James Daichendt

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G. James Daichendt
Sticker from "Shepard Fairey Inc."
Sticker from "Shepard Fairey Inc."
BornGary James Daichendt Jr.
(1975-11-22) November 22, 1975 (age 47)
Youngstown, Ohio, USA
OccupationProfessor, Author, Art critic
Alma materColumbia University
Notable worksShepard Fairey Inc. Artist * Professional * Vandal, Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art

G. James Daichendt (born 1975) is an art critic and art historian. He serves as the Dean of the Colleges and Professor of Art History at Point Loma Nazarene University in Southern California.[1] He is also a professor at Boston University.[2][3]

Dr. Daichendt founded and is the Principal Editor for the academic journal "Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art."[4][5] He has written six books. The most recent are texts about the artists Kenny Scharf "In Absence of Myth" and Shepard Fairey "Shepard Fairey Inc. Artist/Professional/Vandal." His text Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art earned him the title Professor Street Art.[6][7] He has also received academic attention for his texts Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research and Artist-Teacher: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching. Daichendt lectures regularly on the subject of art education and street art and was featured on TED Talk, The Streets as Canvas. He has authored biographies on artists Robbie Conal and Kenny Scharf.

Dr. Daichendt's writing has appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune, KCET Artbound, LA Weekly, Artillery: Killer Text on Art, ArtScene, Art Education, International Journal of Art and Design Education, Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art, Pasadena Scene Magazine, Beverly Hills Lifestyle, Cassone: The International Online Magazine of Art and Art Books, APU Life, Teaching Artist Journal, and The Art Book. He lives in California with his wife and three children.[8][9]



  • Robbie Conal: The Life of a Guerrilla Artist (forthcoming)
  • The Urban Canvas: Street Art Around the World (2017)
  • Kenny Scharf: In Absence of Myth (2016)
  • Shepard Fairey Inc. Artist/Professional/Vandal (2013)
  • Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art (2012)
  • Artist Teacher: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching (2011)
  • Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research (2010)

Catalog Essays[edit]

  • Performing Research (2017). Los Angeles, CA: Fellows of Contemporary Art
  • Becoming Loco (2017). Manhattan Beach Art Center
  • British Invasion (2016). Lancaster, CA: Museum of Art and History.
  • An Introduction to Post-Future: Art as a Sign and Symbol, An Interview with John Van Hamersveld (2016). Manhattan Beach Art Center.
  • Servant to Infinite Distraction with Desire Obtain Cherish (2016). New York, NY: UNIX Gallery.
  • Justin Bower: A Fractured Self (2016). Lancaster, CA: Museum of Art and History.
  • Enterprising Street art from Outside/In (2015). Pasadena, CA: Art Center College of Design.
  • A New Era for Alex Couwenberg (2015). Azsua, CA: Azusa Pacific Arts Press.
  • Pictures of Nothing Revisited (2014). La Verne, CA: University of La Verne.
  • The Art of David Flores (2014). Azusa, CA: Azusa Pacific Arts Press & Cameron + Company.
  • Tim Bavington: Poptivism (2014). Azusa, CA: Azusa Pacific Arts Press.
  • Lynn Aldrich: Un/common objects (2013). Pasadena, CA: Art Center College of Design.
  • Late Confessions: How and Nosm (2013). New York, NY: Jonathan LeVine Gallery.
  • Embodied: A 10-Year retrospective of Kent Anderson Butler (2012). Pomona, CA: The W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery.


  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • KCET ArtBound
  • Principal editor, Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art
  • ArtScene
  • Artillery: Killer Text on Art
  • Arts and culture editor, Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine
  • Pasadena Scene Magazine and Pasadena Star News


  1. ^ "G. James Daichendt, Ed.D." Point Loma Nazarene University. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "G. James Daichendt | College of Fine Arts". www.bu.edu. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "G. James Daichendt, Ed.D. - Meet the Faculty - Azusa Pacific University". www.apu.edu. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Editorial (2011). Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art, 1(1). p. 1.
  5. ^ "University of Chicago Press". Archived from the original on January 31, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2011.
  6. ^ "Professor Street Art Takes a Critical Look at Shepard Fairey". KCET. October 28, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Getting Up with Author Jim Daichendt- Yay! LA Magazine". www.yaylablog.com. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  8. ^ http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/contact/view-contact-page,id=17197/ Intellect Books
  9. ^ Daichendt, G. James. "Breaking barriers with art: Public interaction influences Hugo Crosthwaite's work at Liberty Station". sandiegouniontribune.com. Retrieved November 9, 2018.

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