Dan Corbin received his BA in Art at UC Santa Barbara and his MA in Art at California State University, Chico.
Corbin’s figurative sculptures are a convergence of conceptual tendencies and the human figure. In Corbin’s intersection of figuration and conceptualism, past, present and future co-exist at the same moment, illuminating what it feels like to be alive during current times, with all its beauty, complexities, contradictions and possibilities. Multiple purposes are a recurring motif in Corbin’s work. His sculptures address issues of contemporary society: materialism, industrialization and cultural change, while simultaneously referring to a wide range of human emotions. His sculptures lift the spirit, while questioning what it is to be human. Corbin’s sculptures, postmodernist in nature, are a tripartite of concept, emotion and content. He has rethought and remade figurative sculpture to reflect new global trends and social issues. His sculptures infer figurative representation has not lost its significance, moreover, it continues to meaningfully evolve.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is featured in over 350 private and public collections including Mitchell Museum, Illinois; Crocker Museum, Sacramento; and the collection of Sir Elton John.