Daniel Kersh is a queer/zen buddhist visual artist, lighting designer, creative director, and dancer/choreographer residing in NYC.
Daniel Kersh is a queer/zen buddhist visual artist, lighting designer, creative director, and dancer/choreographer residing in NYC. Daniel studied lighting design &technology and 3D & installation studio art at The University of Arizona and theSanta Reparata International School of Art. He has studied dance at L’accademia Europea and various schools around New York City. Daniel’s strong passion for light,art, and movement grew into a breadth of work in lighting design, installations, and performance. With the mission of blending these mediums, he formed Studio Daniel Kersh in 2015 as an outlet for his work.Daniel is currently a freelance associate lighting designer and drafts person at Arc3design under Al Crawford. Notable credits include designing a showpackage for Azamara Club Cruises, acting as Associate Designer at events forGoogle Hardware, the Women’s Association, and Youtube Fashion.This past year hehas participated in artistic residencies at BRIC Arts and Media and Center forPerformance Research. Recently he produced a virtual solo exhibition, “LookingDeeply\Refracting Duality\Arizona.2020”. His work has been seen at the Lionel Rombach Gallery, Santa Reparata International Gallery, Dusk Music Festival,Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival, Ailey Citigroup Theater, the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, and Arizona Repertory Theatre. He has created works forColumbia Ballet Collaborative, the New York Butoh Institute, Artifact Dance Project,Sam Watson, Jordan Lloyd, and he is the resident lighting artist with Hawkins dance.