Dan Hermes



Dan Hermes, born 1970, is an internationally recognized artist combining visual design and technology into an emerging art form: moving painting.  He is currently writing a book on the topic entitled Moving Painting: Fine Art for Screens.  Moving painting is designed for display on flat screen television and projection installations.

Selected exhibitions include MoMA, SFMOMA, Boutique DESIGN New York, Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas, Boston CyberArts Festival, Festival Der Nationen in Austria, and the Athens Video Art Festival.  His work was awarded by the IIDA/Hospitality Design Magazine Product Design Competition.  His work is in several private collections including that of Anne and Michael Spalter.

Mr. Hermes’ moving paintings draw on his unique cross-training in drawing, film, technology, animation, music composition, production, and performance. Self-trained as a visual artist, Mr. Hermes studied drawing and painting privately, owing much to Maggie Siner, who studied with Robert D’Arista, who can be traced back to Sickert. With a twenty-year background in software development, Mr. Hermes has built and overseen the development of enterprise systems for clients such as Fidelity Investments, EDS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Computerworld Magazine. As composer and pianist, his debut CD, “Hermes Orchestra: Live”, aired on National Public Radio and in Europe in 2004.  He is author of the workbook series “Classigroov: Modern Improvisation for the Classical Musician” and has taught this method at the Boston Conservatory. He has authored multimedia art reviews for Media-N, the online journal for the New Media Caucus, and the Computer Music Journal(MIT Press).  Recently he served as judge for the ICMC audiovisual art competition at the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at the University of Huddersfield, England.  Mr. Hermes is currently the director of Art Technology New England(ATNE).