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Born in 1956 in Chicago, Dan Scher entered the School of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis in 1975. Graduated in 1979, he traveled 9 months across Greece, Israel, and North Africa where he painted landscapes.
In 1981, he moved to New York to attend Parsons School of Design. Graduating in 1983, he remained living in New York.
In 1985, he created a series of sculptures made of found objects.
In 1990, he began a series of paintings inspired by urban life. This series entitled "City Painting" is an intrinsic part of its current activity.
In 1995, in collaboration with Ansonia Pharmacy (in Greenwich Village), he created a gallery called "The Ansonia Window Show", an alternative space exhibiting painting, sculpture, and photography.
In 1997, he began teaching drawing at the Cooper Union School of Engineering and Architecture.
From 1999 to 2002, he traveled to Greece where he stayed for 2 months each voyage painting landscapes.
He left the United States for Switzerland in 2002 and set up his studio in Montreux, later moving it to Lausanne. He currently lives and Works in Lausanne.
He has been a member of Visarte since 2007.
1975-1979 BFA : Washington University, St. Louis
1981-1983 MBA : Parsons School of Design, New York
2016- Pepperdine University, Lausanne
2013 Webster University, Genève
Aidan College, Lavaux
2012 Aiglon College, Chesières
2008 Ecoles du canton de Vaud
2004-2011 Scots Kirk, Lausanne
2004-2005 Quai 1, Montreux
1997-2003 The Cooper Union, New York
Tennis, cinéma, jeu d’échecs
1981-1983 Helena Rubinstein (Study Grant)
1980 Chicago Artist Guild (First Prize)
2016 L’atelier, Corseaux
Espace Demart, Lausanne (exposition collective)
2012 Place Suisse des Arts, Lausanne (exposition collective)
MAG, Montreux (exposition collective)
2011 Galerie de l’univers, Lausanne (exposition collective)
2010 One Year Only, Lausanne
Mode de vie, Genève
2009-2010 Galerie Lilian Andrée, Riehen
2008 Promove, Montreux
2007 Hotel de ville, Yverdon (exposition collective)
2006-2008 Fondation Abpi, Lausanne
2005 Impact Parteners, Genève
Espace culturel, Assens
2004 CHUV, Lausanne
2002 The Lobby, New York
1998 Hiram Blauvelt Aret Museum, New Jersey
1997-1999 Nexus Gallery, New York
1996 DFN Gallery, New York
1995-2002 Ansonia Window Show, New York
1994 Prince Steet Gallery, New York
1989 Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago
1988 Bowery Gallery, New York
1986 Mokatoff Gallery, New York
1985 ABC No Rio Gallery, New York