Biography

Daniel Cosentino
Daniel Cosentino (b.1974 - NJ, USA) draws upon his interest in Philosophy in making artworks that incorporate performance, sculpture, video, design and imaging. Working with the tension between double meanings that are accentuated by his medium, Cosentino’s work activates parallel processes while also including references to antiquity and historic iconography. He is currently practicing and exhibiting internationally based from his homes in Kosovo and New York.

Daniel Cosentino holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in Philosophy and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography/Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In the mid-nineties Cosentino settled in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to work at the Jackson Hole Custom Color Lab, where he learned application of commercial and alternative photographic processes and produced several exhibitions of personal work. In 2003 he attended the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy before returning to attend graduate school. Cosentino's work experience ranges from independent exhibition design and multimedia art production to collaborations with designers, artists, choreographers as well as architects and urban planners. These include exhibition preparation at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, lecturing on fine arts, photography and video at the University of Rochester, Department of Art and Art History and at the Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Fine Arts. Cosentino also worked closely with the Rochester Regional Community Design Center serving as a design consultant, creating and assisting with programming, presentation and design of visual communication, products, publications and gallery development. During his tenure there the RRCDC received two consecutive awards from the National Endowment for the Arts for Design Excellence. In recent years Cosentino has worked with collaborators in Kosovo, Serbia, Italy, Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Egypt and the United States to produce several exhibitions and symposiums.

Cosentino is currently a lecturer in the Multimedia and Web Design unit and sits as Director of Media Programs at the American University in Kosovo (A.U.K.) via the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Global Programs.