BFA, Kansas State University
Leadership Studies, Kansas State University
Dan Ney is a Sculptor born and raised throughout the rolling plains of Kansas. Forming the foundation, his values have provided an essential life compass as he navigated two deployments to Iraq throughout his college career. He began his journey as an architect then as a student in Drawing. Lacking the depth, he gravitated towards sculpture and cast bronze, iron, aluminum, and stone. The casting process allows him to explore his personal narrative through the repetition and labor involved in fine art metal casting. Via his life experiences, Dan seeks to retrieve and reflect on the identities he has most intimately associated with. His work has been shown at the William T. Kemper Art Gallery, Mingenback Art Gallery, Mark A. Chapman Gallery as well as numerous public works around the state capital in Topeka, Kansas. Dan received his B.F.A. in Sculpture and Leadership Studies Minor from Kansas State University in 2015. He is currently a first-year M.F.A. candidate in the Ole Miss sculpture program.