Daniel Kingery is an artist, writer and filmmaker living in New York. After 12 years working and exhibiting extensively in Berlin and Europe, Kingery relocated permanently to the United States in 2013, where he was a partner in the DUMBO, Brooklyn-based artist- and curator-run gallery Kunsthalle Galapagos/ Kunsthalle Projects.
His paintings are highly personal and autobiographical statements, often drawing on literary, philosophical and religious sources as well as imagery appropriated from pop culture. In addition to his painting practice, which deals with spirituality, corruption, commodity fetishism and conceptions of the self, his current projects include “Ghosts of War,” a sound installation that is a collaboration with electronic musician Nathan Wells about Wells’ experiences as a sergeant in the Iraq War in 2003-2004, “Down to the Valley Below,” a full-length feature film about corruption and the divided self in the art world, as well as a translation of Soma Morgenstern’s novel “Flight in France” (“Flucht in Frankreich”) about exiled writers who escape a French concentration camp during World War II. Kingery was also interviewed about his practice for the website Two Coats of Paint.