Photo by Liz Chrisman
Daniel Freeman, of Russellville, Arkansas, is a Mixed Media Artist. He studied at Memphis College of Art, where he received his Bachelors in Fine Arts and Graphic Design in 2007. As a part of his studies at MCA, Daniel had the opportunity to travel to Florence, Italy as a summer student resident. He studied at Santa Reparata International School of Art, as well as learning the foundations of book making.
As a student at Memphis College of Art, he was commissioned to do the posters and ticket design for the Mud Island Rap Festival, hosted by MTV. Later, he designed billboard concept art for companies such as Chevrolet and Honda. As an intern at Thomson and Company in Memphis, Tennessee, he was given his first taste of the corporate art world were he felt stripped of his creativity and soon realized he wished to pursue a less forced use of his talent. He then went to work for himself as a freelance artist.
As a fine artist, Daniel has had numerous individual shows in Arkansas, as well as group shows in Tennessee and Louisiana. The most recent shows include: "Into the Forest" on October 16th, 2015 at Kaleidoclasm the Gallery, "The Building Block" on September 4th, 2015 at Kaleidoclasm the Gallery, "The Skin We Live In" on July 31st, 2015 at Kaleidoclasm the Gallery, "The Things That Live Inside" on June 5th, 2015 at Kaleidoclasm the Gallery, "A Million Miles from a Dream" on March 6th, 2015 at Kaleidoclasm the Gallery, "Under the Moon" on January 3rd, 2015 at Kaleidoclasm the Gallery, and many more.
For over two decades, Freeman has engulfed himself in drawing, painting, book design, photography, and graphic design. He is known for his clever narratives that are incorporated into his artwork and now runs an art gallery in Russellville, Arkansas called Kaleidoclasm the Gallery. He, along with his wife Korri freeman, teaches art classes to all ages out of the gallery and works as a full-time artist.
In a world full of striving artists, Freeman brings a level of creativity that is uniquely his own. He continues to push the boundaries of conventional as well as experimental thinking in his art.
“We live how we live, no one can tell us how to do it. That's what makes us who we are and determines what we become.”