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Daniel Krause

Phone: +61449235373

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Daniel started sculpting during primary school in Chicago, Illinois, and continued during his high school years in Ventura County, California.   During high school he worked primarily with stoneware slab constructions and ceramic pottery. In 1978, after the Chinese terracotta warriors of Xi’an were discovered, Daniel began his long journey into China’s culture.   At the University of California at San Diego, he double-majored in Microbiology and Studio Sculpture, focusing on figurative sculpture and welded metal rebar figures. His most significant influence in the U.S. was Professor Italo Scanga, a mentor and friend until his passing in 2001.

       After completing his studies under Italo, Daniel moved to southern China, where he was the first American to earn an MFA at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.  At the Academy, Daniel studied under Liang Ming Cheng, one of China's most prominent sculptors of the 1980s and 1990s.  While in Guangzhou, he focused on clay modeling and bronze casting, with an emphasis on contemporary figures.  

After he completed his degree in 1993, Daniel continued to sculpt and to teach sculpture in south China until 2011, when he moved with one of his two children to Beijing. There he founded his own studio and taught at the People’s University of China Institute of Art. 

After living in China continuously for thirty years, Daniel moved with his wife to Sydney, Australia, in May of 2018. In Sydney, he is excited about sculpting outside all year round.




1964      Born: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

1976      Family moves to Los Angles, California

1987      University of California, San Diego, 1982-1987

               Bachelor of Art, majors in Visual Arts (Studio Sculpture) and


1987      Moves to Beijing, China

1988      Enrolled at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China

1993      Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Art, Sculpture

2006      Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture Dept.  Teaches

              Contemporary Metal Fabrication, Contemporary Western Sculpture

              Theory, 20th Century Sculpture History

2008      Selected to run with Olympic torch in Guangzhou City, China

2011      Family and studio move to Beijing

2012-18 The People’s University of China, Art Institute. Teaches Studio

               courses, Beijing, China


2018      Family and studio move from Beijing to Sydney, Australia


Selected Solo / Group Exhibits and Events: 


2017       “ Angles of Perspective “, 4 person show, De Shan Yi Shu Kong Jian,

                Beijing, China: Tan Ping, Brad Howe,Konstantin Bessmertny.  

2017       “ 16 Tibetan Painters and Daniel“,  group show, Studio White,

                Shanghai, China 

2016       “ The Circle of Life, Water”, stainless steel, 8 meters tall, Beijing, China

2016       “Figures Reforms Opening Up and Development”, solo show, U.S.

                Embassy Beijing, China

2015      "Xing Shi De Guang Yan" group show, Beijing World Art Museum, China

2015      "Arts Mundi", Xin Guang Tian Di, Beijing, China

2015      "China Recap", solo show, Xin Yan Sha Jin Jie Gou Wu Guang Chang,

              Beijing, China

2015      “The Circle of Life, Water”, cast stainless steel, 4 meters  tall, for a private

                corporation,  Beijing,  China

2014      “Chinese U.S. Achievement Sculpture Garden Exhibition“, Dong Guan

               and Fo Shan Museums, China

2013-14 “People’s University of China, Institute of Art, Faculty Exhibition, Kean

               University and University of Michigan, USA

2013      “Chinese U.S. Achievement Sculpture Garden Exhibition“, Guangdong

               Prov. Museum, Guangzhou, China

2013     “Arts Mundi”, Xin Guang Tian Di, Beijing, China

2012      “The Balancing Act”, Zee-Stone Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2011       "The Engineer and Welcome", 5 meter tall sculptures for Excellence  

                Century Center, Shen Zhen, China

2011       Collaborated on “Life Evolving”, 12 meter, tall sculpture for Eli Lilly’s

               headquarter,  Indianapolis, USA

2011     “China on the Move”, EMG Art Center, Guangzhou, China

2010     “Xiao Zhou Art Exhibition”, Xiao Zhou, China

2010     “Contemporary Gold”, Wilber’s Gallery, Guangzhou, China

2009     “Guangzhou Chinese and Western Contemporary Art”, Guangzhou, China

2009      2 year project for othe Fort Harrison Hotel atrium, 50 larger than life

              bronze figures,  Clearwater Florida, USA

2009     “Contemporary Gold”, Wood Gallery, Guangzhou, China 

2008     “Karakul”, Guangzhou’s Contemporary Arts Festival, Guangzhou,


2008     “China on the Move”, King Art Gallery, Guangzhou, China

2008     “F518 Art Space Opening Exhibition”, Shi Jing, China

2008     “Pan He Sculpture Garden Opening Exhibition”, Guangzhou, China

2008     “Transformation Reconstruction, First Guangdong Sculpture Exhibition”,

              Guangzhou, China

2007      “Ah Lian”, Times Real Estate Development, Guangzhou, China

2007     “Karakul”, Guangzhou's Contemporary Arts Festival, Guangzhou, China

2007     “China on the Move”, Zee-Stone Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2007     “China on the Move”, De Shan Art Space, Bei Jing, China

2007     “China on the Move”, 20 Years of Chinese Reforms and Development,

              Fei Gallery, Guangzhou,


2007     “Essence of Asia: Eastern Influence on Western Art”, Asian Fusion Gallery at the

              Asian Cultural Center Manhattan, New York, USA.

2007     “The First Teacher’s Art Work Biennale”, College of Modeling Arts

              Guangzho Academy of Fine Arts, University City Art Museum,

              Guangzhou, China 


Selected Collections: 


Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

University City Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

Church of Scientology, Clearwater, Florida, USA

Excellence Century Center, Shen Zhen, China

OTC Over Seas Chinese Developers, Shen Zhen, China

Cyberport  Development, Hong Kong

De  Shan Art Space, Mr. Kao Yun Qi, Beijing, China

Mr. Wangs private collection, Beijing, China

Times Real Estate Development, Guangzhou, China

Wharf Holding Company, Chengdu, China