Artist Statement

Dan McCarey’s work is primarily concerned with creating experiential data landscapes. He is interested in creating visual reflections of the datasets that are continually collected around us. McCarey exposes the process and results of these collection algorithms so we can interpret and experience them. Through an iterative process of collection, visualization and selection, the artist seeks to truthfully present patterns and connections in the underlying data.


Dan McCarey (b. 1980) is a British-American data artist currently working in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is the founder of Maptian, a data visualization and mapping studio. McCarey has a degree in International Development and the Study of Religion from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.


Germ City, Museum of the City of New York
September 2018 - April 2019

Contagion, Science Gallery Bengaluru
April - December 2021


Watch how much microplastic flows from our rivers into the ocean,
Fast Company, April 2020

Watch Global Childhood Mortality Plummet Around The World,
Fast Company, June 2014

Roads Kill: The toll of traffic accidents is rising in poor countries,
The Washington Post January 2014

This Map Shows That Cars Are One Of The Most Deadly Things On Earth,
Fast Company, September 2013