Dan Burfield Artist

Artist Statement

My work evokes nostalgia and reminds you of a joyful past. Combining the old with the new, it directs your attention to long forgotten beauty now slated for the landfill. My mission is to preserve and rescue and to leave a legacy of beauty revived. Through the repurpose of broken and discarded materials, I challenge the viewer to focus on the details and in doing so reassign their value to art.

Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Exhibitions

This Sacred Thing, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, TBD 2020

Past Galleries and Exhibitions

Pinball Famous, Solo Exhibition, Artsmiths Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2019
Off the Wall, Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery, New Kensington, PA 2019
Kickback Pinball Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018-19
History Inspires Art, Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Tiltcycle: A Pinball Revival, Solo Exhibition, Studio 2091 Mothersbaugh, Akron, Ohio, 2014
Insert Coin to Play, Wildcard, Pittsburgh, 2011

Current Galleries

Artsmiths Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017-current
Pittsburgh Pottery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018-current

Selected Fairs

Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh, PA, 2020
Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018
Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017
Holiday mART, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA, 2016
Lucifer’s Gallery, Pittsburgh Tattoo Company, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Art Brew, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA, 2016
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Crafts & Drafts, East End Brewing Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Pittsburgh Retrogaming Convention, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015


Mezelmods, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Efikio, Seattle, Washington
Wildcard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
E Street, Cleveland, Ohio
Chain Link Addiction, Cleveland, Ohio

Awards / Honors

Best in Show – History Inspires Art, Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Emerging Artist, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
Grand Prize, Pittsburgh City Paper ArtBox Contest, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015
Best in Show Vendor Award – Replay FX, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015

Press / Media

4 the 412 video studio interview, WTAE, Pittsburgh, 2016
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pinball Profile with Jeff Teolis K106FM, ON, CA
Fun With Bonus
PAPA TV live stream
The Pinball Podcast, guest
Bro, Do You Even Talk Pinball?
Reloved Magazine, Jan 2016
Shore Home & Garden Magazine, March 2015
Upcycle That
Cheezeburger WIN!
Pinball News
The Arcade Archives


The University of Akron Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, 1995