Curriculum Vitae


I have teamed with my long-time collaborator, renowned lighting designer Howard Brandston, to develop a dramatic lighting installation for Jefferson Street in downtown Syracuse, NY. It is based on work we began to develop ten years before while creating a temporary installation for the City of Cork in the Republic of Ireland during its celebration as the European Capital of 2005. The present installation is larger, more complex, and more fully realized as a new paradigm for urban street lighting. It is sponsored by Syracuse University with the support of New York State, the building owners adjacent to the site, and the City of Syracuse. Our task is to attract pedestrians to stroll and join the evening street-life from City Hall at Columbus Circle to Armory Square.

Our long-term aim is to eliminate existing streetlights designed to illuminate roadways. Rather, we put our focus on illuminating the walkways, storefronts and landscaping. In doing this we create a safer, more appealing environment for the city to become a comfortable “living” space.

Selected Commissions

2012  Invited contributor to Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts jubilee folio celebrating its 350th anniversary

2011   Blythedale Children's Hospital  Installation for interior garden  Valhalla NY

2010  NJ Transit Meadowlands Rail Station  NJ Transit and NJ Sports and Exposition Authority  Giants Stadium, NJ unrealized project

2009  Arthur Squre Sculpture Commission Government of  Northern Ireland  Department for Social Development Belfast, NI permanent installation

2005-2007  Tobin Street Redesign with HM Brandston & Partners Triskel Arts Centre & City of Cork  Ireland permanent installation

2003  M7  National Roads Authority  Kildare County Council Kildare Co Ireland  permanent installation

2002  N25  National Roads Authority  Wexford County Council  Wexford Co  Ireland  permanent installation

1999   MTA Brighton Line  Brighton Beach Station  New York City  permanent installation

1996   DVT Dance  Urban Artworks  Pace University  New York City  set design

1990   New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicle Services  Southampton NJ  permanent installation

1990   MBTA Orange Line  Forest Hills Station  Boston  permanent installation

Selected Exhibitions

2013   Industrialism Artfactory Patterson, NJ  Matthew Gosser curator

2010   Artpark  University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2003  Byrdcliffe Centennial Exhibition, Woodstock, NY

1997   Artists Choice  Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY

1988   On Site/New England: Public Art in Perspective Bank of Boston Gallery

1988   Dan George: Sites and Sequences  Lake George Arts Project  Lake George NY  exhibition Susan Cooke curator catalog

1986  Sculpture by Dan George   Children's Museum of Manhattan, NYC

1984  Installation  Penn Treaty Park  Port of Philadelphia

1983  Installation  Columbus Circle, Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City

1982  Artpark Lewiston, NY major project catalog

1981  PS 1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources  Long Island City, NY

Selected Grants and Residencies

2005  Crossing Waters  Boomerang Theater Company Cork Ireland international multi-disciplinary invitational residency

2004  Public Art Symposium  Triskel Arts Centre  Cork Ireland  featured speaker  Going Public

1991   Resident Fellow  The Hambidge Center  Rabun Gap Georgia

1985   Artist-in-Residence  Children's Museum of Manhattan, NYC

1983 & 1984  New York Foundation for the Arts grants

1983  Artist-in-Residence  Artpark  Lewiston, NY

1980  Visiting Guest Artist Clayworks, New York City

Selected Bibliography

2006  Folklore  volume 117  number 1  April 2006  cover photograph International Journal of The Folklore Society London, UK

1996  Jennifer Dunning  4 Women, a Garden, Speeches and Gossip, New York Times, August 27 1996 p C 13

1995  Oscar Riera Ojeda (ed)  Hariri & Hariri with essays by Kenneth Frampton and Steven Holl  Monacelli Press 1995

1994  Myrna Margulies Breitbart; Pamela Worden; Creating a Sense of Purpose:  Public Art and Boston Orange Line Places Journal volume 9 number 2  Summer 1994 pp 80-86

1993  Craig Harris (editor)  The Leonardo Almanac  MIT Press  1993  p11

1993  Marty Carlock  A Guide to Public Art in Greater Boston  Harvard Common Press  revised 1993  p 116

1991   Carol Vogel  Material Matters New York Times Magazine  January 6 1991 pp 48-49

1988  Susan Cooke  Dan George:  Sites and Sequences  exhibition catalog  Lake George Arts Project  Lake George   NY

1986  Dan George  Sculpture Approaching the Speed of Light  Leonardo  volume 19  number 3  1986  pp 117-121

1983  Edward J Sozanski  Art/Architecture  Philadelphia Inquirer  August 12 1984  p 55

1981  William Kennedy  O Albany  Viking Press 1983  p 174

1981  Ronny H Cohen  Reviews  Artforum vol XXl  no 4  Dec 1982  p82

1979  John Ashbury  Go Tell it on the Mountain  New York Magazine August 28  1979  pp 83-84

Art Education

1972-1973   Henry Schnakenberg Merit Scholar  Arts Students League

1970-1971    Koning Academie v Shone Kunsten  Antwerp Advanced Sculpture

1968-1973   Arts Students League of New York  Merit Scholar


BA SUNY Albany political theory

Columbia University School of Engineering digital design classes


My primary consideration is to energize the site while mediating and integrating the space between human scale and architectural scale.

Color, the speed and movement of cinema, and images that stimulate the imagination have long been the means for bringing the viewers of my work more deeply into the realm of their imagination. The imagery used in these works hovers between illustrated reality and the abstract. This allows viewers to discover their own imagery, meaning, and understanding of the work, to gain the personal richness of emotional and intellectual complexity.

A couple of examples:

-Race of the black Pig presents a highly colored sequential work. Images transform, morphing from one to another.

- wing >leaf > oak tree > pinwheel > horse legs-- these are arrayed upon the structure of St. Bridget’s cross.

-Spirit of Belfast engages images from the site’s history while respecting the circular flow of pedestrian traffic and not obscuring sightlines along the streets.

- concertina razor wire > four arcs evolving from closed to open describe the change in community relationships.

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