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About Daric Gill Studios

Daric Gill - Interdisciplinary Artist Masters of Fine Arts University of Cincinnati Sculpture & Interdisciplinary Art Bachelors of Fine Arts Columbus College of Art & Design Sculpture & Painting b. 1982, USA. Nationally recognized fine artist and illustrator Daric Gill belongs to a movement in the arts that explores the development of several professional bodies of artwork by one artist. He has displayed his work across the US and has sold art on 3 continents and over 15 countries. His award winning oil paintings (The Absolutes Series) have been exhibited in such establishments as the John F. Peto Museum, NJ, the Edward Hopper House Museum, NY, and the George Billis Gallery, LA. He also has an internationally acclaimed line of illustrations called The ToeHeads that can be seen in the private collection of the Center of Science and Industry Museum, OH. In addition, his metal sculptures and portrait paintings have been exhibited along side the works of Warhol, Picasso, Calder, Lichtenstein, and the like. His interactive kinetic sculptures have been funded regionally and displayed in public parks as well as other urban spaces. Gill is a GCAC Supply Grant Award winner, juror for the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival, and former adjunct professor at the Columbus College of Art & Design.

HUGE News! 2019 Artist Exchange Residency In Dresden, Germany!

Awarded A Dresden, Germany Artist Exchange Residency!

by Daric Gill

This year has been full of amazing adventures and it looks like 2019 will only get better! I’m ecstatic to announce that I’ve been awarded an artist exchange residency in Dresden, Germany for 2019! Each year the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony) – offers two Columbus artists the opportunity to undertake a residency in Dresden, Germany, lasting two to three months between March – November. Travel expenses, a small stipend, a living space, and work studio will also be provided as part of the experience.

I’m honestly gobsmacked and completely honored by such a generous residency. This is a prestigious opportunity that only comes available once an artist wins the Visual Arts Fellowship, a merit-based award of funding and exhibition . Last month, I was selected as one of the 2018 fellowship recipients by Greater Columbus Arts Council in conjunction with the Columbus Museum of Art. Past and present fellows can compete with other former winners  for this residency. As you can imagine, the pool of artists are quite amazing and I’m tremendously flattered that I was picked out of such a quality roster of talented individuals.

You can expect plenty of posts from Germany during my time there, as I plan to chronicle my work and experiences there.

A special thanks to:

Special Thanks to Greater Columbus Arts Council,  Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, & The Columbus Museum Of Art!

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“Help! Should I Get A Degree In Art?!”: When It Works & When It Doesn’t

“Help! Should I Get A Degree In Art?!”: When It Works & When It Doesn’t

By Daric Gill

There are times when it makes sense and there are times when it doesn’t. In this article I’ll address some questions surrounding this topic.  First, knowing which questions you’re actually asking is important to finding true answers.

“Do I need a degree to be an artist?”

 “I need to go to college to get a job, right?”

“College is a TON of money!? Is it worth it?

Each question is justifiable and indeed has their own individual answers. There are plenty of views to wade through. This is my attempt to address each one of those concerns and hopefully cut through some of the mental clutter. Of course, I openly encourage you to consider other views to help gauge where you fall on the matter . Read on for more.


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NEW “The Pumpkin’s King” ToeHead On Violin: An Effort For Autism Awareness

ToeHeads, The King, & Autism Awareness

by Daric Gill

The Pumpkin's King (detail), acrylic and marker on vintage violin.
The Pumpkin’s King (detail), acrylic and marker on vintage violin.

NEW! The Pumpkin’s King is a ToeHead painted on vintage violin. The pumpkin headed Elvis riding a unicycle was purchased by The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation, an organization that promotes autism awareness. This piece will be awarded as part of their annual fall cycling fundraiser.

“The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation was founded to promote autism awareness, education, and research through community events in Columbus. Our goal is to engage participants in the conversation and call them to action while providing an entertaining background.”

[Register here to join the ride]

VIDEO: How I Built A Robotic Sculpture From An 1800s Table

How I Made “The Shy Machine”: An Interactive Kinetic Light Sculpture That Moves, Learns, & Reacts

by Daric Gill

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The Shy Machine is a motion activated, sound reactive, environmentally adaptive, kinetic light sculpture. As its name would suggest, this robot is shy. The two halves of this 12-sided geometric form open and close depending on the noise levels in the environment. Vibrant lights pulse from within according to volume in the room. The insides are packed with electronic brains, lights, and sensors to make this happen. In this article, you can explore the build process from start-to-finish.

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