Dan Attoe was born in 1975 in Bremerton, Washington. He grew up in parts of Washingon, Idaho, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and now lives in Washougal, Washington. He received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin in ’98 and his MFA from the University of Iowa in ’04. Dan is represented by Peres Projects Berlin, Western Exhibitions in Chicago and Fourteen30 Contemporary in Portland, Oregon. He has had several solo shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and Berlin, as well as several throughout Europe.
His most recent gallery solo shows were Landscapes with Water, at Peres Projects in Berlin in March 2014, and Dan Attoe at 1430 Contemporary in Portland in May 2014. Dan has been in numerous group shows in galleries all over the world and several museums – including the Portland Art Museum. He worked with and was part of the inspiration for a line of clothing by fashion designer Adam Kimmel in 2011. Dan is also one of the founders of the art collaborative Paintallica whose most recent installation was at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. He enjoys the beauty and the culture in the Northwest and Portland where he sometimes teaches courses at Portland State University.