Daniel Santa

Artist, Fabricator, Draftsman. MICA 2016, Painting BFA.
Born/currently based in Miami, Florida.

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Education

2012-2016 // Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), BFA in Painting Baltimore, MD

2008-2012 // New World School of the Arts High School, Visual Arts Department Miami, FL

2008-2012 // Miami-Dade College Dual Enrollment Course Studies in Visual Arts Miami, FL

2011 // Marie Walsh Sharpe Art foundation, Summer Seminar Colorado Springs, CO

Objective

Seeking a position to engage within the community and further develop my active experience as an artist.

Professional Experience

2016-present // Envision Art Design north Miami,Florida

Contractor in Venetian and metallic plasters

Proficient in faux marbling and gold/silver leaf application

2016-present // Studio Assistant for artist Jason Galbut

Helped artist create works

Canvas material applicator

Paint mixer

2012-2016 // Campus Security, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Front desk guard

Event supervisor

Directory for incoming students, teachers, and guests

2012-2013 // Clay mixer for Ceramics Department, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Learned to mix earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain from scratch.

Cleaning and maintaining the clay mixers

References

Zanna Osokina
Head Contractor @ Envision Art Design
Zanna@envisionartdesign.com
786.389.6911

Adam Amram
Artist/ Studio mate
adamamramstudio@gmail.com
678.570.5867

Awards + Scholarships

2013 // Competitive Scholarship (MICA)

2012-2013 // Young Arts Honorable mention

2012 // Silver Medal with Distinction Art Portfolio Award

National Arts Honor Society

Deans Grant (MICA)

2012-2013 // Deans List (MICA)

Thalheimer Scholarship (MICA)

Wendy Jachman & Jennifer Meyerberg Scholarship (MICA)

Skills

Bilingual in Spanish and English / Woodworking / Metal Fabrication / Mold Making / Plaster Casting / Clay Mixer / Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator / Color enthusiast / Draftsman / Painter / Conceptual Thinker / Swift Learner

Group Exhibitions

2016 //

Gently in The Sun, Main 330 Baltimore, MD (MICA)

2015 //

Mirror Mirror, Druid Hill Tennis Courts Baltimore, MD

2014 //

TREASURE CHEST, Terrault contemporary Baltimore, MD

2013 //

The Breakfast Club, Unexpected Art Baltimore, MD

Sculptura, Middendorf Gallery Baltimore, MD (MICA)

Selected works for MICA Open House Baltimore, MD (MICA)

Sophomore Painting, Third Floor Main Building Baltimore, MD (MICA)

Over the course of centuries sea levels have been stable by geologic standards, natural systems developed an intimate relationship with the land-sea boundary, creating the beautiful landscapes we inhabit. Within recent history, South Florida’s biosphere has been exhibiting signs of sea-level stress, challenging the survival of our ecosystem, as well as our urban infrastructure. Due to climate change South Florida is at high risk of an apocalyptic disaster that will permanently change the geography of the United States. With most of South Florida under sea level, the fear of becoming a modern day Atlantis is turning into a reality. Daniel’s work seeks to respond to Florida’s impending doom in an attempt to romanticize the ephemerality of South Florida’s landscape, as well as address the issues involved with making works to have longevity in a changing climate. Born and raised in Miami-Dade, Daniel’s work serves to further document the ongoing struggle of keeping the Magic City afloat, in an attempt to promote awareness of this issue, and suggest relocation for future generations. Eventually, with the shift in landscape, the works will act as potential relics that expose the future of a young city that lost its magic to climate change.

A lo largo de los siglos los niveles del mar han sido estables para los estándares geológicos, los sistemas naturales desarrollaron una relación íntima con el límite tierra-mar, generando los bellos paisajes que habitamos. Dentro de la historia reciente, la biosfera de la Florida ha estado exhibiendo signos de estrés, desafiando la supervivencia de nuestro ecosistema, así como nuestra infraestructura urbana. Debido al cambio climático Florida está en alto riesgo de un desastre apocalíptico que va permanente cambiar de forma la geografía de los Estados Unidos. Con la mayor parte del sur de la Florida bajo el nivel del mar, el temor de convertirse en un moderno Atlantis se está convirtiendo en una realidad. El trabajo de Daniel pretende dar respuesta a la destrucción inminente de la Florida en un intento de idealizar lo efímero de paisaje del sur de la Florida, así como la dirección de los asuntos involucrados con la fabricación de las obras para tener longevidad en un clima cambiante. Nacido y criado en Miami-Dade, el trabajo de Daniel sirve para documentar la lucha permanente de mantener a flote la ciudad mágica, en un intento de promover el conocimiento de este problema y sugerir reubicación para las generaciones futuras. Con el tiempo, y el cambio en el paisaje, las obras actuarán como posibles reliquias que exponen el futuro de una ciudad joven que perdió su magia con el cambio climático.

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Dressed in the Shade

2016 Gently in The Sun, Main 330 Baltimore, MD

Madre Nuestra // Material: Plastic + Polyurethane Foam + Chameleon Pigment

Uracán // Material: Plastic + Polyurethane Foam + Thermocromatic Pigment

Coccoloba // Material: Polyurethane + Enamel

South Pointe // Material: Iron + Black Patina + UV Sensitive Pigments

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Bajo el Nivel del Mar:
Home and Garden Repair

2015 Mirror Mirror, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD

Materials: Earthenware + Pine + Cardboard

Materials: Polyurethane + Enamel + Glass Marbles

Materials: Hydrocal + Pine + Tarp + Fountain Pump

Materials: Polyurethane + Styrospray + Enamel + Garden Hose