Danny Floyd

fine art - creative research

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2009 BFA with Honors, Photography, Rhode Island School Of Design 

2013 MA, Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2014 MFA, Studio with concentration in Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


2016-2017 ACRE Artist Residency Curatorial Fellowship

2015 Sculpture Selection Panelist, Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, San Francisco, CA

2014 SAIC Liberal Arts Writing Fellowship

2012 Visiting Artist in Residence at AS220, Providence, RI

2011 New Artist Society Trustee Scholarship, yearly

2008 Paul Krot Memorial Scholarship for Photography Excellence

2007 National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant


Solo Shows

 2009 It’s Hard to Explain, Because It’s Easy to Understand Red Eye Gallery, Providence, RI

Group Shows

2015 Terrorists in the Library: Are you the Terrorist?, President's Gallery at Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

2015 2 Tambours cornerstore, Chicago, IL

2015 Were the Eye Not Sunlike Fernwey Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015 A Program of Silent Lectures, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2015 Elementary Reading, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2014 SAIC MFA Show Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2014 Frozen Borderline Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL

2013 Back Matter Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2011 Points and Pixels AS220 Resident Gallery, Providence, RI

2009 Photography Senior Exhibition Woods-Gerry Gallery at RISD, Providence, RI

2009 Me & We Hillel Gallery Project, Providence, RI

2009 Photography Department Triennial Exhibition Woods-Gerry Gallery at RISD, Providence, RI


2015 Glass House: Intimacy with Buildings, Co-curator, Ballroom Projects in partnership with The Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago, IL

2015 Orange You Glad!, Curator, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL

2015 Acerbunundrum: SAIC Visual and Critical Studies MA Show , Curatorial consultant, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL

2014, 2015 General Objects, Curator Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL; Fjord Space, Philadelphia, PA 

2014 Siblings: New Work by Valentina Zamfirescu, Curator, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL

2011 Lim Tzay Chuen: Extended Classroom, Curatorial team-member, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2009 In Defense of the Mundane, Co-curator, Hounds of Love Gallery, Providence, RI

2008 The Language Art, The Art Language, Co-curator, RISD Student Life Gallery, Providence, RI

2008 Testing In Progress, Co-curator, RISD Student Life Gallery, Providence, RI

2008 Photocatharsis: Celebrating the Eye, Curator, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, RI


School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2015 Sculpture Part-Time Faculty 

Courses include Senior Sculpture Seminar

2014- 2016 Visual and Critical Studies Part-Time Faculty

Courses include graduate and undergraduate Visual and Critical Studies seminar “Musicking: Music and Participatory Culture,” and will teach“Building as Form” a collaborative seminar with SAIC Sculpture  

2014 Liberal Arts Writing Fellow

2013-2014 Research and Studio Assistant to Joseph Grigely

2012 Liberal Arts Instructor

Courses include First-Year English seminar on the theme “Writing on Music” 

2012 Art History Teaching Assistant, History of Photography

2011-2014 Contemporary Practices Department Teaching Assistant

Assisted professor Lora Lode in teaching first year undergraduates basics of two-dimensional and time-based composition with particular emphasis on video editing

2012 - 2013 BA Visual & Critical Studies and BFA Liberal Arts Thesis Teaching Assistant

Assisted professors Maud Lavin and Terri Kapsalis in editing undergraduate theses in VCS and advised students on refining their writing and ideas

2012 Special Collections Assistant for Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection

Terry Dowd, LLC

2014-2015 Art Handler, Transport, and Storage

2015 Transport Coordinator

Iolabs, inc.

2010-2011 Digital Fine Art, Photo, Display Imaging and Finishing

AS220 Art Center

2009-2011 Instructor of Photography, Key Member

Deerfield Academy Summer Arts Camp (DASAC)

2010-2014 Instructor

Taught and mentored young artists, designed curricula in sculpture, painting, photography, and video that catered to a wide range of prior experience and fostered individual artistic exploration 

Rhode Island School of Design

2006- 2008 Photography and Foundations Department Teaching Assistant

Worked with professors to lead critiques of student work, provide technical assistance, advise students on various topics in photography, video, and painting