Dan Foley (he/him) is a multi-disciplinary performance artist whose work inspires visceral responses to stunning visuals and gorgeous soundscapes. Foley’s work includes scoring, sound design, interactive performance software, pop music production, experimental lighting design and full-stack software engineering.
He uses Ableton Live, Max/MSP, Processing, TouchOSC, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MIDI, DMX, screens, projections and much more to engineer performances and art installations.
A founding member of the Chicago performance art collective, BAATHHAUS, Foley has moved on to work with Steven Reker, NIC Kay, Netta Yerushalmy, KC Crow Maddux and Shea Couleé with work hosted by institutions including Brooklyn Academy of Music, BRIC Arts (NYC), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Abrons Art Center (NYC), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), DePaul Art Museum (Chicago), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Salonathon (Chicago), Links Hall (Chicago), Pivot Arts (Chicago), Stargayzer (Austin), FOKL Center (Kansas City, KS) and invited as guest lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
Foley’s work can also be heard in Stephen Cone’s film, Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party and VICELAND’s series Balls Deep.
In addition to his work in the art world, Foley designs and develops websites for artists and creative professionals.
Foley received his MFA from the Performance and Interactive Media Arts program at Brooklyn College in 2018.