Dan Paz

Dan Paz is a Latinx visual artist and scholar. Dan’s research into histories and processes of image-making explores queerness, racialized identities, the complications of nationality, and the impact of migration in the Global South.

Paz’s research encompasses image technology, the performance of representation, and the relationships inspired by the pursuit of making art. Their overall creative practice is invested in curatorial, educational, and community-building practices, working towards a more equitable future.

Dan completed a BFA in Video with minors in Photography and Art History at The Atlanta College of Art (Atlanta, GA), and an MFA from The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL).

The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building 4k Film, HD video, Photograms, Bleachers 2018-present
Lectern at the former Queer Pier (from the body of work Monument a Surface) White oak, coral automotive paint 6’ H, 24” W, 22” D 2018
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  1. […] Dan Paz is based in Seattle, Washington. There she finds a modest but vibrant arts community that is on the verge of expanding. At present, she is involved in multiple projects including one titled The Sun Never Knew How Great it was Until it Struck the Side of a Building. This project, named after a quote from Brutalist architect Louis Kahn, examines how Brutalism finds its way to the U.S. The work investigates otherness in relation to place-based work. Paz also works in photography and expanded forms of media. To hear more about her work and live in Seattle, including her work with incarcerated youth which influences her projects, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Dan Paz is based in Seattle, Washington. There she finds a modest but vibrant arts community that is on the verge of expanding. At present, she is involved in multiple projects including one titled The Sun Never Knew How Great it was Until it Struck the Side of a Building. This project, named after a quote from Brutalist architect Louis Kahn, examines how Brutalism finds its way to the U.S. The work investigates otherness in relation to place-based work. Paz also works in photography and expanded forms of media. To hear more about her work and live in Seattle, including her work with incarcerated youth which influences her projects, listen to the complete interview. […]