Daniel Ketelhut

Artist Biography

Born in Freeport, Illinois in 1966, Daniel Ketelhut is an emerging painter who currently resides
in Southern California. Daniel graduated in 1990 from San Diego State University with a BA in
Art, emphasis in studio art, and was recognized with distinction in his major. The otherworldly
subject matter of Daniel's imaginative, colorful paintings is largely self-generated and speaks to
unconscious longings and motivations. In addition to his formal education, Daniel is self-taught,
which he considers to be just as important.
Additionally, he has participated in the Art Pulse Mentor Program, in which he was
counseled by local luminaries of the art world, including McLean Emenegger and Peter Frank.
Daniel's work has been seen in several solo exhibitions as well as numerous group shows both
locally and nationally. His work is included in both national and international private collections.

Artist Statement

My art explores the realization that the world we find ourselves in – the world which seems familiar
to us, with its shared opinions, customs, and traditions – is, at bottom, unfamiliar and foreign.
We all have the persistent idea, nagging and tugging at the back of our minds that there is more to
this than meets the eye – other perspectives just out of reach. The resulting desire to at least
temporarily throw off the limitations of the everyday has afforded artists and visionaries throughout
the ages with a field of exploration like no other.I am both proud and humbled to be part of this


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 Recent Paintings by Daniel Ketelhut, 98 Bottles, San Diego CA
2011 Imagination Rules the World, Main street 5 Gallery, El Cajon, CA
   Daniel Ketelhut, Alchemy San Diego, CA
1996 Drawings and Paintings, Borders Books and Music, San Diego, CA
1995 Nostalgia For Things Not Remembered, Oasis Cafe, El Cajon, CA
1994 Paintings by Daniel Ketelhut, Bountiful Books, San Diego, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 SURREALISM - Unconscious Reality, Meyer Fine Art, San Diego, CA
2016 50 to Watch, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
   30 Artists on 30th Street, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA
   Resonance, Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA
2015 Wandering in the Dream Field, Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA
2014 Daniel Ketelhut-Guest Artist, Arts council of Big Bear Gallery, Big Bear, CA
   Real Surreal, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, finalist
   Momentum, Pulse Gallery, San Diego, CA
2013 Daniel Ketelhut & Barbara duBois, Rancho San Diego Library, San Diego, CA
   Oil & Glass, Pulse Gallery, San Diego, CA
   Under the Influence, Curated by Peter Frank, Pulse Gallery, San Diego, CA
   AbStRact Art Show, Main street 5 Gallery, El Cajon, CA
   8 Year Anniversary Celebration, Distinction gallery, Escondido, CA
2011 Father, Pulse Gallery, San Diego, CA
   Local Art, Loma Cafe, San Diego, CA
   Studio Artist, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA
   Detour SD, Kava Lounge, San Diego, CA
2009 Art, Music & Wine Festival, Valley View Casino, Valley Center, CA
2007 Paintings and Drawings, Artisans Gallery and More, Escondido, CA
2002 Local Artists on View, Philosophical Library, Escondido, CA
1996 2nd Annual National Pastel Show, La Fond Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA
1992 Humanitarian Portraiture, Oak Park Library, San Diego, CA

Selected Publications
The Woven Tale Press, Vol. IV #9, 2016
50 to Watch, Presented by The Studio Door, 2016
30 Artists on 30th Street Vol 1, Ashton Gallery, 2016