Daniel L. Lisuk

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dan grew up in River Rouge, Trenton and Flushing. Summer jobs in steel mills, and on lake freighters involved him intimately with the industrial side of the Midwest, while his college studies expanded his world to encompass past and contemporary thought and technology.

His art reflects a broad range of human concerns through subject, narrative and a sense of media that is both tactile and symbolic. He has received numerous awards for his drawings, paintings and multimedia art, and is included in many collections around the world.

Dan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Art Education from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in Humanities from Central Michigan University with an emphasis on literature. His post-graduate studies include work at Cranbrook Academy of Art and the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago.

He taught art in Traverse City for thirty-two years at both elementary and high school level and for twenty-two years served as the art department chair of Traverse City Area Public Schools. In 2006 he retired from teaching to make his own art. He is currently Board President of the Leelanau Community Cultural Center (the Old Art Building) in Leland, Michigan, where he lives.