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Dan MayDan May

Associate Professor of Art
Visual Communications Design
FAB – 305A
308-865-8055 – maydg@nullunk.edu


MFA Academy of Art University-San Francisco

Dan May attempts to confine himself to creating ironically charged artwork which broadly address socially “progressive” causes.  After his self described sell out in 1992 to the design industry, he began by designing for rock icons: Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Cream, Queen, ZZ Top, Stray Cats, Brian Setzer and others. He has created work for movies such as Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Kill Bill I and Kill Bill II.  Some of his recent work has been accepted in the Mini Print Exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria, an exhibition for the International Day Against Nuclear Testing in Vienna Austria, and another exhibition in New York City as part of a group show called New York Now.

He was recently a featured artist in Rome’s Progetti Smarrit Gallery for his “Ironic Chaos” collection of paintings and prints, and was also featured in the Portland Design Week for his series of posters entitled “Design Infects.”  His work for the Satellite Collective in New York was mentioned in the New York Times. His Anti Nuclear Posters were published in a recent book which includes the artwork featured in the UN sponsored Austrian Show. He has shown locally in the Prescott Gallery in Lincoln, as well as part of the Monsterfink exhibition with Doug Waterfield in Burbank, California. Dan has written articles on Typography’s affects on behavior and has a published work entitled “Glitz, Glamour, and Sustainable Design.”

In his most recent works Thank God for the Atomic Bomb, and Dr. Mutato Explains it All, May spins the propaganda poster work of the U.S. Government in the 1950s using his 21 century viewpoint. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and teaches design, illustration, and web.

Personal site: http://goodgravydesign.net