Dan Bacich is an artist and educator who was born, raised and currently lives in North Syracuse, NY. He was educated in the fields of Art History and Religion, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1983.Thereafter he pursued graduate study on Rotary and DAAD fellowships to France and Germany where he lived and worked for many years. He returned to upstate New York in 1997 to care for his elderly mother and disabled younger sister. All his professional artistic endeavors date from this homecoming.
Dan’s media of preference are pencil, acrylics and assemblage. His greatest artistic pleasure is wielding the power of selection and arrangement and invoking a narrative where initially none was apparent. He has exhibited his work widely in Central New York and was a featured artist in MWPAI’s 62nd Exhibition of Central New York Artists. In 2010, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica, NY acquired one of his assemblages for its permanent contemporary art collection. In 2012, he was appointed Superintendent of the Fine Arts and Photography Exhibition at the New York State Fair and has also served as Juror of Selection for a variety of art competitions.
Currently Dan is employed as lecturer and adjunct professor for the McNair Scholars Program and teaches at various campuses including SUNY Oswego, Syracuse University and Cornell University. Dan's most recent leaf paintings will be featured in an upcoming solo show at Edgewood Gallery in Dewitt, NY during the fall of 2020. His website is www.AutumnLeavesArt.comand his email address is[email protected].