Dan Addington is an artist, curator and gallery owner who has exhibited his encaustic work professionally since 1992. His paintings have been featured in group and solo shows across the US, and are in numerous public and private collections. As both artist and curator, Addington has been a pioneer in the reemergence of contemporary encaustic painting, having organized some of the first exhibitions in the midwest exploring encaustic painting in the United States. His figurative work incorporates materials such as fabric, oil, wax, tar, and gold leaf. The accumulation and layering of these materials echoes his interest in history and the relationships between the stratification of cultures and the layering of memory. In these tactile, overtly physical pieces, Addington seeks to engage the viewer in the process of physical and spiritual excavation. Addington often serves as lecturer, workshop instructor, and visiting artist at colleges, universities, art centers and museums, and has juried exhibitions throughout the country. He is owner of Addington Gallery, established in 2007, located in Chicago’s River North Gallery District.