Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Updated: 2017-01-19 02:19:15


Dan Gunn
American, born 1980.
Lives and works in Chicago.


  • MFA 2007 Painting The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Postbaccalaureate 2005 Painting The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • B.S. 2003 Physics Wheaton College
  • 2012 The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Grants/ Awards:
Fellowship Recipient, The Vermont Studio Center, May 2015 Artadia / EXPO Chicago Award, 2013

Solo Exhibitions:
2014 Impromptu Airs, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

2013 Art LA Contemporary with Monique Meloche Gallery. 2011 Routine Scenic Machine, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

UBS 12 × 12: New Artists/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 2010 Multistable Picture Fable, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago

Group Exhibitions:
2016 who cares for the sky ,Hyde Park Art Center Chicago, IL

2015 Made /Found, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, College of Dupage, IL
Split Difference, Maller Building, Chicago curated by Original Features LUMA at 10: Greatest Hits, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago. Blossomworld, Hammock Gallery, Los Angeles.
New American Paintings: Midwest Edition, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

2013 a long line:, Peregrine Program, Chicago. Ornament, Riverside Art Center, Riverside IL Terrain Exhibitions Biennial, Terrain Oak Park, IL with Karolina Gnatowski as Gunnatowski.
Marine Salon No. 11: Life of Forms, Marine Contemporary, Santa Monica CA

2012 Mary Vettise and Dan Gunn, Goldrush Fine Arts, Maine Wood, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

2011 Color: Fully Engaged, Columbia College A + D Gallery Winter Experiment, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago MDW Fair with The Suburban, Chicago.

2010 The Great Poor Farm Experiment II, The Poor Farm, Wisconsin. New Icon, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago Curated by Britton Bertran and sponsored by the Contemporary Art Council DannyThinkTank, Milwaukee Avenue Art Festival, Chicago.

2009 Sweeping the Inside Out In collaboration with Karolina Gnatowski as part of Gunnatowski., Side Car Gallery, Hammond IN.
Middleground, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago
I love you I love you, In collaboration with Karolina Gnatowski as part of Gunnatowski., Livingroom Gallery, Chicago

2008 Retreat, Northern Illnois University, Gallery 312 Dekalb, IL In collaboration with Karolina Gnatowski as part of Gunnatowski. Curated by Jen Ramos.
Territory, 2828 N. Sawyer, Chicago

2007 Darrell Morris, Dan Gunn, Pilar Tena, The Brown Triangle, Chicago
HA--&--LF, Centro Cultural De Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Sound Art Space, Laredo, TX
Graduate Thesis Show, Gallery 2, SAIC
Group Show, Gallery 2, SAIC

2006 TV Party, Fifty50 Gallery Emerald City, The Rider Project Meet Me for Lunch, 17 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago
2005 Experiment 400/5, Gallery 400, University of Illinois Chicago Graduate Thesis Show, Gallery 2, SAIC 2013 Joyce Foundation


  • TD Bank
  • Fidelity Investments.
  • The Joyce Foundation, Chicago.
  • Marciano Art Foundation, LA.
  • Howard and Donna Stone

Selected Bibliography
Elliot J. Reichert, “Design Within Reach”, Newcity Magazine, October 15, 2015 Michelle Grabner, “Stability and Flux ” Atlas Chicago, Art in America, April 2015 Dluzen, Robin, Review, art ltd., Jan,Feb. 2015
“Dan Gunn’s Implied Mobility”, INSIDE\WITHIN, December. 2014

Zevitas, Steven, “Must See Painting Shows: Nov. /Dec 2014”, Huffington Post, Nov. 20, 2014 Karpova Tinari, Anastasia. “Review: Dan Gunn/MoniqueMeloche”, Newcity, Nov. 25. 2014

New American Paintings, Midwest, Issue 113, Summer 2014
Allee Thomson, “Better Homes and Gardens”, Scene and Herd, Oct. 2, 2013 Paul Klein. “Expo Chicago Opens”, September 18.
January Parkos Arnall , “There’s no there there... or is there? Art Los Angeles Contemporary at the Barker Hanger” by January Parkos Arnall for, Jan. 2013


Jason Foumberg, Frieze Magazine, Issue 144 January-February 2012

Susan Snodgrass, Art in America, December 2011

Janina Ciezadlo, Newcity Magazine, September 13th, 2011
Bad At Sports Episode 305: Dan Gunn and Michelle Grabner in Conversation

Lauren Viera , “Bringing Painting into the Third Dimension”, Chicago Tribune, September 23rd Abraham Ritchie, “Dan Gunn”, Flavorpill.
Claudine Ise, “Critics Picks: Chicago” art ltd. Sept/Oct 2011, p. 82-83.
Candice Weber, “Multistable Picture Fable Review”, Time Out Chicago, Sept. 30, 2010.

Lauren Viera, “Dan Gunn at Lloyd Dobler”, Chicago Tribune Oct. 8, 2010 Claudine Ise, “Four for Fall”, the Art 21 Blog.

Pedro Velez, “Chicago Build Up”, Jan. 2010.
Diego Leclery, ”Dan's Last Stand, Dan Gunn Interview, BDBBDB, Issue #1, "Stands"


Contributor to “Fielding Practice” a weekly art talk show from Bad at Sports for the art21blog. Guest Blogger for Bad At Sports, March 2011.
Contributor to Chicago (2009-2011)
Contributor to Newcity Magazine (2007- 2010)

“.art and the changing language of URL’s {Part 1]”, “.art and the changing language of URL’s {Part 2]”, “Martin Creed Plays Chicago” Newspaper, Museum of Contemporary Art “Edra Soto” for the AfterImage catalog, Depaul Art Museum

“M is for M” Catalog essay for New Icon, Loyola University Museum of Art
“Now that we’ve found love what are we going to do with it.” Collected in Artist Run Digest,

Published by Threewalls and Green Lantern Press, 2010
"Artist Run Spaces: A Brief History Since 1984", Pr magazine in conjunction with the Hyde Park

Art Center's "Artists Run Chicago" exhibition. 2010.
"Notes on Apartment Culture", (con)Temporary Art Guide, Spring 2009.
"Response: Art and the Art of Criticism/I Space", Newcity Magazine, April 27th, 2009
Catalogue essay for Body Collective: Works from the Collection of Jefferson Godard, Alogon Gallery
“Art Basel Miami Vices”, F Newsmagazine, February 2007.
“My Trip to Art Basel Miami Beach, or Please Like Me, Please!”, F Newsmagazine, February 2007

“Different Airs”, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago Dec 2014.
“Public Hearing on the uses and usefulness of critical theory.”, University of Illinois Chicago, Gallery 400, November 2012
“UBS 12 x12 Artist Talk”, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago September 2011
“Decoding Artists Run Chicago: Anecdotes and Histories”, Hyde Park Art Center Chicago. 2009 “Sincerity vs. Sentiment” Symposium held at G2, 2007
“Why make a painting today?” Symposium held at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2006

Curatorial Projects:
2014 “My Hands are My Bite”, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

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