Danny
Giles

American b.
1988


EDUCATION


2013

MFA, Northwestern
University, Evanston, IL 

Skowhegan School of
Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME



2011

BFA, School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 



SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS &
PERFORMANCES
 

2019

The Practice and Science of Drawing a Sharp White Background, Seattle, WA

Figura, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Thing and its Double,
Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

 2018

dead(air) (performance), Museum of
Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017

Here (performance), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,
Chicago, IL

Remembrancer, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL

2016

Lyric, Andrew Rafacz Gallery,
Chicago, IL


2014

go/figure (with eliza myrie), Roots
and Culture, Chicago, IL 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES 

 2018

Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX

Preview 8, Chicago Artists
Coalition, Chicago, IL

Bio (performance), True/False
film festival, Columbia, MO

Dialogue/Diálogo
(performance with Eduardo Rabasa) Lit and Luz Festival, Museo Tamayo, Mexico
City, Mexico

Lyric (performance), Eclipsing
Festival, Links Hall, Chicago, IL 

2017

Dialogue/Diálogo
(performance with Eduardo Rabasa), Lit and Luz Festival, Co-Prosperity Sphere,
Chicago, IL

The 3rd Terrain Biennial, Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL

O(p)positions, The Luminary,
St. Louis, MO

Standards Variance,
Public Access, Chicago, IL

Expanded Chicago,
Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL

PDF Objects, Es Espectro,
Mexico City, Mexico

 2016

Ascend (MCA Prime Time), MCA
Chicago, Chicago, IL

Chicago and Vicinity,
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

PDF Objects, Mana
Contemporary, Chicago, IL

YesREMIXED, Threewalls,
Chicago, IL

Past Lives: Live Stream on ACRE TV, Union Docs Center for Documentary Art, Brooklyn, NY



2015

The Great Good Place,
Threewalls, Chicago, IL

Simplicity, Starcom
Mediavest Group, Chicago, IL

Public Utility, New Capital,
Chicago, IL

Marking Subjects (performance) Off Chances, Subterranean, Chicago, IL

The Annual, Chicago Artist
Coalition, Chicago, IL

Listening and Making Sound, The Great
Poor Farm Experiment, Little Wolf, WI

The 2ndTerrain Biennial, Terrain, Oak
Park, IL

Finnocchio, The Franklin, Chicago, IL


Satellites, The Franklin, Chicago, IL

Ideal Perfection, LVL3 Gallery,
Chicago, IL 

Were the Eye Not Sunlike, Fernwey
Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Direct Object/Direct Action,
Threewalls, Chicago, IL 

RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 


2014

Open Office: A Project of United
States Artists
, Chicago, IL 

Community Area One, Roman Susan,
Chicago, IL 

Please Stand By, Mana Contemporary,
Chicago, IL 


RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2019

Jacob Lawrence Legacy
Resident, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Black Embodiments Studio
Resident, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2018-2019

BOLT Artist-in-Residence,
Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago, IL

 2017

Sector 2337 Project Space
Residency, Chicago, IL

Illinois
State University Visiting Artist, Bloomington-Normal, IL


2015


Mana Contemporary Artist-in-Residence, Chicago, IL


2014

ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI

High Concept Laboratories Residency, Chicago, IL

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant 

PUBLICATIONS

2019

“Danny Giles Draws a Black
Frame Around Whiteness”, by Emily Pothast, ArtPractical.com, https://www.artpractical.com/column/danny-giles-draws-a-black-frame-around-whiteness/

2018

Walls Turned Sideways:
Artists Confront the Justice System, catalog, edited by Risa Puleo, various
contributors

2016

Too Many Degrees podcast,
“Funky Timeshare”, http://www.toomanydegrees.com/

Jared Richardson, “Danny
Giles: “Lyric”

Danny Giles, “Family
History”, catalogue essay for exhibition “Tide/Tithe” featuring Alexandria Eregbu
and Rami George at Roots and Culture


2015

Danny Giles, “Some Notes on
Being and the Void”, Finnocchio exhibition catalog

Kate Sierzputowski,
Hyperallergic, “A Procession of Black Love Responds to Controversial Michael
Brown Exhibition in Chicago”, Sept. 7, 2015

LVL Artist of the Week, Interview, LVL3 Gallery


2014

Review: Daniel Giles and eliza myrie at Roots and Culture, by Matt Morris, Newcity
Art, September 29, 2014

Kate Sierzputowski, Inside Within Web Archive, Danny Giles: “The Utility of the
Synthetic”, Mar. 14

Meg Onli, “go/figure”, catalogue essay (“go/figure” at Roots and Culture
Contemporary Art Center)

Danny Giles, “Black Art Sale”, Emergency Report, Ugly Duckling Presse