Daniel Mirer was born in Brooklyn, New York, and currently resides in the Bay Area of Northern California, where he works as an artist/photographer and educator. Mirer received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute and his Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the California Institute of the Arts. Mirer has participated in prestigious artist residency programs, including the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program, the Bronx Museum of the Arts Artists in the Marketplace, Regional Central American & Caribbean Contemporary Arts Forum in Honduras, the Starry Night Artist Residence in New Mexico and the Baxter Street @ CCNY Workspace artist residency. Daniel Mirer, along with other international artists, had recently received through project leader Professor Katharina Bosse two start-up funding grants from the German government, Kunststiftung (Art Foundation) North Rhine-Westphalia & Landesverband Westfalen-Lippe (Foundation for the Region of Westfalia-Lippe to begin the creation of a body of work titled “Thingstätten in Deutschland.” Mirer was also the recipient of the New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for photography and the Dana Artist Fellowship for continuing education.
Throughout Mirer’s career as an artist, he participated in many speaking engagements, some of which were the Northeast Regional Conference, The Society for Photographic Education, Ubiquity vs. the Sublime works from Thingstätten in Deutschland Photography Installation Presentation. Museum Presentation, Muybridge Revisited in the 21st Century, The Heckscher Museum of Art Artist Presentation for the photography project Thingstätten (Thing cult), The Department of International Cultural Relations of NRW KULTUR sekretariat in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Daniel Mirer had given an artist presentation for the Leiden University Libraries, an acquisition committee of artworks from the “ArchitorSpace” project to the library collection. An artist presentation for the School of Communications, Webster University, Leiden, Netherlands. Invited artist to present an artist lecture and photography workshop. The workshop covered a brief history of photography within urban spaces and the photographic critique. Visiting Artist and department presentation, invited as a visiting Lecturer for one week to give class instruction and conduct student critiques, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota, Artist Presentation, Regents College, London, England Artist talk for Design Bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands and an Artist presentation for the College of Architecture, Design and Communication, Auburn University, Rome, Italy campus.
Mirer’s artwork is part of museum and institution collections, including the Special Collections of the Library of the University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas, Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, Dallas, Texas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Daniel Mirer is currently represented by ElliottGallery, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.