Renowned Texas artist Stephen Daly’s work is challenging and light-hearted in equal parts. Daly explores human communication and all its accompanying transformations and failures. He does this through a variety of mediums: sculpture, drawing, and sometimes a mixture of both. The human head, rendered minimalist and absurd, recurs throughout Daly’s sculptural works. His ink and watercolor works on paper draw on the whimsicality of Joan Miró and vibrant geometrical compositions of Kandinsky. A swirl of symbols, references, and patterns draw the viewer into an associative web. A note of sarcasm and a keen sense of humor cuts through the weightier themes of human psychology and sensory understanding that characterize Daly’s work. Daly received his BFA from San Jose State University, an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and taught at the University of Texas at Austin for more than two decades. A recipient of the prestigious Prix de Rome, his work has been exhibited internationally and found its way into museums and galleries across the United States. He continues to live and work in Texas, refining the figurative aspect of his sculptural work as well as further exploring the medium of drawing.