Danny Floyd

fine art - creative research


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


2018 ACRE Artist Residency, Chicago, IL/Steuben, WI

2018 Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Curatorial Fellowship

2017 SAIC Art and Design Nexus Team Teaching Award

2016-2018 Chicago Artists Coalition HATCH Projects Curatorial Residency

2105-2017 ACRE Curatorial Fellowship, Chicago, IL/Steuben, WI

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

2018 Heaven is a Place, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017 The Dangerous Professors, Triumph Chicago, Chicago, IL

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


2018 After Junkspace, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago, IL

2018 Not an Inert Box, Triumph Chicago, Chicago, IL

2018 I’ll Take 12, Adler & Floyd, Chicago, IL

2018 Beyond Words, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2017 A Rainbow in Curved Air, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2017 Hand Eye, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL

2017 Boongdoggle, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2017 SOMETHING VERY FOOLISH: Video work by Emily Sasmor, Hairpin Art Center for 2nd Floor Rear Festival, Chicago, IL

2016 Scenario II: Let's Get This Thing Going, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL

2016 Prospects: Julietta Cheung, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL

2016 Scenario I: Dancin' in Heaven, ACRE Projects Chicago, IL

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

2015-2018 Sculpture Part-Time Faculty

Courses include Senior Sculpture Seminar

2014- 2018 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 - 2018 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


2018 The Dangerous Professors, Triumph Gallery, Chicago, IL
This exhibition companion text culls together writing from 153 arts educators with progressive teaching and philosophies, collaged together by thematic political issues


2018 The Dangerous Professors Preface: Art Demands More, Triumph Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 American Standard, Serpentine Magazine
2015 Looking at Nothing Fernwey Gallery, Chicago, IL
Essay commissioned by Third Object curatorial group for their exhibition Were The Eye Not Sunlike
2014 Wheelchair Lift at the Temple of Dendur, Serpentine Magazine
2014 Essays on Weather for a Post-Katrina Society:
“A Monster is Coming”
“Monstropolous Beast”
“Collassal Misjudgements”
“A Certain Personality”
“God Can Make It Rain Tomorrow”
“Country Boy”
“Fantastic and Provisional”
Serpentine Magazine
Series of seven essays published by Serpentine Magazine over seven months