HERO OF THE MONTH – DANIEL HAUBEN
Featured with Danny are JM Bronx attorney Ed Steves and JM Marketing Director Danielle Mackey. Danny also has a program called “Art and About with Danny Hauben” on www.bronxnet.org
Born, raised, and still living in the Bronx, Daniel Hauben’s lifelong artistic focus has been the urban landscape. For nearly 40 years he has been painting on location along streets, in parks, and from windows and rooftops of the city. Hauben received a degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York and is an eight-time recipient of the BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts. He has been awarded artistic residencies in Spain, Germany, Costa Rica, Virginia, Connecticut and California, and has had over thirty national and international solo exhibitions, including the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the American Embassy in Berlin. His public art project The EL, commissioned by New York’s MTA Arts for Transit program, was acknowledged in 2008 as one of 40 notable works of public art nationwide by Americans for the Arts. In 2012, Hauben completed a portrait of The Bronx in twenty-two paintings commissioned for the new library on the campus of Bronx Community College. From 2013 – 2015, Hauben spearheaded the Bronx Artist Documentary Project, bringing together 130 Bronx based artists, photographers, and writers to shed light on the vibrant, but under recognized artistic community of the Bronx. Currently, Mr. Hauben’s 21-foot epic painting “Reflecting on the Familiar” can be seen in the lobby of the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Hauben’s work is also in many corporate and public collections. These include the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Historical Society, the Library of Congress, the White House, Harvard University, and the New York Public Library. Daniel Hauben has taught at the Pastel Society of America, the Art Students League and the CUNY Graduate Center, and currently teaches drawing at CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture, Bronx Community College, and The Riverdale YM-YWHA.