About Studio Daniel Kersh

Studio Daniel Kersh is a collaborative studio for experimental practice and research in contemporary art and performance. Their work is a dialogue between our innermost humanity and the outermost cosmos, in the form of immersive experiences, installations, videos, prints, and performances. The group explores conditions of consciousness, perception, and sensation, curating multi-sensory experiences inviting active participation.

Our Mission

  • To prioritize investigative practices and research through the exploration of technology, its capabilities, and its wonders.
  • To prioritize investigative practices and research through the exploration of consciousness, perception, and the physical nature of our human experience.
  • To lay the grounds for a meditative art experience where viewers may have an experiential encounter with their own minds and bodies.

Biography

DANIEL KERSH

Founder, Director

Daniel Kersh is an American artist that brings his background in lighting design, dance, performance art, and installation art to the new media art genre. As the technology that makes his work possible has only become available in recent years, Kersh finds himself at the heart of the AI Gold Rush. His work is a dialogue between our innermost humanity and the outermost cosmos, in the form of immersive video installations, prints, paintings, and performances. As a student of meditation, his work embodies themes of consciousness, perception, and sensation, inviting a meditative mindset and opportunity for deep looking.

Kersh trained his eye to the nuances of light under the mentorship of Robert Wierzel, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company lighting team. He furthered his studies of light and its effects on bodies, built environments, and the natural world while an apprentice turned Associate Lighting Designer, for Al Crawford at Arc3Design. Most recently he participated in artistic residencies at BRIC Arts and Media, and the Center for Performance Research, and his work was featured in the Pride: UNDEFINED Collection on Curina.co in the “Bodies and Surfaces” exhibition. Kersh’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 2020, a collaborative studio for research and practice in contemporary art and performance. 

"My work is a study of the nature of experience, with particular attention to venturing into the unfamiliar, uncertain, and elusive. Through exploration of the perceptual and emotional involvement of the viewer, my work is also a study of presence and engagement."

"The natural beauty and subtlety of light is something to be reveled in. We perceive reality through light, and when we see, we see with the entirety of our past experience. If light is manipulated, the nature of that reality can be questioned and we are brought closer to the central truths of our own perceptions. My work aims to reveal the complex relationships between the materiality of light, form, and space. By creating a gateway of imagery that gives access to inquiry, the function of my artwork is to induce a state of deep looking for discovery."

Our Team

SHELLY HAWKINS

Curator

JESS MCGUIRE

Marketing Manager

CHRISTIAN BLUE

Studio Assistant

Our Vision

  • To embrace the preciousness of life and access our individual and collective healing, transformation, and liberation within ourselves, our communities, our countries, our humanity, and our planet.