Daniel Gonzalez Biography

Daniel Gonzalez



Contemporary printmaker, muralist, graphic artist and multi-media artist Daniel Gonzalez spent his childhood between Los Angeles and the town of En Teúl in Mexico, where his extended family was located. Much of his work reflects the division he experienced between these two worlds. An early interest in art led to enrollment in after-school arts programs, and an award by Congresswoman Lucile Roybal-Allard for the Congressional District Arts Competition in his senior year of high school. Upon graduation he was accepted into the Graphic Design division of the California College of Arts and Crafts in the Bay Area. There, he discovered printmaking, studying under artist Nance O'Banion.

Following the two-year program, Gonzalez continued to pursue printmaking and letterpress through volunteer work at the San Francisco Center for the Book, as well as mentoring under Juan Fuentes, director of Mission Gráfica at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco. By 2002 he returned to Los Angeles and continued to volunteer in printmaking workshops, particularly at Self Help Graphics & Arts. In 2005, he established his own printmaking practice in Highland Park, Los Angeles, after acquiring a press.

Gonzalez completed his studies in graphic design in 2014, graduating Cum Laude from UCLA’s School of Art and Architecture in the Design Media Arts program. He has since become involved in several multi-media projects throughout the U.S. and Mexico, using printmaking, muralism, digital arts, and coding. His work is included in the Mexican Museum of Chicago, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, San Francisco Public Library, and the Carnegie Museum.