"My formal training as an artist started at the age of twelve when I was enrolled in a free after school art program. During my six years in that program, I participated in the completion of 35 different mural projects, nationally. At eighteen, I applied and was accepted to the California College of Arts and Crafts in the San Francisco Bay Area. I attended for two years, studying graphic design, and was introduced to printmaking by artist Nance O’Banion. I continued to practice printmaking and letterpress through volunteer work at the San Francisco Center for the Book and under the tutelage of Juan Fuentes who was running Mission Gráfica at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco. I moved back to Los Angeles in 2002 where I continued learning printmaking by volunteering at Self Help Graphics & Art. In 2005, I established my own printmaking practice when I acquiring my own press. I completed my first major public art commission, the artwork for Metro’s Expo La Cienega Station, in 2011. In 2014, completed my studies in graphic design and graduated from UCLA’s School of Art and Architecture in the Design Media Arts program (Cum Laude) in 2014. Since then, I’ve moved my printmaking and letterpress studio in Highland Park where I continue my practice today."
- Daniel Gonzalez