2007 MFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2002 BA, Art, emphasis in Painting and Drawing, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2001 Summer Study at the American University of Rome, Italy
2013 New Work, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Blue Skies From Now On, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Yesterday's Here, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Two Person Exhibitions
2013 Endless Vacation (with Jeff Ramirez), Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 8, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Thirty-Three: Celebrating 33 Years of Independent Spirit & Sundance Film Festival, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
2016 Nexus, Brand Library and Arst Center, Glendale, CA
2016 Unnatural Histories V, Antler Gallery, Portlands, OR
2016 LAX / ORD, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 The New Vanguard, The Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
2015 POW! WOW!: Exploring the New Contemporary Movement, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
2015 La Familia, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA
2014 Connect & Collect, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2014 New Visions of the West, Whitespace Gallery, Ogden, UT
2014 For Real? Magical Realism in American Art, Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2012 Wild at Heart, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA
2012 Picks of the Harvest, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA
2011 Devil Town, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA
2011 The Realists: New, Recent and Historical Works, Artzone 461, San Francisco, CA
2011 Outlandish: Contemporary Depictions of Nature, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
2010 Surrealism Now, Casa Museu Bissaya Barreto, Coimbra, Portugal (catalog)
2009 Family Pictures, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2009 Opening Salvo, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 10 Under 30, Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
2008 MFA Selections, Gatehouse Gallery, The Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2007 No Gifts, Please, Michael Rosenthal Contemporary Art, Redwood City, CA
2007 Cream, From the Top, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
2007 Red Ink Revisited, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA
2014 MFA Mentor, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA
2010 Guest Lecturer, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA
2008 Panelist, The MFA Experience, Moderator: Michael Schwager, Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
2007 Panelist, Artists' Forum, Moderators: Kenneth Baker and Glen Helfand, Arts Benicia, CA
2004 Art Instructor, Presidio YMCA Summer Camp at CELLspace, San Francisco, CA
Andy Smith, "Dan Lydersen's Oil Paintings Twist the Ordinary", Hi-Fructose, Nov 15, 2016.
Blisss Magazine, Issue 94, June, 2015.
Maryanne Alford, The Like Magazine, "Lydersen Images", Issue 09, Fall, 2013.
Jessica Portillo, "Endless Vacation at Thinkspace Gallery," Platinum Cheese, August 17, 2013.
"Endless Vacation: Jeff Ramirez + Dan Lydersen", Artweek L.A., Vol. 133, August 12-19, 2013.
Fourteen Hills: The San Francisco State University Review, Volume 19.2, 2013.
Wag's Revue, Issue 13, Winter 2012-13.
New American Paintings #97, December, 2011.
Spencer Young, "Blue Skies From Now On," Art Practical, January 13, 2011.
Kenneth Baker, "Lydersen Represents," San Francisco Chronicle, December 25, 2010.
Dan Lydersen, "Dan Lydersen," Direct Art, Volume 17, 2010.
Maren Jinnet, "The Art of Devotion," Wired Magazine, April 2010.
Richard Bammer, “Top of Their Class,” Vacaville Reporter, July 20, 2007.
Saunthy Nicolson-Singh, “Buildings and Bones,” Sacramento News & Review, October 19, 2006.
di Rosa, Napa, CA
Tequila Herradura, Amatitan, Jalisco, Mexico
Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA