Daniel Rich translates photographs into paintings that call attention to implicit political and social narratives transcribed in the built environment. The architectural image is represented to introduce a dialogue about changing political power structures, failed utopias, the impacts of ideological struggles, war and natural upheavals. His paintings point to the shifting of the significance and meaning in both images of places and the places themselves. Rich was born in Ulm, Germany in 1977 and moved to the United States in 1996. He received his BFA from The Atlanta College of Art and his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in museums and galleries. His work is represented by Peter Blum Gallery in New York and he has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and residencies including a Traveling Scholars Grant from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Painting. Rich works in Brooklyn, NY and West Jefferson, NC.