Dan Farnum was born in the blue-collar town of Saginaw, Michigan. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and BFA from the University of Michigan. His photographs address the American experience, landscape, and culture.


Dan is the recipient of many notable awards such as Best in Show at the Midwest Contemporary exhibition in Chicago, which was awarded by Natasha Egan and Karen Irvine from the Museum of Contemporary Photography, two prizes from the Paul Sack Architectural Photography Contest at SFAI, the Juror’s Selection Award given by Christopher Rauschenberg at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Director’s Choice Award from Ann Pallesen at the Photo Center Northwest in Seattle, and an award from William Jenkins, who was responsible for the influential New Topographics exhibition.


Dan’s prints have previously been exhibited at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, MPLS Photo Center in Minneapolis, Sea and Space Explorations in LA, and at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in NYC. Additionally he has been featured in solo exhibitions in venues such as the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, and the University of Wisconsin.

He is currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Tulsa.

Alibi Fine Art

4426 N Ravenswood

Chicago, IL 60640

(773) 454-1512




Noon - 5 PM and

by appointment

Dan Farnum


b. 1979