Daniel Ranalli

Daniel RanalliAssociate Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration

MA, Boston University
BA, Clark University

Professor Emeritus Daniel Ranalli founded the Master of Science in Arts Administration in 1992, and served as director of the program through spring 2014. He has extensive experience as an arts administrator, curator, art critic, and gallery director, and has worked as a consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous state arts councils developing programs for artist support. Ranalli’s own work as an artist  is in the permanent collections of more than twenty-five museums in the U.S. and abroad including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Smithsonian National Gallery of American Art. Ranalli has participated in over one hundred and thirty solo and group shows throughout the U.S. and abroad. For a dozen years he wrote on arts issues for several regional and national publications.

Ranalli has also served on the Board of Trustees and on the Education and Collections Committees of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Scholarly Works

Solo Exhibitions:

Snail Drawings. Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Mass., December 2011–January 2012.

Traces:  Daniel Ranalli–Cape Work, 1987-2007. Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, Mass., 2010.

Daniel Ranalli: Chalkboards. Freight+Volume, New York, N.Y., 2010.

Daniel Ranalli–New Work. DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., August 2010.

Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Mass., 2009.

DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., 2009.

artSTRAND, Provincetown, Mass., 2008.

artSTRAND, Provincetown, Mass., 2007.

artSTRAND, Provincetown, Mass., 2006.

artSTRAND, Provincetown, Mass., 2005.

DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., 2004.

DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., 2003.

Clark University Art Gallery, Worcester, Mass., 2003.

DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., 2002.

DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., 2001.

DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., 2000.

Group Exhibitions:

Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass. October 2013–September 2014.

25th Anniversary Sea Grant Exhibition. University of Rhode Island Art Gallery, Kingston, R.I. October 2013.

Dance/Draw. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass. 2012.

The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America’s Oldest Art Colony. Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kans., February–April 2012.

The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America’s Oldest Art Colony. Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pa., October 2011–January 2012.

75 Artists for the 75th. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass., October–December 2011.

Fortieth Anniversary Exhibition. Panopticon Gallery, Boston, Mass., September–October 2011.

Outermost. DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., August 2011.

Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in America’s Oldest Continuous Art Colony, 1899–2011. New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Conn., July–October 2011.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellows in Painting and Drawing. Tufts University Art Gallery, Somerville, Mass., July 2011.

Behind the Green Door. DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., June 2010.

The Visible Vagina. Frances M. Naumann Fine Art and David Nolan Gallery, New York, N.Y., January 28–March 20, 2010.

Portfolio Exhibition. Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Mass., 2008.

Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, Mass., 2007.

Views of the Pilgrim Monument. Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Mass., 2007.

Digitas Gallery, Boston, Mass., 2007.

Pictures Outside the Box. Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Mass., 2006.

New Acquisitions for the Permanent Collection. DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass., 2005.

Recent Acquisitions. Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, Mass., 2005.

Provincetown’s Art. New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Mass., 2005.

Abstract Photography in the Permanent Collection. DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass., 2004.

Concerning the Spiritual in Photography. Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Mass., 2004.

Earth, Landscape & the Pamet. Ethan Cohen/Art Haus, Truro, Mass., 2004.

Stop Time. Fine Arts Work Center Gallery, Provincetown, Mass., 2002.

Some Boston Photographers:1960s-90s. Museum of Fine Arts , Boston, Mass., 2001.

Imaging Time. College of the Holy Cross Art Gallery, Worcester, Mass., 2001.

Altered Landscape. LFL Gallery, New York, N.Y., 2001.

Boston Photography: 1955-1985. DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass., 2000-2001.

Books and Exhibition Catalogs

100 Boston Artists, Chawky Frenn (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.: July 28, 2013).

Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, Deborah Forman (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.: July 28, 2013).

Ranalli, D., and Brown, L. K. Traces: Daniel Ranalli—Cape Work 1987–2007. Exhibition catalog, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 2010.

Daniel Ranalli: Asian Work, Clark University Art Gallery, 2003.

Imaging Time, College of the Holy Cross Art Gallery, 2001.

Photography in Boston: 1955-85, edited by Lafo & Nagler (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2000).

The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant Rhode Island: The First Ten Years, University of Rhode Island, 1998.

Daniel Ranalli: Projects + Photographs, 1994.

Cape Cod National Seashore, Artists Map Project, 1993.

Breakdown!: Terrains of Displacement and Rites of Reclamation. Susan Stoops,  Rose Art Museum (exhibition catalog), Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., 1992.

Lensless Photography, Franklin Institute, Pa. 1982.

A Photographic Patron. Preface by Carl Chiarenza, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass., 1981.

RE:PAGES, New England Foundation for the Arts, 1981.

Into the Eighties: New England Photography. New England Foundation for the Arts, 1980.

Patron’s Choice, DeCordova Museum, 1976.

Recent Reviews/Articles

McQuaid, C. Review of Traces: Daniel Ranalli, Cape Work 1987-2007 in Boston Globe, December 4, 2010.

Forman, D. “Ranalli’s Whims of Nature,” review of Traces: Daniel Ranalli, Cape Work 1987-2007 in Art New England in Art New England, November/December 2010.

“The Ephemeral Work of Daniel Ranalli,” interview in ArtSake, September 22, 2010.

“Critic’s Tip,” review with color reproduction in Boston Globe Calendar, August 24, 2006.

Veronica, M. Review of Natural Obsession in Arts Media, July 2005.

McQuaid, C. Review with reproduction of DNA show in Boston Globe, August 13, 2004.

Feeney, M. Review in Boston Globe, February 6, 2004.

Millis, C. Review and reproduction in Boston Phoenix, September 8, 2002.

Kennedy, Eileen. Two features in Arts Editor, November 15, 2001, and Summer 2001.

“On Equal Ground: Artists Living on the Tip of Cape Cod 1945- 2000,” Provincetown Art Museum, 2001.

Bradbury, B. “Three Decades in Focus,” group show review in Arts Editor, February 2001.

Temin, C. “Local Light & Shadow,” group show review in Boston Globe, November 5, 2000.

Publications

Over 85 articles contributed to Art New England, 1982-1995.
Frequent contributor to Provincetown Arts, 1990-1993.

Lectures/Presentations

“Artists, Curators and audiences in the 21st Century.” Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., April, 2011.

“The American System of Arts Support.” Universitat Pompeu-Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, March 11, 2010.

Fellowships, Grants, and Honors

Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship (Drawing), 2010.

Massachusetts Cultural Council, Fellowship Finalist (Photography), 1999.

Outer Cape Artists Residence/National Seashore: Dune Shack Residency, 1997.

Visual Artists Sea Grant, National Artist’s Fellowship, University of Rhode Island, 1995.

EARTHWATCH. Artist’s Fellowship, 1992-1993.

The Artists Foundation, Artist’s Fellowship Finalist (Interarts), 1991.

Awards in the Visual Arts, national nominee, 1990.

Lesley College, Distinguished Faculty Award, 1988, 1990.

Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council, Individual Artist Grant, 1983, 1991.

The Artists Foundation, Artist’s Fellowship Finalist (Photography), 1981, 1982.

National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship, 1981.

Massachusetts Council on the Arts/Photographic Resource Center: New Works Grant, 1981.

National Endowment for the Arts: Visual Arts in the Performing Arts grant, 1978.