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Paintings by the artist completed from 2008- 2017. Mark Dagley (b. 1957, Washington D.C.) is a painter, draftsman, graphic artist, creator of 3D objects, guitarist and audio engineer. He studied painting and sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art; painting, video and electronic music at the Boston Museum School. Since 1997 he has owned and run Abaton Book Company, a publishing house and record label, with his wife Lauri Bortz.

Dagley is best known for his geometric paintings, which have been displayed at galleries, foundations and museums throughout the United States and Europe, as well as in South America and Australia. His first solo show took place in 1986, at Tony Shafrazi Gallery. In 1993 Dagley had his first museum exhibition at Kunstverein St. Gallen, Switzerland. The same year he also received his first major commission, which was from Hoffman-LaRoche Pharmaceuticals: two wall reliefs, nine-foot square, that were installed in their new headquarters outside of Basel. Dagley's Primary Color Sequence was reproduced on the cover of the catalog for Post-Hypnotic, a museum show that traveled the U.S. from 1999-2001. In 2014 that painting was acquired by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires.

Works by Dagley can also be found in the following collections: University of Michigan Museum of Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Musée des beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Muzeum umìní Olomouc, Bloomingdales Corporation, EMI Madrid, Henkel GmbH, Hotel Chelsea Cologne, Rent-a-Group, Swiss Credit Union, Valuta Specialisten, Ara Arslanian, Marina Bignami, Bruno Bischofberger, George Condo, Evan Dando, Collection Dobermann, I. Gianola, Loudon Collection, Peter Ludwig, Gene Na, Philip Niarchos, Alberto Parrando, Schalapher&Hasler.

Recent exhibitions have occurred at San Martín Centro de Cultura (2016), MACBA and Galerie Caesar (2015),Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2014), Museum of Geometric & MADI Art (2013), Minus Space (2012).

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