Born 1982
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


BFA, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA


Introduction to “Affective Memory Work: the Cage; Classical Conditioning, the Animal Exercise (Cat in Heat), the “Man-Maker”,
Sense Memory, and Representing the Representation of Representing the Representation of Representing the Representation of…of Production
(Part 1)’, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Becoming Her, for Him, for He: Becoming Him, for Her, for She (Becoming Me, for Me, for Me.), CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France

E-Thay Inward-Yay Ourney-Jay, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Artist’s Films International at Ballroom Marfa, Texas
Artists Films International at Whitechapel Gallery, London

I Could Be Anybody, I Could Be Somebody, Parker Jones Gallery, Los Angeles

Becoming Her, For Him, For He: Becoming Him, for Her, For She (Becoming Me, For Me, For Me), MFA Thesis Exhibition, D300, Calarts, Valencia


Find the Boy, Musée D’Art Contemporain Du Val-de-Marne, France
Half Empty, Brennan & Griffin, New York

Depression, Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles, organized by Ramiken Crucible
The White Album, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, curated by Gladys-Katharina Hernando
Flex, Kent Fine Art, New York, (cat.), curated by Orlando Tirado

And I’m Always Worried: An Anxious Evening, ICA, curated by Anita Delaney, London
Rendez-Vous 13, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Temple Bar Gallery (screening), Dublin, Ireland

Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Formwandler, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

The New Verisimilitude, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles
3,348 Hours of Sunshine, Clifton Benevento, New York

Says I, Parker Jones Gallery, Los Angeles

Dan Finsel, Cary Georges, Dan Graham, Los Angeles
Why Theory, CalArts, MFA graduate exhibition, Spring Arts Tower, Los Angeles

JAALA, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, Japan


Wagley, Catherine, “Picks”, L.A. Weekly, January 21
Diehl, Travis, “Critics’ Picks”,, January 29
“Dan Finsel at Richard Telles”, Contemporary Art Daily, February 7
“Dan Finsel at Richard Telles”, Contemporary Art Writing Daily, February 7

Eler, Alicia, “When Depression Strikes”,, April 9
“Depression” at Francois Ghebaly, Contemporary Art Daily, May 16
Griffin, Jonathan, “Depression” (review), Frieze, issue 164, p. 216, Summer 2014
“Dan Finsel at CAPC Bordeaux”, Contemporary Art Daily, September 15
Cattelan, Maurizio and Subotnick, Ali, “Maurizio Cattelan’s L.A. Art Tour, with a Stop at Jim Carrey’s Painting Studio”,, December 11

“Dan Finsel at Richard Telles”, Contemporary Art Daily, April 25, 2013
Cotter, Holland, “A Light Hand at an Art Fair“, (image only), New York Times, March 7
“The Armchair Traveler: Printed Word”, Interview Magazine (web only), Friday, March 29
Newman, Robin, “E-Thay Inward-Yay Oourney-Jay“, The Wild, (web only)
Mizota, Sharon, “Tweaking Ideas of Art as Therapy“, Los Angeles Times, Friday, April 5, p. D13
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, “Critics’ Picks: Dan Finsel“, Artforum (web), April 12
Tuck, Geoff, “Dan Finsel Considers the Self“, Notes on Looking (web), April 17
Diehl, Travis, “Dan Finsel / Richard Telles“, Artforum, Summer 2013, p. 368
Wagley, Catherine, “5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, From A Boy Band Terrorist to Frances McDormand Doing Performance Art“,
LA Weekly, (web only), Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Finsel, Dan, “The Artists’ Artists: Best of 2013: Patricia Fernandez (Commonwealth Council)”, Artforum, December, p115

Smith, Roberta, “Promising Tyros Join an Art Fair Club”, New York Times, Friday, March 8, 2012
Knight, Christopher, “An Alluring Shift in time for L.A.”, Los Angeles Times, Monday, June 11, p D1, D10-11
Gluck, Marissa; Melendez, Franklin; Varnell, Elizabeth, “On the Make”, Angeleno Magazine, December, p83
Holte, Michael Ned, “Made in L.A. 2012“, Artforum, October, p259
Wagley, Catherine, “Formwandler: Sarah Conaway, Dan Finsel, Caroline Thomas, others”, laweekly, July 12 (web)
”Formwandler“ at Richard Telles”, Contemporary Art Daily, July 21st, 2012

Alemani, Cecilia, “Art Therapy, Dan Finsel”, Mousse Magazine, October 2011
Wilson, Michael, “3,348 Hours of Sunshine,” ArtForum, March
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter, “Made in L.A.”, Artnet, (web only)

Harren, Natilee, “I Could Be Anybody, I Could Be Somebody,” ArtForum, December
Buitron, Michael, “Dan Finsel,” ArtScene, December
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, “Los Angeles, Unique and Irreverent,” El Cultural, February 2007

Berardini, Andrew, “Trial By Fire,” ArtForum Diary, September