• My History

    Place of Birth

        Toronto Canada

     

    Current Position

        Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine.

        Adjunct Professor, Drawing and Painting, School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

     

    Art Training

        Studied with William Reimann, 1987-88,

        Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University. Artists Workshop and Residencies

    Artist-Scholar in residence, Tufts Center for European Studies, Talloires, France

      Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (with Paul Stopforth,

    Harvard Dept of Visual and Environmental Studies

    En Plein Air Painting on d Monhegan Island (with J.R. Baldin

      Open Studio Figure Drawing, (from 1986 to present)

     

    Works purchased for public collections

    Tufts Center for European Studies, Talloires France

    Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston MA

    Harvard Society of Fellows, Cambridge MA

     

  • Solo Exhibitions

     

    2017 “Sudan Distillations 

    Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Artists

    March 5- May 8

    Boston MA

     

     

     

    2016 “NORTHERN ARCHEMY: works on paper by Dan Jay”

    Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre

    August 7

    Whitehorse Yukon, Canada

     

    2016 “Art in 4D: David Dorfman Dance Drawings”

    July 6

    Connecticut College

    New London CT

     

    2016 “ARCHEMY at Talloires: Works by Daniel Jay”

    Jan 6-Feb 2

    French Cultural Institute

    Boston MA

     

    2015, “ARCHEMY: Chemical drawings by Dan Jay and the BAA”

    June 2 2015-June 1 2016

    Boston Convention Center, Boston MA

     

    2015, “ARCHEMY at Mass Bio”

    Oct 1-Dec 20

    Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

    Cambridge MA

     

    2015, “ARCHEMY at Talloires”

    Oct 15-Jan 5

    Tufts University Medical School, Hirsch Library

    Boston MA

     

    2015, “ARCHEMY inspired by Claude-Louis Berthollet, a son of Talloires”

    June 11-26

    Tufts Center for European Studies, Talloires France

     

    2014, “ARCHEMY: Combining Art and Science”

        September 15 – October 31

        Aidekman Arts Center, Slater Concourse

        Tufts University, Medford, MA

     

    2014, “Cityscapes of Boston and Environs”

        December 18 - February 2

        Massachusetts State House

        Boston, MA

     

    2012, “Great Cities Folding Screens”

        Boston Public Library Jamaica Plain Branch

        Jamaica Plain MA

     

    1997, "Recent Drawings"

        Leverett House Gallery, May 18-31

        Harvard University, Cambridge MA

     

    1988,  " Glitz and Kitsch: The Black Velvet Years",

        Harvard Neighbors Gallery, Cambridge MA.

     

    1986,  "From Order to Entropy: Works in Acrylic,

        The Gallery of Nature and Temptation, Boston MA

     

  • Recent Group Shows

    2016

     

    ARCHEMY: Chromatographics

    Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

    Cambridge MA

    Works made by workshop attendees from Broad Institute community

    August 25-Sept 14

     

    “Fifty Shades of Grape” (curated show)

    Boston Arts Academy

    Works made by BAA students at my workshop

    May 13-June 12

     

    “Projections at the Brewery”

    Sponsored by Jamaica Plain Arts Council

    Sam Adams Brewery

    Jamaica Plain MA

    May 14

     

    “Art-Sci at Tufts”

    Boston Public Library Teen Room (curator and exhibitor)

    Sponsored by the Cambridge Science Festival and Tufts Postdoc Association

    April 17-26

     

    2015

    JPAA group show

    Mar 22-Apr13

    Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain MA

     

    “Violence Transformed” juried show

    Mar 4-Apr 17

    The Harriet Tubman Gallery Boston MA

     

    2014

     

    Annual Juried Exhibition

    June 6-August 3

    Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA

     

    2013

     

    JPAA Show

    Massachusetts State House

    October-  November

     

    "Monster Drawing Rally" (by invitation of Michael Rooks, curator for contemporary and modern art)

    High Museum of Art

    Atlanta, GA

    September

     

    "Chairs Project: Yesterday, today and tomorrow"

    Installation by Gail Bos (contributing artist)

    East Boston Harbor

    June - September

     

    "Faculty and student show"

    Eliot School for the Arts

    Jamaica Plain, MA

    June

     

    "Center  for Democracy Group Show"

