Originally from Madison, WI, Daniel Garver studied painting in Cortona, Italy, as an undergraduate and received a BFA concentrated in ceramics and art history in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In order to pursue educational experiences in craft, he later moved to Penland, North Carolina, where he worked as a studio assistant, teaching assistant, and freelance artist. In 2015, Daniel received a Core Fellowship at the Penland School of Crafts. Over the course of this two-year fellowship, his work shifted dramatically from ceramics to textiles, while he simultaneously explored metal fabrication, printmaking, paper folding, and drawing. His bold, pattern-heavy work in weaving and drawing explores topics of mathematical sequences, visual perception, and structural systems.
Daniel’s work has been exhibited nationally at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Earlham College, Penland School of Crafts, Peter’s Valley, Red Lodge Clay Center, Caldwell Arts Council (NC), and most recently at the Meadows Gallery (Denton, TX), in the exhibition, Materials: Hard and Soft. During his six-month residency at HCCC, Daniel will continue his research and production of tapestry weaving and natural dyeing, specifically exploring the process of ikat, in which individual threads are bound, dyed, and woven to create intricate nuanced patterns. To learn more about Daniel’s work, visit https://www.danielgarver.com/art.