Daniel Berlin Biography

Daniel Berlin




Daniel Berlin was born 1954 in Belvidere, Illinois. He received a B.A. in Fine Art and a B.A. in Psychology from Illinois State University in 1977. He went on to receive an M.F.A in Painting from the University of Colorado in 1983, during which time he also studied filmmaking with Stan Brakhage as well as studying Art and Buddhism at Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado.

He became a student of Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in 1977. He also studied poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poets, at the Naropa Institute where he came into contact with a broad range of artists such as Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Gregory Corso, Ann Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Ron Padget, Barbara Dilley. He shared a house there with William Burroughs Jr.

Daniel Berlin moved into loft on the East River in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York in 1984, living there for 18 years. He married Dana Fulmer in 1994, moving to upstate New York in 2001 where he built a new studio.

Berlin received a New York Foundation on the Arts grant in 1987. He attended McDowell Colony as resident in painting. He received a Graduate School Doctoral Fellowship in 1983.  He has had a one-person exhibit titled “Appearance/Emptiness” at Moeller Fine Art, NYC, in 1999 and a one-person exhibit titled “Unseen Rain” at Kent Gallery, New York City in 1992. Berlin has participated in many various group shows

Daniel Berlin’s website is available at: http://www.danielberlin.net/