daniel Stanford’s body of work is designed to provide a pathway to higher consciousness that is tethered to earth’s beauty. This careful balance is inspired by a Feng Shui approach, where juxtaposition is embraced and seemingly-opposing elements converge to enhance and strengthen the finished product.

Stanford applies archival materials that reflect the sequence of the five elements and bolster Feng Shui ideology, such that the wood gives rise to fire, fire produces earth, earth gives birth to gold, gold creates water, and water makes wood. New work further showcases ancient techniques by employing encaustic wax and natural tree resin to produce highly textural work.

This East-meets-West energy is evidenced throughout the work: Ancient traditions and spirituality are contrasted by contemporary vision and techniques to present a collection that encourages introspection, stirs emotion and provides a global perspective on beauty and sensuality. Avant-garde and timeless at once, Daniel’s work exists to remind its admirers to observe and appreciate the harmony and beauty in everything: “Beauty is not an exterior artifice but rather the reflection of our inner soul.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Jan 27th FASCINASIA at Vondom Showroom curated by Marlise Soto Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ALAC week

2016 – 2017 Dec 1st – Jan 22nd LOVE IS ETERNAL at Shore Club Art Basel week, South Beach Miami

2016 – 2017 Sept 22nd – Jan 22nd Cornell Art Museum Curator Melanie Johanson Delray Beach Florida

2016 June 25th – 26th FASCINASIA Los Angeles Hosted by Ali Azhar the West Hollywood showcase

2016 June 24th FASCINASIA Los Angeles Hosted by Sasha Vayshel (curated by MG)*

2016 May 4th FASCINASIA Miami, South Beach Hosted by Villa Azur curated by *Macaya Gallery (MG)

2015 Dec 5th FASCINASIA Miami, South Beach North Bay Rd. Hosted by Douglas Elliman curated by (MG)

2015 Jan 24th Private Showing, Brian Vaske, CEO, Incandescent Technology Inc., New York, NY

2014 Dec 1st Brazil – Sea of Dunes & FASCINASIA curated by Macaya Gallery, satelite Art Basel, Miami, Florida

2013 Sept 3rd Gallery 203 Selected works from Miami Art Basel, Lise Watier Foundation and Grand Prix pieces

2012 Aug 14th Jangala, La Société Des Arts Technologiques (SAT) curated by Jeanne Rahilly, Montreal
2012 June9th Veuve Clicquot GRAND PRIX F1 Event curated by Corinne Asseraf Galerie 203, Montreal

2012 June10th The Code 20 & Jose Cuervo Grand Prix Closing Event curated by Elena Chatziko, Opus Hotel, MTL

2012 April13th Fascinasia Collection by Daniel Stanford Follow up show at Gallery 203 May Edition

2012 April11th Parade N.4 + FascinAsia Vernissage curated by Corinne Asseraf, Galerie 203, April Edition

2011 April 25th Art Expo New York Solo Artist, New York, United States

2011 Sept 15th Renaissance Gallery Montreal curated by Nicolas Adeline, Montreal

2011 May15th Galerie Soho Vernissage Fascinasia Collection by Daniel Stanford, Montreal, Quebec

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017 Feb 24th FASCINASIA at Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Oscar week

2015 Jan 20th Art Palm Beach Brazil- Sea of dunes & FASCINASIA curated by Irreversible projects, Palm Beach

2014 Dec 2nd Art Spectrum featuring pieces from FASCINASIA curated by Irreversible projects, Wynwood, Florida

2013 Gallery 203 Selected works

2012 Verge Art Miami Beach curated show at Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida, United States

2012 Lise Watier Foundation Annual Launch Benefit Diner & Auction, Montreal, Quebec

2011 Soho in the City Fundraiser benefiting the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec

2011 SIDIM Le Salon International de Design de Montréal, Québec
2011 2011 Galerie Soho Vernissage Opening event,
Montreal, Quebec

2011 Décover Magazine published Artist Vernissage curated by Micah Lockhart, Galerie du Plateau, Montreal

2011 Lili Contemporary Gallery,Great Neck, New York, US -www.lilicontemporary.com-

2010 The 13th Annual JGH (Jewish General Hospital) CIBC Tennis Summer Slam Dinner Auction at
BICE Ristorante curated by Danielle Bitton, Montreal, Quebec

2010 Rothwell Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

COLLECTIONS (partial list)


2015 Peter Bromer, Miami, Florida

2015 Monica Wagner, Wellington, Florida

2014 Brian Vaske, CEO, Incandescent Technology Inc., New York, NY

2014 Dr. Brandon Hollenberg , Miami, Florida

2014 Sareka Sehgal, Montreal, Quebec

2013 James Offield, Wrigley’s Gum CEO, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

2012 Lise Watier Foundation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2012 Patrick Morales, New York, New York, United States

2012 Patrick Glémaud, Miami Florida

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