Lives and Works in Los Angeles


1996  MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

1988  BA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA


2016  Daniel Mendel-Black, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

2007  Naked Paintings, Modernism Inc., San Francisco, CA

2006  The Paintings Are Alive, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999  Color, Line, and Language, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2019 André Butzer, Daniel Mendel-Black, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal

2017 André Butzer, Daniel Mendel-Black, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck, Austria

Thomas Arnolds, André Butzer, Daniel Mendel-Black, Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne, Germany

2004 The Last of The Blood and Guts Brigade: Daniel Mendel-Black and Mark Roeder, (organized by Larry Johnson), sixteen:one gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2002 Alexis Smith, Roy Dowell, Daniel Mendel-Black, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001 Mark Bradford, Richard Haga, Daniel Mendel-Black, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA


2019 Original Copy, Alta, Malmö, Sweden

MICROLOGIES #1, (curated by DXIX, Los Angeles), Scharaun Projects, Berlin, Germany

LA-Chicken-And-Waffles-Artist-Movement​: Bara, André Butzer, Daniel Mendel-Black, Joel Mesler, Phil Wagner, West Avenue 34, Los Angeles, CA 

Think In Pictures, Amelchenko, New York, New York (catalogue)

Color, Shape, Texture, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO​

2018 Points of Light in a Nocturnal World, (curated by John Newsom), 7 Herkimer Place, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)

​Island In The Sun, Centro Cultural, Sao Lourenço, Portugal (catalogue)

2017 Leaning Tower of Pisa, DXIX Projects, Venice, CA

NONOBJECTIVE PAINTING, (organized by James Hayward), Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO (catalogue) (documentary)

Back To The Shack, Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, CA

Lob Des Schattens, (curated by André Butzer), 284 Grand Street, New York, NY (catalogue)

2016 Truth Syrup, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA 

Der Funke soll in Dir sein, (organized by André Butzer), Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany

2015 Zeit Der Harmonie, (organized by André Butzer), Galerije Contra, Zagreb, Croatia

2014  André  Butzer, Marcel Hüppauff, Daniel Mendel-Black, Philipp Schwalb, (organized by André Butzer), Galerie Bernd   Kugler, Innsbruck, Austria 

Los Angeles Museum of Art, Made In L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

Sand In My Shoes, Tif Sigfrids Gallery, Los Angeles

2012  California Abstract Painting 1952-2011, (organized by James Hayward), Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

Candor (A Tribute to Mike Kelley), Long Beach City College Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2008  Alone, Fredericks and Freiser, New York, NY

West Coast Abstraction: Selected Works from 1975-2007, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

2007  L'Invitation Au Voyage, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

Grey Scale, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2006  A Little So Cal Abstraction, Mandarin Gallery, (organized by James Hayward), Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

2005  L.A., Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY

2004  Kommando Pfannenkuchen: Deutsche und Amerikanische Kunst, (organized by André Butzer), Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

2003  Raid the Icebox, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002  Neo Painting: Korean and American Young Painting, Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangju, Korea (catalogue)

2001  New Angeles, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Seeing Or Believing, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999  Under 500: Intimate Abstract Painting, (organized by James Hayward) The Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA

1998  Still and Otherwise, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

90069, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Baker, Kenneth, "Daniel Mendel-Back's Colorful Abstractions", San Francisco Chronicle, August 11, 2007

Buckley, Annie, "Daniel Mendel-Black at Sixteen:One Gallery", Artweek, Volume 36, Issue 9, November 2005

Chambers, Maria, "A Little So Cal Abstraction", A Little So Cal Abstraction: Exhibition Catalogue, 2006

Chattopadhyay, Collette, "Delusionarium 2 at White Box", Artweek, Volume 36, Issue 6, July/August 2005

Duncan, Michael, “LA Confidential: Daniel Mendel-Black,”, Fall 1999

Frank, Peter, Art Pic of the Week, LA Weekly, Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2006, Vol. 28, No. 45

Harvey, Doug, “Seven Abstract Painting Shows,” LA Weekly, December 22-28, 2006

“ ”, "10 L.A. Artists Whose Work You Probably Don’t Know—But Should,", October 31, 2017

Holte, Michael Ned, "Daniel Mendel-Black," Artforum, February 2007, pp. 301-302

Jelcic, Ivona, "Melange Selbsfindungstrips," Tiroler Tageszeitung, July 2, 2014

Kim, Mi Jin, Neo-Painting: Korean and American Young Painting, Kwangju: Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002

Kraus, Chris, LA Artland, London: Black Dog Press, 2005, pp. 12-14

“ ”, “Daniel Mendel-Black: Solutions to Problems that Do Not Exist,” C International, Fall 2004

Pagel, David, “Storefront Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, November 1, 2001

“ ”, “Daniel Mendel-Black: Chaos Around The Corner,” Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2001

“ ”, “Daniel Mendel-Black: At Margo Leavin,” Art Issues, January-February 2000

“ ”, Themes Out of School: Art & Education in Los Angeles, Los Angeles: CAAArt, 2000, p. 73

Sullivan, Catherine, "The Artists' Artists," Artforum, December 2007, p. 122

Tuck, Geoff, "A consideration of work by Thomas Winkler and Daniel Mendel-Black in the group exhibition 'Sand in my Shoes' at Tif Sigfrids", Notes On Looking, July 2014


Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Boise Art Museum (BAM), Boise, ID

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA

Chapman University, Orange, CA