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Daniel Ranalli, American artist, writer. Recipient Visual Arts in Performing Arts award National Endowment Arts, Washington, 1978, photographers fellow, 1981, Earthwatch Artists fellow; New Works grantee Massachusetts Council of Arts, 1981, State Arts Council grantee, 1981, 91. President arts lottery council City of Newton. Member Boston Visual Artists Union (vice president 1977-1978).


Ranalli, Daniel was born on October 17, 1948 in New Haven. Son of Donato Anthony and Dorothy Gertrude (Goodwin) Ranalli.


Bachelor, Clark University, 1968. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1971.


Program director Artists Foundation, Boston, 1975-1979. Executive director Truro Center for Arts, Massachusetts, 1979-1981. Gallery director Boston University Art Gallery, 1982-1983.

Columnist Art New England, Boston, since 1982. Director arts administration program Lesley College Graduate School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984-1991. Associate professor fine arts Boston University, since 1991.

Trustee Massachusetts Alliance-Arts Education, Boston, 1977-1979.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Siembab Gallery, Boston, 1978, 79, 82, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1978, FOTO, New York City, 1978, Bradford College, Massachusetts, 1989, Zoe Gallery, Boston, 1991, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1994, Alfred (New York ) University Gallery, 1994. Exhibited in over 70 group shows including Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, 1983, Institute Contemporary Art, Boston, 1981, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York, 1981, Addison Gallery American Art, Massachusetts, 1980, Vision Gallery, 1985, Bradford College, Massachusetts, 1989, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 1992. Represented permanent collections, Museum Modern Art, New York City, San Francisco, Museum Fine Arts, Boston, International Museum Photography, Rochester, Museum Fine Arts, Baltimore, Minneapolis Institute Arts, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, St. Petersburg Museum, Worcester (Massachusetts) Art Museum, Decordova Museum, Massachusetts.

      Exhibited works including photograms and conceptual/environmental photographic work. Columnist: Art New England. Contributing editor: Provincetown Arts Magazine.


President arts lottery council City of Newton. Member Boston Visual Artists Union (vice president 1977-1978).


Married Barbara Ellen Ahlbin, October 12, 1968. 1 child, Joshua Ahlbin.

Donato Anthony Ranalli

Dorothy Gertrude (Goodwin) Ranalli

Barbara Ellen Ahlbin

Joshua Ahlbin Ranalli