An Urban Scientist – Robert Daniels

THE INTERCHURCH CENTER
TREASURE ROOM

ARTIST STATEMENT
“I am inspired by the desire to tell a story. Artists are messengers and we document information in a visual form.
I want both our children and African-American adults to feel pride and identify with their rich and illustrious history. Art is a source of pride and spiritual healing.
Robert Daniels is a passionate abstract artist who works beyond the confines of convention. His work is layered with historical themes relating back to his African ancestors, and filled with spiritual undertones. Daniels’s art takes on a form of spiritual worship. His work breathes vivid colors; his use of collective linear planes and textures define his exquisite signature style. Daniels’s Nappy Head Art is remarkably intricate and refined, yet unpretentious and warm. Daniels is a Visual Scientist.

Daniels is a graduate of Herbert H. Lehman College of CUNY with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Studio Art-specializing in Printmaking
and Graphics.

RECENT SHOWS
Africana Institute; Weusi Essex County College Newark, New Jersey
Odell Clarke Showcase Penthouse Gallery Harlem, New York
Cultural Stamp Show Univ. Cal. S B. Gallery Santa Barbara, CA
Fine Art Show 369th Armory Harlem, New York
Winter Show 2010 Workspace Harlem New York, New York
Weusi Revisited: 2010 Dwyer Cultural Center New York, New York
Speaking For The Spirits Arthur Bennett Hall Brooklyn, New York
Helis’ Soulful Styles Aaniranta Gallery Helsinki, Finland
Fulton Air Fair Fulton Park Brooklyn, New York
Urban Scientist Creole Gallery East Harlem, New York
Space & Time Tribes Gallery New York, New York
Eclectic IMAG Gallery Baltimore, Maryland
Pulse Julia Burgos Gallery East Harlem, New York
Big A vs. Big E GSL Gallery New Orleans, LA
Abstract Art Blackwash TV Harlem, New York
Seeing Jazz Manchester Guild Pittsburgh, PA

Publications: New York News, Harlem News Amsterdam News, Daily
Challenger, New York Times, Blurb Books, Thalia Trinity Presbyterian
Church, DVD Cover-Whirlwinds Creative Productions, New York News

AWARDS
High School Track & Field All-American Team, Junior College Track & Field All-American Team, High School Indoor Eastern States Hurdle Champion, MVP Track Team, NAIA High Hurdle National Championship, Who’s Who In American Sports three years, Bromley Art Contest Westchester County-First Prize & Third Prize, Westchester Art Show-First, Second & Third Prizes, Mount Vernon Art Show- First Prize Mixed Medium, First Prize –Abstract Painting, Mount Vernon Art Show-Best In Show, New Rochelle Art Show – Best In Show & First Prize Mixed Medium, Art On Third Juried Art Show-First Prize, Westchester Arts Council Art Show- First Prize for Printmaking & Best In Show -Orlando Arts League-Third Prize Juried Show

Presented by THE INTERCHURCH CENTER,
Paula M. Mayo: President & Executive Director
Frank DeGregorie, Curator

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