Herschlein's photo series shows partial bodies in transit through settings of suburban quietude. Working primarily with sculpture and installation, he reflects the uncanny horrors of everyday life with wry humor.

Courtesy of the artist and JTT, New York.



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8 x 5 3/4 in. (image), 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (frame)
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The Thing on the Doorstep

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7 x 5 1/4 in. (image), 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (frame)
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A Voice in the night

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4 x 3 in. (image), 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (frame)
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My lEaking Sheets

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4 x 2 3/4 in. (image), 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (frame)
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Archival inkjet print
2 3/4 x 4 in. (image), 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (frame)
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Archival inkjet print
7 x 5 1/4 in. (image), 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (frame)
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Archival inkjet print
7 x 5 1/4 in. (image), 13 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (frame)
Ed. of 3


From the artist:

"I was reading about conversion disorders, which is a kind of old-fashioned psychological thing, where a past trauma, whether it’s physical or psychological, manifests in the body with unrelated symptoms, like an arm will go numb with no physical cause except that it’s a blocked pathway or something in the brain. The body parts that I’m thinking about, for me, they’re not dismembered—they’re just isolated. . . . I’m thinking about how emotions haunt bodies, and then bodily emotions haunt houses and rooms and furniture."

- Interview Magazine, interviewed by Haley Weiss, 2017



1989 Born, Bayville, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2010 BFA, New York University, Studio Art




The Architect, New Museum, New York, NY


Safe As Houses, JTT, New York, NY 


The Stillness of Eddies, 56 Henry, New York, NY

Worm, AALA, Los Angeles, CA


The Enthusiast, JTT, New York, NY

By The Shade That Wanders, Signal Project Booth 3.24 at NADA, New York, NY


So Long Observing The Ray, Automata, Los Angeles, CA

Driver’s Bedroom, Violet’s Café, Brooklyn, NY




NVV _ 2018, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, HR. Curated by TARWUK

Pine Barrens, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY

This is a Pipe: Realism and the Found Object in Contemporary Art, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Pain of Others, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Myriam Ben Salah

Dan Herschlein and Alexandria Tarver, Et Al, San Francisco, CA (Two-person exhibition)

Dinner that night, Bureau, New York, NY


Option to the Death of Freedom, Casemore Kirkeby, San Francisco, CA

A Scream Runs Through The House, Helena Anrather, New York, NY

The Slim-Waisted Gate, C. Grimaldis Projects, Baltimore, MD


Record Lines This Summer, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

Everything Must Go, Circus of Books, Silverlake, CA. Curated by Billy Miller

The Fool’s Tax, Museum Gallery, New York, NY


WHITE ROCK #2SENSI2BCRITI, New Release, New York, NY

The Lateness of the Hour, Evening Hours, New York, NY

Surface Support, Signal, New York, NY


Description of a Black Wedge, Green River Project, Hillsdale, NY

Das Stille Leben des Sammlers Kempinski, Exile, Berlin, DE. Curated by Billy Miller and Christian Siekmeier

The Sound of a Sleeping Lung, 61 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Organized by Nikholis Planck


Garage Show, 170B Suffolk Street, New York, NY. Organized by Jasmin Tsou and Rachel Uffner


Me and Everyone That Is With Me, Recess, New York, NY. In collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Regence Family Residence

Viewers Like You, The Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY\

Friends of Friends of Freiheit, Friends of Freiheit, North Adams, MA


Personage, Famous Accounts, Queens, NY

Finding Time, The Palisades, Long Island City, NY

After School Special Presents: Talent Show, St. Emmanuel’s Church, New York, NY

Other Life Forms, The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Kate Scherer and Andres Bedoya


Social Animals, a performance for Vaginal Davis’ Speaking From The Diaphragm, PS122, New York,NY. Organized by Jonathan Berger

Draw, El Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, MX

Super 8 Night, Gothy’s, New York, NY. Curated by Adam Putnam

Passing Time, 80 WSE, New York, NY. Curated by Adam Putnam


Barefoot In The Head, Performa 09 at The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY




Lehrer, Adam. Contemporary Art Unsettles In Show At JTT Gallery Curated by Dan Herschlein, Forbes. August 7.

Creahan, D. New York - "Beside Myself, Curated by Dan Herschlein" at JTT Through August 3rd, 2018, Art Observed. August 2.

Piejko, Jennifer. Critic’s Guide: Los Angeles. Frieze.com. January 24.


Positions Sector at Art Basel Miami Beach. ArtInfo. November 28.

Gil, Virginia. The must-see Art Basel Miami 2017 Galleries. Time Out New York, November 20.

Yerebakan, Osman Can. Dan Herschlein and his Living Sculptures. CRUSH Fanzine. April 7.

Hilsman, Michael. Dan Herschlein's 'Safe As Houses'. Riot Material. March 22.

Scheldahl, Peter. Dan Herschlein: Review. The New Yorker. March 20.

Dan Herschlein: Review. Artspeak. March 7.

Tsou, Jasmin. Portfolio by Dan Herschlein. BOMB Magazine. March 2.

Weiss, Haley. The Disquieting Artist. Interview Magazine. January 3.


Heinrich, Will. What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week. The New York Times. December 16.

Lesser, Casey. 15 New York Group Shows You Need to See This July. Artsy. June 28.

Nunes, Andrew. Air Travel Anxieties Get a Group Show. The Creators Project. June 27.

Steadman, Ryan. 9 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before June 17. Observer. June 13.

Escalona, Rhazes Pacheco. Worm by Daniel Herschlein, lo siniestro doméstico. Luster. May.


Steadman, Ryan. 8 Must-See Satellite Art Fair Booths in Miami, The Observer. December 1.

D’Agostino, Paul. Screw You: Surface Support, Brooklyn Magazine. July 29.

Farley, Michael Anthony and Kirsch, Corinna. This Week’s Must-see Art Events: Authenticity as Commodity. Art F City. July 13.

Who Won New York’s Frieze Week 2015?, The Observer. May 19.

Chu, Christie. 8 Great Booths to Check Out At NADA Art Fair, Artnet. May 15.

Steadman, Ryan. The Body is Back at the 2015 NADA Art Fair, The Observer. May 15.

Emerging Artists Hang with Top Collectors at NADA’s Best Edition Yet, Artsy. May 15.

Artists to Watch at NADA New York 2015, Artspace. May 8.


Daly, Hannah. Artist as Art. ARTslant. September 4.




Art Basel Year 48, Exhibition Catalogue, published by JRP / Ringier, CH (with text by Pavel Pyś)    


Worm, self-published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at AALA, Los Angeles

The Enthusiast, self-published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at JTT, New York

By The Shade That Wanders, self-published on the occasion of the eponymous presentation at NADA, New York