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, 1995-2003
Teacher, Industrial Art and Design---Mahwah High School, 2003-2019
Independent Artist--- 2002-Present



Painter---working in oils, acrylics and watercolors
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



Art Show and Open Studio, Berkeley Heights, NJ: September 2017,  September 2018,  September 2019 

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

Center for Contemporary Art, Spring Members Show, 2015

Open Studio Show, Shop Teacher Studio, Berkeley Heights, NJ - 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:
Doug & Kristen Monks, "Presidential Mountains" & "Whitney Barn," Oil Paintings, 2019
Mark & Wendy Larabee, "Sunset in Naples," Oil Painting, 2019
Jim Hensen Productions, Marquetry, “Desk; Tribute to Jim Hensen” (Pollaro Custom Furniture, 1997)

Steinway & Sons, Marquetry, “Piano; Tribute to Roger Williams” (Pollaro Custom Furniture, 2001)


Artistic Influences: Emile Galle; Zao Wou Ki; Joan Mitchell; Vernon Smith; Joan Eardley; Willem De Kooning; Sam Maloof