Danial Nord is an interdisciplinary artist who reinterprets the familiar language and trappings of mass communication. Nord’s provocative installations draw from his accomplishments as an award winning designer-animator in the entertainment industry, as an internationally based fashion designer, and as a scenic and prop artist for film, television and theater. His agile manipulation of color, light, form, moving image, and sound catches viewers in a cycle of seduction and confrontation.
Nord’s large-scale installations were recently featured in “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and in the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. He has exhibited in the US and abroad at World Expo 2010, Shanghai, China, Stadsmuseum Ghent, Belgium, in New York at Freight + Volume and ISE Cultural Foundation, in Philadelphia at ICA, and in the Los Angeles area at California Museum of Photography, Fringe Exhibitions, HAUS, Pacific Design Center, and the City of L.A. Municipal Art Gallery. His exhibitions have been covered by the LA Times, LA Weekly, ARTFORUM, Artweek, Afterimage, and NPR. He has been honored with numerous awards including two Artistic Innovation Grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and a City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship.
Nord earned his BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy. He continued with postgraduate studies in communication technologies and media at School of Visual Arts and the NYU Center for Digital Multimedia in New York. He lives and works in Los Angeles.