Daniel González is a printmaker and graphic designer from Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. His early childhood was shared between Mexico and the United States. Daniel's work carries strong ideals of social justice and community. Although his work seeks to preserve narratives, histories and memories, he also has a strong contemporary social commentary using the time honored technique of relief printmaking and letterpress.
After spending six years working on over 35 group mural projects through a free public art program, Daniel began his formal studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and San Francisco where he was introduced to printmaking and letterpress. Through volunteering at the San Francisco Center for the Book and the Mission Cultural Center, he was able to expand his practice in printmaking. He returned to Los Angeles where he continued to work with printmaking through Self Help Graphics & Art, a community art space. Daniel completed his studies at UCLA's School of Art & Architecture's Design Media Arts program with Latin Honors.
Daniel is now based in Los Angeles where he maintains a print and design studio in Highland Park. His works have been exhibited internationally and has recently completed his first public art project, the artwork for the Metro Expo Line La Cienega Station titled Engraved in Memory. His work is housed in several special collections, including the Mexican Museum of Chicago, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, San Francisco Public Library and the Carnegie Museum.
Although Daniel specializes in printmaking, he is constantly experimenting and working with different media. From 3D modeling software, laser cutters, and game coding, Daniel always brings a sincere perspective and shares a facet of his rich cultural experience with strong social justice under currents. He constantly travels to Mexico and throughout the United States, visiting printmaking studios and working with artists on a variety of projects.