Dan S. Wang (b. 1968, lives and works in Los Angeles, California)
Dan S. Wang practices in three media: drawing, writing, and performance. For the first two decades of his career his practice centered around letterpress printing and the organizing of groups and spaces. His abiding concerns include the construction of ethno-national identities, the politics of territorial belonging and spatial inheritances, political memory and speculation, the practical problems of designing political action within the context of leftist defeatism—and the bits of absurdism to be found in all of the above. His collected letterpress work, A Ragbox of Overstood Grammars 1996-2016, was exhibited at Fonderie Darling in Montreal in 2020. Recent commissions include projects for Station Museum of Houston and Asian Arts Initiative of Philadelphia. He is currently a resident artist at the 18th
Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica. danswang.xyz
Images courtesy of the artist.