January 23, 2012


Lives and works in Los Angeles

1996 MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
1988 BA, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

2007 Naked Paintings, Modernism, San Francisco
2006 The Paintings Are Alive, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles
1999 Color, Line, and Language, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

2012 California Abstract Painting 1952-2011, (organized by James Hayward), Woodbury University, Burbank, CA
2008 Alone, Fredericks and Freiser, New York, New York
West Coast Abstraction: Selected Works from 1975-2007, Modernism, San Francisco
2007 L'Invitation Au Voyage, Modernism, San Francisco
Grey Scale, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006 A Little So Cal Abstraction, Mandarin Gallery, (organized by James Hayward), Los Angeles
2005 L.A., Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, New York
2003 Raid the Icebox, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
2002 Alexis Smith, Roy Dowell, Daniel Mendel-Black, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
Trade Show, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA,
Neo Painting, Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju, Korea
2001 Mark Bradford, Richard Haga, Daniel Mendel-Black, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
New Angeles, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Seeing Or Believing, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
1999 Under 500: Intimate Abstract Painting, The Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, (organized by James Hayward)
1998 Still and Otherwise, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
90069, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Catherine Sullivan, "The Artists' Artists," Artforum, December 2007, p. 122
Kenneth Baker, "Daniel Mendel-Back's colorful abstractions," San Francisco Chronicle, August 11, 2007
Michael Ned Holte, "Daniel Mendel-Black," Artforum, February 2007, pp. 301-302
Doug Harvey, “Seven Abstract Painting Shows,” LA Weekly, December 22-28, 2006
Peter Frank, Art Pic of the Week, LA Weekly, Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2006, Vol. 28, No. 45
Chris Kraus, LA Artland, London: Black Dog Press, 2005, pp. 12-14
Chris Kraus, “Daniel Mendel-Black: Solutions to Problems that Do Not Exist,” C International, Fall 2004
Kim, Mi Jin, Neo Painting: Korean and American Young Painting, Kwangju: Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002
David Pagel, “Storefront Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, November 1, 2001
“ ”, “Daniel Mendel-Black: Chaos Around The Corner,” Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2001
“ ”, “Daniel Mendel-Black: At Margo Leavin,” Art Issues, January-February 2000
“ ”, Themes Out of School: Art & Education in Los Angeles, Los Angeles: CAAArt, 2000, p. 73
Michael Duncan, “LA Confidential: Daniel Mendel-Black,” Artnet, Fall 1999



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