Although largely situated within the medium of photography, Ranalli’s work can also be characterized as formalist and/or environmental. The images are frequently rooted in the balance between control and chance – such as the unforeseen results in the photogram, the found scrawls on an unerased 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 painter, Tabitha Vevers.
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.
Daniel Ranalli is represented by:
Laurence Miller Gallery 521 W. 26th St. New York, NY
Gallery Kayafas, 560 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
Schoolhouse Gallery, 494 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA