CV - Bio

Daniel J. King, is an artist/educator making lens-based work with a tendency toward the idiosyncratic human relationship to place, geography, and representation. While his formal education is in photographic studio art, he gets easily bored with taking pictures.

He returns again to explore the visual and conceptual possibilities that exist in the process of experiencing place in all its complexity, recognizing the mediation that defines our relationship to place and the anxiety of the photographic image and related texts.


M.F.A., Photography and Integrated Media, Ohio University, Athens, OH 2015 (studied with Laura Larson, Ray Klimek, Daniel Williams, and Colleen Keough)

  • Stanley Blanchard Graduate Scholarship (2012-2013)
  • Graduate Student Scholarship, Tuition Waiver (2012-2015)

B.F.A., Still Based Media Studies: Photography, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH 2001 (studied with Duncan Snyder, Helen Hoffelt, and kon petrochuk)


2018, Egress From Above, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Maidson, WI

2017, Narrative.Rest.Stops, Kresge Gallery, Lyon College, Batesville, AR

2017, Precarious Places: Tracing Rural Routes, Lancaster Art Walk, Lancaster, OH

2016, Wet Grass Folds, Station 116, Athens, OH

2015, ​Divergent Path: King/King/Palmer, Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH

2015, Precarious Places in the Established Order, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH

2010, 3 Photographers: King/Linquist/Antjas, CS Gallery, Columbus, OH

2008, Grounded, Grip Technologies, Columbus, OH


2018 // Governors State University, Art of Veterans, University Park, IL

2018 // Dairy Barn Art Center, OH+5 Biennial Exhibition (Jurors Award), Athens, OH

2016 // Vern Riffe Center​, Art Inspired by the Front Lines, Columbus, OH

2016 // OSU Urban Arts Space​, Ohio Art League Spring Member Juried Exhibition, Columbus, OH

2015 // Schnormeier Gallery​, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio Art League: Spring Member Juried Exhibition, Mount Vernon, OH

2014 // Antenna Gallery​, The Blue Library, chapbook exhibition, New Orleans, LA

2014 // Dogwood Artist Workspace, Unmonumental, Columbia, MI

2014 // Franklin Street Works​, It Narratives (Mail Art), Stanford, CT

2014 // ArtsHouse​, People’s Weather Report, Going Nowhere, Melbourne, Australia

2014 // Manifest Gallery​, FOTOFOCUS: Neither Here Nor There, Cincinnati, OH

2013 // Majestic Galleries, You’re Not From Around Here, Nelsonville, OH

2013 // Trisolini Gallery, Map: String with Pins, Athens, OH

2012 // Clifton Cultural Arts Center​, FOTOFOCUS: Thunderdome, Cincinnati, OH

2010 // Shot Tower Gallery​, Fort Hayes/Roy G Biv, IMAGE OHIO 11, Columbus, OH

2008 // Springfield Museum of Art​, Ohio Art League: Member Juried Exhibition, Springfield, OH

2008 // Shot Tower Gallery, Fort Hayes/Roy G Biv, IMAGE OHIO 8, Columbus, OH

2008 // Junctionview Studios, AGORA IV, Columbus, OH



experimental video short, (8:56 mins, 2018)

2018: Screened as part of In Good Company: Veterans Artist Exposition, Arts + Literature Lab (Madison, WI)


experimental video short, (5:33 mins, 2015)

2018: Screen@SAB, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, (Amherst, MA)

2015–2016: Bogota Experimental Film Festival​ (Bogotá, Colombia), New Short Film Festival, University of North Carolina Greensboro (Greensboro, NC), Split Film Festival​ (Split, Croatia), AntiMatter ​Media Arts Festival, (Victoria BC, Canada), Athens International Film + Video Festival​ (Athens, OH), Moviate​ Underground Film Festival (Harrisonburg, PA).


short experimental film, (3:30 mins, 2006)

2006–2007: Studio 27​, Impure Cinema (San Francisco, CA), Antimatter​ Underground Film and Video Festival (Victoria, Canada), Aurora Picture Show​, Extreme Shorts 10 (Houston, TX), Cinema D, Campus Martius Park (Detroit, MI), Wexner Center for the Arts​, Ohio Film Showcase 2007 (Columbus, OH), 2006 Cricket Engine Gallery, The Patriot Show II (Oakland, CA), Artists Television Access​ Film Festival (San Francisco, CA), No Festival Required, Paper Heart Gallery (Phoenix, AZ), Directors Theater, Experimental Vision, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ).


2018-2019 Adjunct Instructor, Theater Division, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, OH | Courses: Special Topics in Theater Arts: Photography (THAR 4900) A lecture/lab course introducing photography as a tool for theater production, documentation, and promotion & marketing.

2015–2017 Instructor, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH | Courses taught: Personal Vision (PHOT3071): a seminar course focused on concept ideation and refinement techniques through group discussion, readings, critiques, and exchange on issues of contemporary imaging and new media, including visual grammar and art historical literacy. Intermediate Photography (PHOT2034): Through darkroom and digital labs focused on intermediate photographic techniques including film development and printing, negative scanning, and inkjet printing. Introduction to Digital Photography (PHOT1012): Basic digital photography skills, including camera vision, digital darkroom practices, and creative photographic problem solving, are introduced.

2013–2014 Instructor of Record, OH University School of Art + Design, Athens, OH| Courses taught: Advanced Film Photography & View Camera (ART 3810): Advanced level art course large format photography, studio lighting, and advanced darkroom printing techniques as a means of visual expression while developing skills in the language of lens based images. Intro to Digital Photography (ART 1141): Introductory level art course using digital photography, cameras, and the computer as a means of visual expression while developing skills in the language of lens-based images.

2012–2014 Graduate Teaching Assistant, OH University School of Art + Design, Athens, OH| Courses: Image Foundations (ART 1220) w/ Professor Laura Larson; studio course exploring the making of still, moving images through informational, and anthropological investigations into images, image systems, and cultural contexts. Studio Practices: Experimental Moving Image, (ART 3900) w/ Colleen Keough; advanced-level studio course focused on analog/digital hybrids of video and new media, including sound recording as art practice, performance for projection, and video as object. Intro to Film Photography (ART 1131) w/ Daniel Williams; introductory film photography course with a dual purpose of teaching black and white darkroom and traditional color printing practices. Function Foundations, (ART 1210) w/ Brian Deiterle; studio course with an interdisciplinary focus on function as mode of thinking, making, and critical inquiry into representation, form, and performance.

2009–2013 Instructor, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH | Courses Taught: Intro to Digital Photography (PHOTO 1140 both traditional and online sections): technical course introducing basic concepts, skills and tools of digital photography. Black & White Film Photography (PHOTO 1110): Introductory level course using 35mm black and white film photography, cameras, film development and traditional darkroom printing as a means of visual expression while developing skills in the language of lens based images.


2019 Participated in the Visual Thinking Strategies Workshop at Kennedy Museum of Art

• March 27 // Led by Madison Brookshire of, exploring museum partnering opportunities across campus centered on practices of visual thinking, to develop collaborative opportunities with the curricula of both undergraduate and graduate medical training programs at Ohio University.

2019 New Old Image eXchange, School of Art + Design, Ohio University, Athens, OH

• Feb 25-March 30 // Coordinated the New Old Image eXchange exhibition, curated by the Undergraduate Art League, Alden Library, Ohio University

• Feb 12, 2019 // Co-Organizer of a trans-disciplinary symposium to reconsider forgotten photographs with artists, poets, educators, and writers. Keynote by Carmen Winant, with talks by Laura Larson, Brian Harnetty, and many others. (

2019 Member of the 30-Mile Studio Cohort, Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts

• A committee tasked with development of programming for the 30-Mile Studio initiative at Ohio University's CoArts . 30-Mile Studio is a network of regional artists, educators, students, events, and sites interested in co-creating local community-based art and design projects.

2018 Read new work for Watershed Reading Series, Arts + Lit. Lab, Madison, WI

• Nov 17, 2018 // a reading by seven military veterans: Sylvia Bowersox, Doug Bradley, Scott Schultz, Nathan Lewis, Daniel King, Yvette Pino, and William Schuth.

2018 Veteran Arts Initiative​, Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, Columbus, OH

1000 Words: Writing Your Photograph, designed and led a writing workshop with veterans, 3-day adult workshop, 2018

2016-2017 Decorative Arts Center of Ohio​, Lancaster, OH

• Pinhole Camera Building 3-day adult workshop, 2017

• Movie Production Youth Arts Camp, 2016 & 2017

2009 Columbus Urban League​, Summerworks 2009 program, Columbus, OH

• Graphic design & photography instructor, 4-week workshop for high school students from local Somali community

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