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  • Art in it's truest form shows the person making it their beauty and relation to the moment. Art lets us be aware in the creation. When we share art with others it becomes electric. Art promotes our basic instinctual element to be playful and become one with our surroundings.

    I approach my art with a vigorous free flow. I work on several at a time. I am interested in how physical objects, poetic abstract forms and emotion spaces communicate making visual corridors. My inspiration comes from the process. In all my art: painting, sculpture, drawing and assemblage, I hope to convey a sincere and instinctive sight.

    I like to make colorful oil painting abstractions. Images of people and landscapes present themselves, become characters and starting reference points to complex narratives and visual questions. I am interested in creating a visual language, answering the notion of what is and what is not. The themes of my paintings range from beauty, music, catharsis, social injustice, community, dreams, nature and time. I hope you enjoy.

  • Daithi was born in the United States (1972). He was awarded at a young age for his artistic talent. He has studied at The University of Wisconsin, The Art Students League of New York City and, through The Pratt Institute of Art, in Lucca, Italy. While in Lucca, his studio was located in the Cathedral Santa Maria Bianca.

    He has exhibited in museums, galleries, universities and city centers across North America, Ireland, Italy and Argentina. Daithi has taught art in many surrounding; such as The McColl Center for the Visual Arts in Charlotte, NC. Save the World Project in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nimbus Arts in Napa Valley, California and most recently as Artist in Residence at The Goodman Community Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

    His art can be found in many private, public and corporate collections.

  • Education

    2000 The Art Students League of New York City

    1997 Pratt Institute; summer program- Tuscany Italy

    Santa Maria Bianca Cathedral- Lucca

    1995 B.F.A. University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh


    Selected One-Person Exhibits

    2015 Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery- Madison, WI.

    Share Gallery- Fond du Lac, WI.

    River Walk Art Center- Fond du Lac, WI.

    DaHouse Resto- Appleton, WI.

    2014 Thrasher Opera House-Green Lake, Wi.

    Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery- Madison, WI.

    Sunroom- Madison, WI.

    2013 Fortino’s- Appleton, WI.

    2012 Bennett Lane Winery- Calistoga, CA.

    Pangea-Ashland, Oregon

    2011 Silverado Brewery- St. Helena, CA.

    2009 Park Plaza Hotel- Oshkosh,WI.

    McKnight & Carlson- Oshkosh, WI.

    2008 Becket’s Restaurant-Oshkosh,WI.

    2007 Hephaestus Gallery- Door County,WI.

    2006 Fusion-Appleton, WI.

    2005 Copper Rock- Appleton, WI.

    2004 Eye of the Arts- Ripon, WI.

    2003 Jambalaya Art Co-Op- Oshkosh, WI.

    2002 New Moon Café- Oshkosh, WI.

    2000 Grand Opera House- Oshkosh, WI.

    1998 Monona Terrace Convention Center- Madison, WI.

    1997 Community di Lucca, Corte’Dell Angelo- Lucca, Italy.

    1997 Mainly Art Gallery- Oshkosh, WI.

    1996 Galway Art Yard- Galway, Ireland.

    1995 Upstairs Art Studios- Oshkosh, WI.


    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2015 Wantoot American Art and Craft- Mineral Point, WI.

    Horicon National Park (benefit)-WI.

    The Yellow Rose Gallery- Madison, WI.

    Jambalaya Arts- Oshkosh, WI.

    Evolution Arts Collective-Madison, WI.

    Willy Street Fair (performance painting)- Madison, WI.

    2014 Goodman Community Center-Madison, WI.

    Share Gallery- Fond du Lac, WI.

    Evolution Arts Collective-Madison, WI.

    Jambalaya Arts- Oshkosh, WI.

    Center Ground Studios-Blue Mound, WI.

    Attic Window- Evansville, WI.

    2013 Art Attack Gallery- San Fransisco, CA.

    Trout Museum of Art- Appleton, WI.

    Jambalaya Art Collective- Oshkosh, WI.

    2012 The Tea Room- Santa Fe, NM.

    Napa Valley Museum of Art- Yountville, CA.

    YN5 Gallery- SanFransisco, CA.

    Nimbus Arts- St. Helena, CA.

    Yo El Rey- Calistoga, CA.

    Biu Bistro- Napa, CA.

    Arlene Fransis Theater-Santa Rosa, CA.

    2011 Napa Valley Museum of Art- Yountville, CA.

    Vonstrausser Winery- Calistoga, CA.

    Slack Art Collective- Napa, California

    Nimbus Arts- St.Helena, CA.

    Bottom of the Hill (performance)- San Fransisco, CA.

