Daniel Ranalli grew up in coastal Connecticut. He has been working as a visual artist for over 45 years. His work is in the permanent collections of over thirty museums here and abroad including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum and National Gallery of American Art (Smithsonian). He has been included in over 150 solo and group shows in the U.S. and abroad. Daniel has also been the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and multiple fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Although largely situated within the medium of photography, Ranalli’s work can often be characterized as conceptual and/or environmental. The work is frequently rooted in the balance between control and chance – such as the unforeseen results in the photogram, the found scrawls on a classroom chalkboard or the path of a snail in wet sand.
In 1993 Daniel Ranalli founded the Graduate Program in Arts Administration at Boston University where he taught until 2015. He also wrote extensively on artist issues for several publications in the 1980s and 1990s. Daniel Ranalli lives in Cambridge and Wellfleet, Massachusetts with his wife the artist, Tabitha Vevers.
Daniel Ranalli is represented by:
Laurence Miller Gallery 521 W. 26th St. 5th floor New York, NY
Gallery Kayafas, 560 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
Click here to see a video - interview that was produced during the 20 year survey show TRACES at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 2011.
Click here to read an interview in Maverick Arts with Charles Giuliano.
Take a look at this short video on Daniel Ranalli raking one of his
Zen Gardens on the beach in Nova Scotia by award winning
filmmaker Tony Sherin.