Daniel Alan Gordon-Artist




Artistic Methods/Mediums:

Painting, Printmaking, Decorative Arts—Marquetry & Carving



BA, Drew University, 1985
Owner/Designer/Builder---Daniel Gordon Custom Woodworking, 1989-1995
Cabinetmaker; Project Manager--- Pollaro Custom Furniture, 1995-2002
Independent Artist--- 2002-Present
Teacher, Practical Arts---Mahwah High School, 2003-Present



Cabinetmaker---All facets of cabinetmaking and furniture making
Master marquetarian---Creating and executing original designs
Carver-----------------------Specializing in low relief carving
Printmaker-----------------Specializing in original woodcuts; built own etching press
Painter----------------------Working in oils, acrylics and water colors



Solo Show, Watchung Arts Center:  April 2015, June 2016

Center for Contemporary Art, Spring Members Show, 2015

Open Studio Show, Shop Teacher Studio, 2013, 2014

Long Island Woodworkers Guild, 2011, 2012
NJ Center for Visual Arts, 2011; Honorable Mention
Berkeley Heights, Public Library, 2008, 2009
Drew University, 1997
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 1996
Mark Milliken Gallery, 1996, 1997
Peters Valley Craft Show, 1995
Watchung Arts Center, 1994
American Craft Council Shows, 1992-1994


Notable Commissions:
Jim Hensen Productions, “Desk; Tribute to Jim Hensen” (Pollaro Custom Furniture, 1997)
Steinway & Sons, “Piano; Tribute to Roger Williams” (Pollaro Custom Furniture, 2001)
Gwathmey-Siegel Architects, multiple pieces (Pollaro Custom Furniture, 1996-2001)
Pollaro Custom Furniture, domestic and International works in marquetry, Ongoing


Artistic Influences:

Wharton Esherick; Emile Galle; Georges Braque; Vernon Smith; Willem De Kooning; Sam Maloof; George Nakashima