Daniel Sturgis (born 1966) is a British artist. He is professor of painting at the University of the Arts London. Sturgis’ meticulous abstract paintings combine formalism’s rigorous traditions of visual intellect and craftsmanship with a provocative, casual, and non-hierarchical aesthetic.
He was an artist in residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, USA (2016) and Chinati Foundation, Marfa Texas (2007). He had his first major solo show at Camden Arts Centre in 1997. Since then, he has shown extensively in Europe and the USA.
Sturgis has curated a number of exhibitions looking at aspects of contemporary painting and its historic legacy. These include, Bauhaus Utopia in Crisis Camberwell Space and Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (2020/21), The Indiscipline of Painting Tate St Ives and Warwick Art Centre (2011/12), Daniel Buren Voile Toile/Toile Voile Wordsworth Trust Grasmere (2005) and Jeremy Moon – a retrospective (2001) a UK touring exhibition.
He is a founding associate editor of the Journal for Contemporary Painting, a specialist selector and chapter author for Phaidon’s painting anthology Vitamin P3 and he has written for amongst others, Tate Papers, Burlington Magazine and Texte zur Kunst.