The Department of Art is pleased to welcome Dan Torop as its newest faculty member! Dan’ will be teaching photography.
Since the mid-1990’s, Dan Torop has exhibited photographic and digital work addressing the subjective relationships between the land and its inhabitants. His exhibit “Alkali Desert” has been installed at the Center For Land Use Interpretation’s Exhibit Hall One (Wendover, Utah), TOPS Gallery (Memphis, TN), and The Green Gallery (Milwaukee, WI). His 2010 series of landscapes and portraits, “Skydiving”, was exhibited at Derek Eller Gallery, New York, and comprised a publication from A-Jump Books which the International Center for Photography featured in its 2013 Triennial photobooks installation. Since 1999 he has had six solo shows of his photographs in New York City. His digital “Ocean” has been installed at the American Museum of the Moving Image and the San Francisco Exploratorium.
During a 2013-14 residency at Milwaukee’s Lynden Sculpture Garden, Torop investigated the land’s history and the passage of seasons and creatures across it. This work will culminate in an exhibition and publication in 2015. He has recently been granted residencies at the MacDowell Colony (2013) and the Center for Land Use Interpretation (2011). He has contributed photography and essays to Triple Canopy, Paper Monument and numerous other publications. He received his BA and a Gardner Travelling Fellowship from Harvard College and his MFA in photography from Yale School of Art.