"Dan Gribben is an artist, which has always been true. He expresses himself through many avenues including painting, skateboarding, filmmaking and he is also a tattoo artist. He grew up in Scotia, NY which he quickly realized that mediocrity was just not for him.
Dan's ambition and desire to follow his dreams and to not settle for anything less and to create his own happiness is a special trait that few have. He has the ability to drop the "safe" lifestyle in favor of something more and that is incredibly inspiring.
Dan loves to help people and to inspire others that are around him. He has always been a leader and it seems that everywhere he goes, people seem to gravitate to him and feed off of Dan's positive and motivating energy. Dan lives his life out of love and nothing else. His tenacity to not only start a big project, but to finish the project with such focus and commitment is what separates him as an artist and as a person.
Dan is willing to take on huge RISK and isn't afraid of the trials and tribulations that life throws at him in order to achieve his goals. Dan has always been a dreamer and a doer. He hasn't lost sight of all the things he would say he would do as a kid "when he grows up". Many people lose sight of who they really are and they lose sight of their goals and they trade those things in for a good, steady and most of all SAFE job.
Dan is many things but above all else, he is an artist. An artist and a creator of his own happiness." -Jon Kinum
2011 Masters in Art Education K-12 GPA: 3.86 Sage Graduate School Albany, NY
2009 Bachelors in Art SUNY University At Albany Albany, NY
2006 Associates in Art Fulton-Montgomery Community College Johnstown, NY
2004 High School Diploma Scotia-Glenville High School Scotia, NY
2014 'Holiday Bazaar' First Friday Group Exhibition Curated by Jenn Ludwig and Amber Ellis-Seguine Works from Dan Gribben, Raylene Gorum, Kevin Simpson, Belinda Chlouber, Nathalie Fabri, Jeanie Thrift, Jane Henri, Pericles Pneumatikos, Carol Aaron, Emily Smith, Melody Grace Cave, Alicia Dornadic, and Alex Chaney The Shop at Flywheel Press, San Mateo, CA 309 7th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 December 5th
2014 'Isolation' First Friday Group Exhibition Curated by Jenn Ludwig and Amber Ellis-Seguine New works from Dan Gribben, Rachelle Kaldani, Alicia Dornadic and Carol Aaron The Shop at Flywheel Press, San Mateo, CA 309 7th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 November 7th
2014 'The Time is Now' Bitcoin Inspired Group Art Show Curated by Shirley Lee New works from Dan Gribben, Brett Hunter, Thomas-Joseph Carrieri, Sean Vallor, Kelly Ahrens, Cassie Olitan, Jeff Gomez, Happy Dong, Zachary Sweet, JOE, Sure, and Michael Covington 20Mission Coworking Space, 2415 Mission St. San Francisco, CA March 6th
2014 'Power Up' Video Game Inspired Group Art Show Curated by Shirley Lee and Alejandro Hernandez New works from Dan Gribben, Joe & Jenny Troung, Pemex, Shayna Yasuhara, Nate1, Cowfinn, Adam S. Ziskie, Meng, Cassie Olitan, Zachary Sweet, Strider Patton, Shaun Kosoy, Chelsea V. Javier, Ben Clarke, Sure, Meluminatti, Smooi, Stephan Aronsen, and Jankro. 20Mission Coworking Space, 2415 Mission St. San Francisco, CA January 16th
2013 'Holiday Bizarre' First Friday Group Exhibition Curated by Jenn Ludwig and Amber Ellis-Seguine Works from Dan Gribben, Thomas Carrieri, Erin Dobson, Judy Ellis, Eric Holm, Bonnie-Jeanne Lawless, Pelham Houchin III, Katelyn Miller, Gabor Nagy, Sheldon Rilliet, Ben Seevers, Andrea Simmons, Ginger Slonaker, Fluer Spoildor, Albert Loves Frida, and Sean Vallor. The Shop at Flywheel Press, San Mateo, CA 309 7th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 December 6th
2013 '17th Annual San Mateo Wine Walk Exhibition' at The Grotto Works from Dan Gribben, Ben Seevers, Katelyn Miller, Thomas Carrieri, Ginger Slonaker, Sean Vallor, Eric Holm, and Andrea Michelle Simons. The Grotto, San Mateo, CA October 5th
2013 'Community' First Friday Group Exhibition Curated by Dan Gribben, Jenn Ludwig and Amber Ellis-Seguine Works from Dan Gribben, Ben Seevers, Dylan Hararah, Pelham Houchin III, Todd Lanam, Cindy Tomczyk, Fleur Spolidor and Thomas Carrieri. The Shop at Flywheel Press, San Mateo, CA 309 7th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 June 7th- July 7th
2013 The Reptile Breeders Show. Lodi Grape Festival Fairground Lodi, CA April 27-28
2013 Repticon Reptile Exhibition. Reno, NV February 8-9
2011 MAT Art Education Exhibition. The Little Gallery at The Sage Colleges Albany, NY June 10-27
2009 Art on Lark. Group exhibition with The Existing Artists. Albany, NY June 6
2009 BA Student Art Show. SUNY Albany campus Albany, NY May 16
2008 Art on Lark. Upstate Artists Guild. Albany, NY June 21
2008 Schenectady Art Night Arts Center at Proctors Theater. Works from Dan Gribben, Josh Boyark and Jerad Gribben Schenectady, NY August 15
2008 First Friday Art Exhibition The Upstate Artists Guild Albany, NY August 1
2007 SUNY Albany Artist Cooperative Group Exhibition Albany, NY April 4
2006 Student Art Exhibit (Juried) Fulton-Montgomery Community College The Perella Gallery, Johnstown, NY June, 1
2006 $1000.00 Scholarship for Cultural Diversity Essay at the College of Saint Rose. Albany, NY
2004 $500.00 Carl Steubing Award for a Student in Visual Art for Excellence in Art and an Interest in a Career in Art Education Scotia- Glenville H.S Scotia, NY