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  • “"TheVoyeur"”

    Oil On Wood Plein Air

Daniel Stauff

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artist bio

Education / Experience

Milwaukee Institute of Art And Design - BFA 1981
Founder and Director - Flesh Experts Drawing Group 1980-2013
Director Mural Painters - Center Street Face Lift Project 1993
Co-Founder, President and Treasurer Riverwest Artists Association, 1983-1989

Exhibitions

MIAD Graduate Show - 1981
Milwaukee Art Museum Sales Gallery 1983-1988
Park East Hotel, Purchase Exhibit, 1981
Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors Show Exhibit Milwaukee and Beloit, 1983
Riverwest Artists Association Studio “Art Walk” Walking Tour, Milwaukee, WI 1982-1993
Silver Paper Gallery, One Man Show “Paintings and Assemblages”, Milwaukee, WI Autumn 1989
Silver Paper Gallery, Flesh Experts Drawing Group Show, Milwaukee, WI 1992
Woodland Pattern Streetscape Paintings Locust St Milwaukee, WI 1991-1994
Figure Drawing Juried Exhibition, UWM Union Gallery Milwaukee, WI 1995
Fine Line Designs Art Gallery, Ephraim WI, 1997-2004
Silver Paper Gallery, Flesh Experts Drawing Group Show Milwaukee, WI 1996
Artistry Gallery, Two Person Show, “Down The Garden Path” Spring Milwaukee, WI 1996
Artistry Gallery, Two-Person Show, Artwalk, Milwaukee, WI Summer 1996
Uihlien-Peters Gallery, “ Curators Choice” Milwaukee, WI 1999
John A Balistreri Gallery, Ephraim, Wi Gallery Artist 1997-2001
Milwaukee Ale House Grand opening Exhibition Milwaukee, WI October 1997-2001
Leenhouts Gallery, Unitarian Church, 2 person show Milwaukee, WI 1998
Uihlien-Peters Gallery, Door County Artists, Milwaukee, WI 2000
Katie Gingrass Gallery, “Wisconsin In Bloom” May-June 2000 - Milwaukee, WI
Katie Gingrass Gallery, Gallery Artist, 2000-2003 Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Artists Group Show, St Johns Milwaukee, WI 2004
Art and Soul Gallery, Gallery Artist, Milwaukee, WI 2001-2004
Milwaukee Artists Show, Milwaukee Art Museum Invitational, Milwaukee, WI 2005
William V DeLind Gallery, Christmas Show, Milwaukee, WI 2005
Danceworks, Two Artists Show, Milwaukee, WI 2006
The Garden Room, “Flowers and Gardens” Milwaukee, WI 2007
William V DeLind Gallery, Bare Walls, Milwaukee, WI 2008
Open Canvas Participant, Milwaukee, WI 2010 2011 2013 2014
Top Ten Award winner One Week Painting, ArtBar, Milwaukee 2011
Art Bar Mini Show, Milwaukee, Wi 2004-2014
Forward Wisconsin Show, Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee 2012 and 2014
Fan Favorite Forward Wisconsin Show, Charles Allis Museum 2014
Swig Gallery “Milwaukee’s Lost River Port paintings” 2013
St Mark’s Gallery “L’Eau Essence de la Vie” 2 person show 2014

Donor Art includes, Milwaukee Aids Fund, Channel 10 Auction, Boerner Botanical Gardens,
Renaissance Theatre Works, Diabetes Foundation and Milwaukee River Keepers.
Represented in Collections of: Ozaukee Country Club, NML Milwaukee, Landaas and Company and private collections throughout the Unites States, Europe and Canada
Published in book “Private Places of Door County” and “Milwaukee’s Lost River Port”.

artist statement

My artistic vocabulary originated within the realm of large, abstract paintings in oils as well as multimedia constructions. With a core of study in figure drawing, sculpture and oil painting, I moved into several different areas of study. These ranged from small and very detailed paintings of birds, to large street murals. I also founded and ran the Flesh Experts figure drawing group. This was a focused study of the figure and existed for the better part of 23 years.

In the summer of 1984, I started Plein air painting in watercolor and then Oil paints. I continued this focus through 2001. I restarted my concentration on realism in the studio. It led me to do portraits of people and animals. I started to photograph and then paint from those photographs. This emphasis on realism began to also take on an impressionistic feel.

In 2003 I began working on a series of paintings done from historical black and white photographs from Europe. I have expanded the study to Milwaukee River and preserved Maritime photographs to fulfill my desire to experience our history. And that is a big part of my work to this day. Within this theme of living in the recent past, my love of Native Americans has presented itself in similar paintings from old photographs and postcards.

For me, painting is an ever-present desire and I continue to explore different techniques and subject matter. Both my wife Bridget Wolf, also and artist, and I continue to explore Plein air painting throughout the United States, The Americas and Europe.

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