Daniel Dugan

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Born (1978-11-09) November 9, 1978 (age 45)
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Artist
  • actor

Daniel Dugan (b. November 9th, 1978) is an American contemporary artist and actor of Cuban descent whose work focuses on his life-long exploration of a uniformly spaced single line that never intersects. His work traverses a variety of media such as painting, sculpture, and fashion - all of which are bridged through the ritual of illustrating the continuous line. Over the last 30 years, Dugan has constructed a body of work exploring the diverse capacities of the one continuous line with ink, acrylic, oil, watercolor, wire, wood, steel, LED lighting, and more.

Dugan was raised in Alabama, initially following a fascination with anatomy, he received an Honours Degree in Biology and Spanish as a pre-med student at The University of Alabama. While living in Miami he turned to the performing arts to get in touch with his Cuban roots. Acting led him to live in New York and eventually be based out of Los Angeles. Throughout his acting career he never stopped his creative practice with the line. Organically, his focus and time shifted to solely exploring his “one continuous line”.

Daniel Dugan's work is a meditation and creative expression of his personal philosophies which are accessible to all inspired by, and interested in, the human condition. His line is a masterful puzzle, evoking the notion that the journey is the most important part of any destination. This narrative of micro and macro cosmic realities is often referred to in Dugan’s work - from Brain coral to the constructions of cellular organisms. Each work has a beginning and an ending, tracking his stream of consciousness in the moment. His signature style represents the flow of life and the unexpected events and emotions that unfold along the way - each adding value and balance. It is a reminder that we cannot control our path, but we can rather surrender to it and accept life as it unfolds. With each work, Dugan practices the concept of not knowing and being present.


Visual Arts

Based in his Los Angeles studio, Dugan has also set up a creative space in Ibiza & Mexico City as he expands his work in Europe and South America. He is committed to making art for social impact, and has contributed works to Phase One Foundation for cancer research, and First Responders. He has shown work at Palm Springs Modernism Week, Spring/Break Art Show.


Dugan has explored the visual imagery of the labyrinth in a line of apparel that include his well embraced silk scarfs. Dugan has also ventured into tailoring, creating a bespoke velvet suit with his “line” design.

Interior Design

Dugan has engaged with the world of luxury interiors through his cushion designs, wall paper, and rugs. Through doing this he has brought his fine art into the more domestic sphere of design. His “line” allows for such seamless translation into a variety of materials, permitting Dugan to work in territories of often explorative commissions, challenging him to take the line where it has not yet been.


Daniel has played a variety of roles in Broadway and Film, such as his role in the 2003 movie More Coffee.

Selected Monographs, Publications & Artist's Books

Dugan’s profile and art has been featured in Robb Report (2023)[1], Numero Netherlands (2023) [2], El Heraldo de México (2021)[3], The Art Issue of Angelo Magazine (2020)[4], The New York Post Miami Art Basel coverage (2021)[5], Quién Magazine (2021)[6], the Ocean Rescue Alliance (2021)[7], the LA Times, LA Weekly, California Vibe Lux Magazine (2017), Reforma Magazine, Grammy’s MusiCares Foundation, and was highlighted in the Oct./Nov. issue of Traditional Home Magazine as one of their “Movers & Makers” (2017), [8],[9],[10],[11], Zach Ellis Photography [12]


  1. Dugan, Daniel. "Artist Daniel Dugan on His Signature Continuous Line Pieces and How Travel Inspires His Work". Robb Report. EMMA REYNOLDS. Retrieved 1 July 2023.
  2. Dugan, Daniel. "HOLD THE LINE". Numero Netherlands. Numero Netherlands. Retrieved 4 July 2023.
  3. {{cite news |first1=The Mexican Herald |title=Daniel Dugan
  4. Angeleno, Modern Luxury (December 2020). "'TIS THE SEASON". No. The Art Issue. Christoper Gialanella. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  5. Staff, Post (4 December 2021). "Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 in photos". New York Post. New York Post. Retrieved 17 September 2022.
  6. Lozano Garduño, Hildeliza (13 May 2021). "'We Did it Our Way'". Quien. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  7. Dugan, Daniel. "Daniel Dugan Mixed-media Visual Artist". Ocean Rescue Alliance International. Retrieved 1 July 2023.
  9. Dugan, Daniel. "Daniel Dugan, "Yes Please"". Spring Break Art Fair. Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  10. Dugan, Daniel (16 December 2017). "WEWORK X IN HEROES WE TRUST ART EXHIBITION – MIAMI ART WEEK". New York Style Guide. Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  11. Dugan, Daniel. "Artists". Bill Stark Public Relations. Bill Stark. Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  12. Dugan, Daniel. "DANIEL DUGAN ART". Zach Ellis Photography. Zach Ellis Photography. Retrieved 10 July 2023.

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