Danny McCaw/ Danny McCaw

United States 1978

Installation, Sculpture, Painting

www.mccawcontemporary.com

Danny McCaw
Danny McCaw
Male
United States
1978

It is one thing to be the only artist in the family – no need to catch up the fame of the others – and a completely different thing is when you are born into a family where you are the third artist. American artist Danny McCaw should know all the advantages and disadvantages of being a son and a younger brother to already acknowledged artists. The struggle he fought to find his own path in art was real, as the search for identity was something that mostly shaped Danny’s artistic language.

Danny McCaw was born into a family where he is the third artist

Danny McCaw - Figure With Abstract
Danny McCaw – Figure With Abstract

From High-School to Galleries

Danny McCaw was born in 1978 in Torrance at the Los Angeles County – a place with 2.4 km of beaches on the Pacific Ocean and the second-highest percentage of Japanese demographic in California. As the youngest son of the highly acclaimed contemporary expressionist Dan McCaw and a brother of abstract modern artist John – Danny was always surrounded with creative incentives. Thanks to that, he began expressing his artistic visions when he was only a child. Early drawing and painting in such artistic atmosphere of painters, poets, and photographers naturally started to develop into mature individual statements. After Danny McCaw finished high-school in 1996, he chose Scottsdale Art School to study Art under one of the leading figure painters – Steve Huston. Of course, Danny’s father remained his main and constant guidance. The passion for drawing and painting this painter felt, reached such level that he quit his artistic education so he could fully dedicate to the art production. McCaw even began exhibiting in 1998, only two years after his high-school graduation. As the public received his early work with a thrill, Danny was encouraged even more to create and exhibit. The main quality of his work was and still is this artist’s honesty and creativity, and almost tangible and visible desire for an artistic singularity.

Danny’s father remained his main and constant guidance

Danny McCaw - Central park, 2015
Danny McCaw – Central park, 2015

In a Search for Individuality

McCaw’s work can be placed somewhere between reality and abstraction, with no clear border between the two. As a matter of fact, he builds his work by layering those forms in order to create a specific rhythm of the entire composition. The materials he uses are sanders, floor scrapers, tar, wax, and basically anything he can find lying around his studio in the creation process of his painting, sculpture or installation.

There is no doubt that this artist, often influenced by classic, traditional and modern art in his youth, managed to find his so desired individuality and with it, his own artistic independence. But, he wouldn’t stop there – his work is in constant evolution, exploring both history and imagination and both past and present. Today, his father, brother and Danny McCaw create together in one studio, exchanging ideas and theories embodied in their artworks. Each one owns something specific to all McCaws, but each one is also an artist for himself, as original as it gets.

Danny’s work is in constant evolution

Danny McCaw - Head 1 and 2
Danny McCaw – Head 1 and 2

Awards and Recognitions

Danny McCaw won many awards and recognitions, like those of the Wright Foundation in 2002, or when he was chosen amongst the Top 30 artist under 30 by Southwest Art in 2004. Besides that, McCaw was awarded the Best Show at Window to divine in 2014. His work can be found in many private and public collections, all around the world.

This artist is represented by Gallery 1261.

Danny McCaw lives and works in his native Torrance, California.

Featured image: Danny McCaw in the studio and all artworks images © artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Danny McCawSue Greenwood Fine ArtSolo
2013Three Man ExhibitionMorris & Whiteside, Hilton Head Island, SC.Group
2013Group ShowLong Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA.Group
2013Group ShowCalifornia Museum of Fine Art, Torrance,CA.Group
2012CONVERGENYC.Group
2012Group ShowSloane Merrill Gallery, Boston, MA.Group
2012Three Man ExhibitionMorris & Whiteside, Hilton Head Island, SC.Group
2012The Contemporary Figure: Past PresenceMOAH Museum, Lancaster, CA.Group
2012Group ShowTrailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY.Group
2012California DreamingAnne Irwin, Atlanta, GA.Group
2011Group ShowRussell Museum, Great Falls, MT.Group
2011Group ShowMadden Museum, Denver, CO.Group
2011AustionMorris & Whiteside, Hilton Head Island, SC.Group
2011Group ShowAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Group
2011Three Man ShowGallery 1261, Denver, CO.Group
2011Group ShowTrailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.Group
2011Group ShowTrailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY.Group
2010Danny McCawAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Solo
2010Group ShowRussell Museum, Great Falls, MT.Group
2010Group ShowMadden Museum, Denver, CO.Group
2010AuctionMorris & Whiteside, Hilton Head Island, SC.Group
2010Group ShowGallery 1261, Denver, CO.Group
2010Group ShowTrailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.Group
2010Group ShowTrailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY.Group
2009Danny McCawAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Solo
2009Danny McCawMeyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.Solo
2009Danny McCawTrailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.Solo
2009Group ShowRussell Museum, Great Falls, MT.Group
2009AuctionMorris & Whiteside, Hilton Head Island, SC.Group
2009Group ShowGallery 1261, Denver, CO.Group
2009Group ShowAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Group
2009Group ShowTrailside Gallery, “Two Man Show”, Scottsdale, AZ.Group
2009Three Man ShowTimmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Group
2008Danny McCawAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Solo
2008Danny McCawMeyer Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.Solo
2008AuctionMorris & Whiteside Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC.Group
2008Group ShowGallery 1261, Denver, CO.Group
2008Group ShowAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Group
2008Group ShowTrailside Gallery, “Two Man Show” Scottsdale, AZ.Group
2008Group ShowTrailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY.Group
2008Three Man ShowTimmons Gallery,Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Group
2008Group ShowAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Group
2008Group ShowTrailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.Group
2008Interpretation Of the FigureGallery 1261, Denver, CO.Group
2008Two Man ShowCoda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.Group
2007Danny McCawAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Solo
2007Danny McCawMeyer Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.Solo
2007Danny McCawTimmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Solo
2007AuctionMorris & Whiteside, Hilton Head Island, SC.Group
2006Danny McCawWendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.Solo
2006Danny McCawAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Solo
2006Danny McCawTimmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Solo
2006Group ShowP.V. Collects, Palos Verde’s, CA.Group
2006Summer InvitationalGallery 1261, Denver, CO.Group
2006InvitationalHoward Manville, Seattle, WA.Group
2005Danny McCawAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Solo
2005Danny McCawTimmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Solo
2005Danny McCawTrailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.Solo
2005Three Man ShowTimmons Gallery, Solana Beach, CA.Group
2005Family Tradition ShowWendt Gallery,Laguna Beach, CA.Group
2005Emerging Artist ShowScottsdale, AZ.Group
2005Study’s & Small Works ExhibitionGallery 1261, Denver, CO.Group
2005Small Works ShowWendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.Group
2005Invitational ShowSalon De Arts, Denver, CO.Group
2005Two Man ShowTrailside Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.Group
2004Danny McCawWendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CASolo
2004Danny McCawTimmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Solo
2004Three Man ShowWendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.Group
2004Group ShowMendenhall Sobieski Gallery,Pasadena, CA.Group
2004Three Man ShowTimmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Group
2004InvitationalAnne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Group
2003Danny McCawTimmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Solo
2003Small WorksWendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.Group
2003Three Man ShowTrailside Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY.Group
2002Three Man ShowTimmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Group
2001Three Man ShowTimmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Group
2000Three Man ShowTimmons Gallery, Rancho Santa Fe, CA.Group