Daniel Mayer is an Arizona artist, educator, and fine press publisher who investigates the intersection of language and art resulting in artist’s books, experimental prints, and award-winning public art. Mayer’s personal studio works are a fusion of cultural identity, traces of history, and macro to micro views of our environment.
Mayer’s award-winning public art commissions (glass and terrazzo designs) are located at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and are featured in ArtBeat Nation. Currently, Mayer is designing public art for a new freeway interchange awarded by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.
Mayer is the Director of Pyracantha Press in the School of Art at Arizona State University where he publishes collaborative limited-edition books and prints that reflect our cultural landscape. Pressworks are in 106 national and international Special Collections. Mayer has worked at ASU since 1986 and recently coordinated an incoming donation of letterpress type that creates the largest collection for academic programs in North America.
Mayer exhibits nationally and internationally and has work in numerous collections such as the Getty, Wellesley, Yale, NY Public Library, Klingspor Stadt Museum, and Netherland’s National Library, among others. In 2016, Mayer was a nominee for the Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards – Individual Artist Category. Mayer serves on the PLAYA Advisory Board.