About Dan Hermes

Dan Hermes, born 1970, is an internationally recognized artist who works in a hybrid of traditional and digital media.

Exhibitions include Boutique DESIGN New York, Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas, Boston CyberArts Gallery, Festival Der Nationen in Austria, and Boston’s Blue Wave Gallery.

Hermes’ work draws on his unique cross-training in drawing, technology, animation, music composition, and painting. Self-trained as a visual artist, 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, Hermes is an accomplished consultant and author who has built systems for clients such as Microsoft and Fidelity Investments. He has authored multimedia art reviews for Media-N, the online journal for the New Media Caucus, and the Computer Music Journal(MIT Press). A true Renaissance man, Hermes composes music that has been heard on National Public Radio (NPR) and has taught his improvisation methods at Boston Conservatory. 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. His work is in several private collections including that of Anne and Michael Spalter, a leading collection of 20th and 21st century technology art that has exhibited in the DeCordova Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Hermes’ work continues the lineage of American painters and sculptors in the vein of Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism in unique 21st century mediums such as moving digital paintings and video sculpture.



Tucson, AZ, 1970

2007 Art Summer University, Tate Modern
1992 BS, College of William and Mary, Computer Science

2017 “Facial: of Visage, Totem, Geometry, and Intimacy”, Blue Wave Gallery, Amesbury, MA
2016 “Going Somewhere”, Gold Coast Gallery, Beverly, MA
2010 “Moving Paintings”, Boutique Design New York, New York, NY
2009 Boutique DESIGN Awards / HD Boutique, South Beach, FL
2009 “Moving Digital Paintings”, Hospitality DESIGN Expo, Las Vegas, NV
2009 Boutique 18 Awards, Las Vegas, NV
2008 “Moving Digital Paintings”, Hospitality Design Expo, Las Vegas, NV
2006 “Abstracts”, Hospitality Design Expo, Las Vegas, NV
2005 “Dan Hermes: Audiovisual Artist”, Zeitgeist Gallery, Boston, MA

2021 “Fluid Forms” Blue Wave Gallery, Virtual Exhibition
2015 New Computer Museum, Boston, MA
2014 Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston, MA
2013 “The Making Of…”, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), CA
2013 “Pop Rally”, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY
2011 “Fluid Perimeters”, Cyberarts Festival 2011, Boston, MA
2009 Boston Cyberarts Central, Cyberarts Festival 2009, Boston, MA
2008 Boston Design Center, Boston, MA
2007 “Moving Digital Paintings”, exhibition, Boston Conservatory, MA
2007 “Moving Digital Paintings”, exhibition, Arts Night of Boston, MA
2006 “White Ink #1”, Athens Video Art Festival, Greece
2006 “Abstracts”, Hospitality Design Expo, Las Vegas, NV
2006 “White Ink #1”, Festival Der Nationen, Austria

2011 ADEX Awards, Design Journal, silver, gold, and platinum awards for artwork
2008 12th Annual IIDA/Hospitality Design Magazine Product Design Competition – Artwork

Anne and Michael Spalter
Douglas Dodds, Curator of New Media at the Victoria and Albert Museum

“Technology’s Enchantments”, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, May 2011
IIDA, Forbes, Economist, Hospitality Design, Reuters, “HD Expo 2008 Attracts Industry Heavyweights With Innovative Products, Awards and Ground-Breaking Panels”, Jun. 2008
Hotel Executive, HospitalityNet, “Dan Hermes Fine Art Awarded by Hospitality Design Magazine and the International Interior Design Association: Moving Digital Paintings”, June 2008

SIGGRAPH 2006 Exhibition: Audiovisual Art, review, Art in the Age of Technological Seduction, media-N, Fall 2006, v.02, n.03
A Crucible for 21st Century Art: Boston Cyberarts Festival 2007, review, Media-N, Fall 2007 v.03 n.01
Visual Music Marathon 2007, review, Computer Music Journal, MIT Press, 2008