Daniel Horowitz works in painting, drawing, collage, and installation. His art is characterized by a unique combination of realism and surrealist abstraction. In many of his compositions, faceless human figures work against backdrops of bizarre landscapes, mundane architecture or chimerical scenes. Twisted and stretched objects or body parts rendered in vibrant colors channel the surreal while examining contemporary reality,  social anxieties and displaced identity. Horowitz's imagery alters the original nature of objects and scale, creating overall dreamlike atmospheres. His paintings employ an associative logic, whereby disparate subjects are thrown together into impossible landscapes that are nonetheless psychologically cohesive. Through dissonant figure pairings and Freudian fluency in our collective symbolic lexicon, Horowitz conjures up what cannot be visualized into something visible. His paintings suggest a narrative but this promise dissolves into ambiguity. Originally inspired by Surrealism and the Polish Poster School, he developed natural interest in the so-called New Leipzig School, known for mixing surrealism and realism. Horowitz’s work has been the subject of international solo and group exhibitions - from New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Warsaw, Berlin, Leipzig, Paris to Split, Barcelona, and Montreal. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (2001).


Residencies and Awards

2018 Villa Lena, Italy, Artist in Residence
2017 Cite International des Arts, Paris, France Artist Fellowship
2016 Omi International Art Center, Fellowship, Ghent, NY
Vermont Studio Center, award and fellowship, Johnson, VT, USA
2015 LIA Leipzig International Art Programme, grant, Leipzig, Germany
Triangle Artists' Workshop, Salem, NY, USA, Fellowship
Espronceda Art Center, Barcelona, Spain, Artist in Residence
2014 Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Galeria Karen Huber Residency, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 Scope / Artist Wanted laureate, grant and exhibition / Miami, FL, USA

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Noble Savage, Rutger Brandt Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2017 Civilization and its Discontents, SPRING/BREAK, New York, NY
2016 Totem & Taboo, Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2016 HypnagogiaJoyce Yahouda gallery, Montreal, Canada     
2015 Tongueless Pelicans, Leipzig International Art Programme, Spinnerei, Germany
Planned Obsolescence, The Dept. of Signs & Symbols, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2014 Ceremony InterruptedKaren Huber Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Camouflage, Pioneer Works Center for Art & Innovation, Brooklyn, NY, US
Lost Identity, Cutlog Project Space, New York, NY, USA
меtаморфоза, galerie L’Inlassable, Paris, France
2012 365, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Group Exhibitions

2017 Birds of America, Exhibit 101, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Safaris, Curated by Claude d’Anthenaise / Director / Musée de la Chasse et de la  Nature, Paris, France
2015 The Self-Drawing Hand, galerie Magda Danysz, Paris, France
Unheimlich, Leipzig International Art Programme, Spinnerei Art Center, Germany
Phlogiston, curated by KJ Baysa and Branco Franceschi / Museum of Modern Art, Split, Croatia
In The Cloud, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts gallery, New York, NY, USA
Joshua Triennial, curated by KJ Baysa and Bernard Leibov, Joshua Tree, CA, USA
Living Tropical, Karen Huber gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Micro Salon, galerie L’Inlassable, Paris, France   
Profil Perdu, Karen Huber gallery ℅ MC gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2014 Materializing Immateriality, galerie L’Inlassable, SCOPE, New York, NY, USA
Delighted Dramas, curated by Luise Kaunert, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Micro Salon, galerie L’Inlassable, Paris, France   
2013 Painters of Illustration, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Papier Montréal, Joyce Yahouda gallery, Montreal, Canada     
Young & Starving, curated by Y & S, Christie’s, New York, NY, USA
2012 Magnetic Truths, Artists Wanted, New York, NY, USA
Muriel Guépin gallery, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland  
Muriel Guépin gallery, Art MRKT San Francisco, CA, USA

Selected texts and press

2015 A subconscious explored: Daniel Horowitz, Angela Ledgerwood, Thompson Hotel Blog Online
Planned Obsolescence / Off the Beaten Track, Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic, Online
NYC Artist Portfolio, The Issue Ten; text by Scully / portrait by Cameron Krone, Online
MTV Redefine, Daniel Horowitz with Tyrrell Mooney
2014 Daniel Horowitz: Ceremony Interrupted, Roberto Barajas, Mexico City, Mexico, Print
Intercourse Magazine, Issue 2, Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Print
Sherman, Whitney, Playing With Sketches, Rockport Publishers, Print
Visual Chemistry: Daniel Horowitz, Wondereur, photographs by Aaron Adler, online  
The Method: Daniel Horowitz, Sean Hotchkiss, Sean, Five O’Clock, Online
Daniel Horowitz Interviewé par Kristian Nammack, Clocktower Radio, Clocktower Productions, Online
Humorvolle Illustrationen von Daniel Horowitz, Ignant, Allemagne, Online
2013 C’est le geste manuel qui formatte, Olivia Zeitline, Réécrire, France, Online
Art Goes to the Dog, Briquelet, Kate, Brooklyn Paper, Online
The American Reader, Interview with New York Times Illustrator, Daniel Horowitz, Alyssa Loh
Roland Topor and Hannah Höch attempt to illustrate the complete works of Lovecraft, Will Schofield, 50 Watts, Online
365 Days with Daniel Horowitz, Morgan Tanabe, GALO Magazine, Online
Beautifully twisted: welcome to Daniel Horowitz’s year of making a drawing a day, Anna Trench, It’s Nice That, Online
2012    365, Drawings by Daniel Horowitz, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Daniel Horowitz’s 365: Drawings, That Is, Roalf, Peggy, DART Design Arts Daily, Online