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Daniel Hughes

1984 Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

After completing his MFA at New York Academy of Art in 1995, Dan Hughes studied in Florence, Italy, through the Ontario College of Art. During this period he moved towards "observational realism." According to critic Donald Kuspit, observational realism depicts the world exactly as it appears to be. But Hughes brings color into this vision - he creates "a beautiful friction" between warm and cool tones.

Hughes received the Elizabeth Greenshields Award for Figurative Art in 1991 and 1995. He has had solo shows throughout Canada, England and the US, and was part of a prestigious group show at The National Portrait Gallery in London (2005). He was shortlisted for the British Portrait Prize in 2012, was shortlisted for the Canadian Portrait Prize in 2015 and received Honourable mention at the Kingston Portrait Prize in 2017.

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Convalescence, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014    From the Studio, Ingram Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011    Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON

2008    Jill George Gallery, London, UK

            Christina Parker Gallery, St John’s, NL

2007    Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005    Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

2004    Jill George Gallery, London, UK

2003    Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

2002    Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

2001    Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999    Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

1998    Vanderlilie Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1996    Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    Simon Andrew/Daniel Hughes, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON

2016    For the Love of Paint, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON

Face to Face, travelling exhibition, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University, TX

2015    Face to Face, travelling exhibition, Baker Museum, Naples, FL

2014    Modern Beauty, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON

            Eighth Annual Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

            Forced Nature (with Shayne Dark), Art Muir Gallery, Montreal, QC

2013    Salty or Sweet: Figure As Muse, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON

            Face to Face, travelling exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

2012    Spring Group Exhibition, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON

            Waterkeepers Gala, Toronto, ON

            Steven Boone Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

            3rd Anniversary Exhibition, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON

2011    Christina Parker Gallery, St. John’s NL

            Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON

2010    Group Exhibition, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON

2009    Storm of Painters, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

            Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC

            Jill George Gallery, London, UK

2008    Attitude Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2007    Art Muir, Montreal, QC

            New York Academy of Art Summer Show (juried by Jenny Saville and Eric Fischl) New York, NY

2006    BP Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Edinborough, UK

2005    BP Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

            Figure Show, Jill George Gallery, London, UK

            Figura, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC

2004    Jill George Gallery, London, UK

2003    Jill George Gallery, London, UK

2002    Figure Show, Jill George Gallery, London, UK

2001    Figure Show, Jill George Gallery, London, UK

1996    New York Academy of Art (juried by Philip Pearlstein), New York, NY

1995    New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Selected Art Fairs

2009    Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

2008    Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

            London Art Fair, London, UK

2007    NEXT Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, IL

            Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

            London Art Fair, London, UK

2006    NEXT Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, IL

            Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

            London Art Fair, London, UK

2005    ARCO Madrid Art Fair, Madrid, Spain

            Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

            London Art Fair, London, UK

Awards and Grants

2007    Juried Show Finalist (juried by Jenny Saville, Eric Fischl and Vincent Desiderio), New York, NY

2005    Canadian Portrait Prize �" People’s Choice Awards

            BP Portrait Prize Finalist

2002    Canada Council Travel Grant

2000    Canada Council Travel Grant

1996    Elizabeth Greenshields Award for Figurative Art

1995    Ken Purvis Portrait Award

1994    M.F.A. Top Scholarship, New York Academy Art, New York, NY

1993    M.F.A. Top Scholarship, New York Academy Art, New York, NY

1991    Elizabeth Greenshields Award for Figurative Art

            David Stephenson Award

            Eric Friefeld Scholarship

Media and Publications

2015    “Top 10 Portrait Painters,” One Fine Bid

            “News in Brief: Polygon Gallery Gets the Go-Ahead, New Canada Council Chair, Kingston Prize Finalists,” Canadian Art

            Hendra, Peter: “Portrait artist Hughes prize finalist,” Kingston Whig-Standard

2014    Review, Eighth Annual Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, Fine Art Connoisseur

            Stokes, Andrew: “A portrait of the portrait artist” (in response to commissioned portrait of Chancellor David Dodge), Queen’s Gazette, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

2012    Boone, Steven: Review of Santa Fe, NM, Portrait Exhibition, Fine Art Connoisseur

2009    “Star Portraits,” TV Show review, The Globe and Mail

2008    Solo show review, Art of England Magazine

            Solo show review, St. John’s Telegraph

2007    Interview, CBC Newfoundland Radio

            Group show review, Montreal Gazette

2007    “Skin,” show review, Toronto Star

2007    “Skin,” show review, NOW Magazine

2006    “Figure Show at Jill George Gallery,” Istanbul, Turkey

2006    “Canadian Portrait Prize,” The Kingston Whig-Standard

2005    “Figura,” show review, Montreal Gazette

2004    Mix Magazine, spread, Spring

2003    “Anticipation,” show review, NOW Magazine

2003    “Woman,” show review, NTV and CBC National Radio

2002    “Human Figure Show,” show review, Art News

2001    “Annapurna,” show review, Toronto Life

2001    “Milk Exhibition,” show review, Toronto Star

2001    “Milk Exhibition,” interview, Bravo Television

2000    Toronto International Art Fair, special feature section, National Post

1997    Papart, Lee: “Mother of all Lithographs,” The Kingston Whig-Standard

1997    Kinder, Laura: “Daniel Hughes’ Seven Deadly Sins,” The Queen’s Journal

1996    Moll, Richard: “Hughes Has the Gift,” The Kingston Whig-Standard

1996    Archer, Sue: “Light and Shadow,” The Queen’s Journal

1996    Papart, Lee: “Beautiful Work from an Ugly Time,” The Kingston Whig-Standard

1995    Papart, Lee: “Toronto Trip Turns Bountiful for Local Artists,” The Kingston Whig-Standard

Lectures

2016    “Seeing Rembrandt: New Thoughts on an Old Master,” Artist Talk, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON

Education

1993-95           Master of Fine Arts, cum laude, The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Graduate School of Figurative Art, The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (studied under Eric Fischl and Vincent Desiderio)      

1987-91           Ontario College of Art, with Honours, Toronto, ON. Third-year studies in Florence, Italy

Works by Daniel Hughes

Order by

2020

25.4 x 40.64 cm

2991,96 €

2020

25.4 x 40.64 cm

5462,47 €

2020

25.4 x 25.4 cm

2393,57 €

2019

71.12 x 91.44 cm

6838,78 €

2019

81.28 x 91.44 cm

8000,00 €

2019

71.12 x 81.28 cm

5129,08 €

2018

22.86 x 30.48 cm

2393,57 €

2017

60.96 x 60.96 cm

4188,75 €

2015

81.28 x 99.06 cm

8121,05 €

2015

33.02 x 47.63 cm

2735,51 €

2015

27.94 x 38.1 cm

2015

35.56 x 47.63 cm

2735,51 €

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