Bio / Résumé
Dan R. Talley’s artwork grows from his early interest in ideas embodied in Minimal and Conceptual art. His pieces often find form as photographs, drawings, videos, and installations that frequently incorporate written or spoken words. The pieces are often structured on chance operations, rule-based formulas, or other systems that ensure a degree of predetermination. Of late, Talley’s work has explored the paranormal through collaborations with spiritualists and psychics. In addition to artmaking, Talley’s career also includes involvement in arts education and administration. He is Professor Emeritus at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where he taught Lens-Based Media, and Professional Practices. He co-founded two arts organizations that have been in continuous operation since their inceptions: Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT, 1975), and Art Papers Magazine (Atlanta, GA, 1980). His writings about art have appeared in a variety of publications including Sculpture Magazine, New Art Examiner, Ceramics Monthly, Art Papers Magazine, and in numerous exhibition catalogs and books. His artworks are in private and institutional collections. Talley was born in Hogansville, GA, in 1951, raised in Atlanta, and has lived in Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania. He is currently based in Knoxville, Tennessee.
For a detailed biography and history of Dan. R Talley’s career, read the essay, STATE: Obvious/Not So (Selected works, 1973-present) by Daniel Haxall, Ph.D.
Stefan Schein, Portrait of Dan R Talley, collodion on glass plate,
10 x 8 inches, © 2012.
Schein is a 2013 BFA Photo Concentrator at Kutztown University. This image won first place in the Olympus InVision Photo Festival College Exhibition, 2012.