Daniel Embree is an interdisciplinary artist based in the greater Boston area. He works with many mediums, including printmaking, painting and drawing, writing, bookmaking, and performance art, to explore personal and community narratives. His work often grows out of his research on topics such as sexual orientation, ritual and religious identity, and, more recently, New England folk magic.
Embree grew up in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Raised in the Mormon faith, Embree served as a full-time missionary near Los Angeles from 2005 to 2007. He graduated with a BFA in studio art from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 2009. In 2010, Embree came out as gay and left Utah for Massachusetts.
Since moving to New England, Embree has exhibited work in various venues across the region, including the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg and Fourth Wall Project in Boston. He has also shown work internationally in Strasbourg, France; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Montréal, Canada. He has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and the Full Tilt Print Studio in Hyde Park, MA. In 2014-2015 he served as the president of the Monotype Guild of New England, a national nonprofit organization that promotes interest in unique prints.
Daniel Embree has a master’s degree from Tufts University in conjunction with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His work can be viewed online at dembree.com and at 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington, Massachusetts.