    Door3 Gallery

    Cambridge MA

    June 14 - July 14

     

    “Gray Scale”

    UForge Gallery

    Jamaica Plain, MA

    March 1 - 30

    Best in Show

     

    JPAA Group Show

    Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain Artists Association

    Jamaica Plain, MA

    February 2 - March 1

     

    2012

    "Figures"

    UForge Gallery

    Jamaica Plain, MA

    October 4 - 30

     

    JPAA Group Show

    JP Licks, Jamaica Plain Artists Association

    Jamaica Plain, MA

    August 12 - September 14

     

    “Distortion”

    UForge Gallery

    Jamaica Plain, MA

    June 7 - 30

     

    “Illustration”

    UForge Gallery

    Jamaica Plain MA

    March 1 - 30

    Best in Show

     

  • Selected Earlier Group Shows

    1996 Brighton Art Exposition

        Brighton Public Library, Brighton MA

        Second Prize for sculpture

     

    1995 Brighton Art Exposition

        Brighton Public Library, Brighton MA

        First Prize for sculpture

     

    1988, Group Drawing Show

        Carpenter Center of Visual Arts

        Harvard University, Cambridge MA

     

    1979 University of Toronto Art Competition

        University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

  • Publications and Talks

    2016

     

    Sullivan M. (illustrated by D.G. Jay) Clarissa’s Disappointment: For children of incarcerated parents, and their teachers, families and counselors, Twelve Winters Press, Boston MA 2017 (Underwood Prize winner, 2016)

     

    ARCHEMY: Chromatographics

    Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

    Cambridge MA

    Works made by workshop attendees from Broad Institute community

    August 25-Sept 14

     

    “Fifty Shades of Grape” (curated show)

    Boston Arts Academy

    Works made by BAA students at my workshop

    May 13-June 12

     

    “Projections at the Brewery”

    Sponsored by Jamaica Plain Arts Council

    Sam Adams Brewery

    Jamaica Plain MA

    May 14

     

    “Art-Sci at Tufts”

    Boston Public Library Teen Room (curator and exhibitor)

    Sponsored by the Cambridge Science Festival and Tufts Postdoc Association

    April 17-26

    Article "ARCHEMY at the interface between art and science" Jay, DG, IEEE POTENTIALS, Nov/Dec 2015.

     

    Tannous, C.Essay: On Art, Resonance and ResilienceIMPACT Vol 4 no. 2 Summer 2015

    http://sites.bu.edu/impact/on-art-resonance-and-resilience-by-christine-tannous-boston-university/

     

    Lecture “ARCHEMY: Chemical drawings inspired by Claude-Louis Berthollet, a son of Talloires,June 8 2015, Tufts Center for European Studies, Talloires France

     

    Lecture: “Archemy: At the Interface between art and science" Bioscope, Universite de Geneve, June 4 2015, Geneva Switzerland

     

    Lecture: Combining Art and Science, Mar 10 2015, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, PR

     

    Lecture:  "Iron and Magnetic field art" Dec 15 2014, at Boston Arts Academy, Boston MA

     

    Lecture: ARCHEMY: at the Interface Between Art and Science The Cooper Union, New York NY, Nov12 2014  Lecture can be viewed at the following site: http://cooper.edu/events-and-exhibitions/events/archemy-interface-between-art-and-science  (Click on the art work).

     

    Keynote talk: "Bridging Disciplines and the importance of networking: an example combining art and science”Aug 2 2014 Gordon Research Seminars Proctor Academy, Andover NH

     

    "Supercool Art: Drawing with liquid nitrogen in Provincetown." Invited article for Impact, Boston University Press. Winter 2014. Click here to read the article.

     

    Catalyst Conversations at The Broad." Scientists who make Art"with Wally Gilbert Apr 22 2014 Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard, Cambridge MA Click here for a link to the video.

     

    "NEW MURALS ARE FIRST STEP TOWARD CREATING A BOSTON PUBLIC ART CORRIDOR"  http://artery.wbur.org/2014/10/29/boston-public-art-corridor

     

    "Merging Art, Science"  http://bunewsservice.com/merging-art-science/

     

    "Hidden Talents: Periodic Table of Art" http://now.tufts.edu/articles/hidden-talents-periodic-table-art

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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