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The experiences I had growing up in a bicultural family fuel the imagery and emotional quality of my work. Over time, I began to recognize cultural dichotomies and to accommodate conflicting viewpoints based on context. With a constantly shifting sense of identity, I explore imagery through my work that is informed by images, emotions, and memory. Painting in layers, I use masking techniques to jumble formal qualities such as abstraction and realistic representation. Recently, I have sourced imagery from Google Street View, the NASA API and social media networks as a way to trace the effect technology has on the construction of images. The combination of divergent elements suggests a pluralistic reality bridging the historical framework of painting, self and the influence of technology on image making.


Born in Northern Bay Area California. Currently living and working in Oakland, California.


Disrupted Realism 2018
Pence Gallery Group Exhibit 2017
Super Natural A Survey of Figurative Contemporary Art 2017
Group Show at Pretty Portal Gallery 2016
Jessup Cellars Gallery New works 2016
Stitched Images, Solo Show at Julie Nester Gallery 2014
Julie Nester Gallery, Aguafiestas, Solo Exhibition 2012
Artist a Day Profile Artist Daniel Ochoa 2010
Figurative Perspectives Exhibition at Julie Nester Gallery 2010


Artist Booklet Daniel Ochoa 2016
The Salt Lake Tribune: Art Exhibits by Ben Fulton, 2012 2012
Ochoa influenced by change 2012

Art Fairs

Scope Basel with Aureus Contemporary 2017
The Blooom Art Fair with Pretty Portal Gallery 2016
Art MRKT San Francisco, Julie Nester Gallery 2016
Art Silicon Valley with Hespe Gallery 2015
SCOPE Art Fair NYC, with Arcadia Gallery 2014
ArtMarkt San Francisco 2013

Notable Blogs

Arte Novus 2017
Paintings by Daniel Ochoa from Sonoma County California. 2017
Wide Walls Post Collective Exhibition at Pretty Portal Gallery 2016
Creative Paper Artist Profile 2014
Bleaq Profile. Fragmented portraits by Daniel Ochoa 2014
The Art Out There: Daniel Ochoa 2012


Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts, sponsored by the San Francico 2008


Daniel Ochoa on Art and Life: an Interview 2016


Collection Solo 2016


MFA Academy of Art University 2008
B.A. Studio Art, Gonzaga University 2002