Dan Grayber creates mechanical objects that are intricately designed to resolve their own problems or shortcomings. Many of the pieces are small, spring loaded, mechanical objects. They are intricately designed and fabricated to accomplish one of the most simple, most essential tasks that an autonomous object can. This task is that of holding itself up. Dan received his BA in Visual Arts from Hampshire College in 1999, and his MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. His work has been shown nationally. He is currently represented by Johansson Projects in Oakland, California. Dan lives and works in Oakland.