    Bossorono Hotel- Yountville, CA.

    Arlene Fransis Theater- Santa Rosa, CA.

    2010 St. Supery Winery- St. Helena, CA.

    Nimbus Arts- St. Helena, CA.

    2009 St. Supery Winery- St. Helena, CA.

    Neville Public Museum- Green Bay, WI.

    Triennial- Oshkosh, WI.

    Chaos Art Experience at The Time Theater- Oshkosh, WI.

    2008 Broome Street Gallery- SoHo, N.Y.C.

    Francis Harding Gallery- Door County, WI.

    2007 Bohnenkamp & Revale Art Gallery- Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Vanderbilt Gallery- Nantucket, MA.

    Les Passants du Sans Soucy Gallerie- Montreal, Canada.

    2006 Vanderbilt Gallery- Nantucket, MA.

    State Street Gallery- Madison, WI.

    Inside Out Gallery- Milwaukee, WI.

    Water Street Gallery- Princeton, WI.

    Gallery 10- Door County, WI.

    2005 The Neville Public Museum-Green Bay, WI.

    Secura Insurance Art Annual- Appleton, WI.

    The Hilton Hotel- Oshkosh, WI.

    2004 The Neville Public Museum- Green Bay, WI.

    The Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, WI.

    2003 Oshkosh Public Museum- Oshkosh, WI.

    Paine Art Center- Oshkosh, WI.

    Appleton Art Center-Oshkosh, WI.

    Alberta Kimble Auditorium- Oshkosh,WI.

    Monk-Reising Gallery- Oshkosh, WI.

    2002 Wagner Opera House-Oshkosh, WI.

    2001 Art International- Asheville, NC.

    McColl Center for the Visual Arts- Charlotte, NC.

    Pack Place, Art ans Science Center- Asheville, NC.

    2000 Galerie France Art- Montreal, Canada

    Les Passants du Sans Soucy Gallerie- Montreal, Canada.

    1999 New York University of Law- N.Y.C.

    Earth Works Gallery- Chicago, IL.

    505 Gallery- Bisbee, AZ.

    Paine Art Center (Marquee)- Oshkosh, WI.

    1997 West Stuben Gallery, Pratt Institute- N.Y.C.

    The Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, WI.

    1996 The Sense- Oshkosh, WI.

    1995 The Neville Public Museum- Green Bay, WI.

    William Bonifas Fine Art Center- Escanaba, MI.

    Pioneer Resort- Oshkosh, WI.

    1989 Ozaukee Art Center- Cedarburg, WI.


    Select Private, Public and Corporate Collections

    -Northwest Airlines, Outagamie Airport- commissioned mural

    -The Paine Art Center

    -The Appleton Art Center

    -The University of Wisconsin

    -The Naturist Society

    -Castle Pierce Printing

    -Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Heald

    -Paul and Cindy Schuemaucher

    -The Rebell Alliance Theater

    -Mr. Andrew Doemel (commisioned painting)

    -Ms. Katherine Nofke (comminsioned sculpture)

    -Alee Mura Bar Igea, Italy

    -Dr. H Rupert Thebald

    -Mrs. Maria Antonieta Mariotti

    -VonStrausser Winery

    -Smith Mondrone Winery

    -Somerston Winery

    -Silverado Brewing

    -Mr. James Capadona

    -Calistoga Inn

    -Go Fish Asian Restaurant

    -Ms. Judith Ann Moriarty

    -Mr. Mrs. Nina Maylin

    -Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Gamble

    -Mr. Aaron Knoelke

    -Mr. and Mrs. Marty Castleberg


    Select Books, Articles, Catalogs and Media

    -The Art of Daithi. 20 Years. Bookemon Press. 2015.

    -Art Now New York. Amy Schaible. March 1999. Pg. 25 O.I.A. (D.A.Kelley)

    -Daithi- Oil, Ink & Assemblage 1996-2005.

    -Calistoga Tribune, CA. May 2012.

    -Public Sculptures in Wisconsin. 1848-1998. University Press, Chapter Northeast.

    -Art Muscle. “The Naked Truth,” Dec.- Jan. 1997, Vol 11, Issue 2, pg 13.

    -Wisconsin Review. Paul Niesen. 1998. Vol.33. Issue 1: cover, pg 85,101.

    -Wisconsin Review. Hope Schuhart.2009. Vol 43. Issue 2:
    cover & center art.

    -East Side News. Madison, WI. October, 2015. 

    -The Oshkosh Cultural Channel, 10. Artist Interview, June 2000.

    -Editorial. “Oshkosh, Artist Haven.” March and April 2007,
    Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors.