About the Artist

Who am I?

Daniel DiCaprio is the Associate Professor of Metalwork and Jewelry at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Daniel received his MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University and was trained as a goldsmith at Hoover and Strong in Richmond Virginia. He has taught workshops on wood carved jewellery throughout the United States. A few of these include; Indiana University, University of North Texas, Virginia Commonwealth University, Metalwerx, Pocosin Arts, Penland School of Craft, and Haystack Mountain School. Daniel’s work is represented by Charon Kransen Arts in New York City and Bilk Gallery in Australia. He has exhibited work at Sculptural Objects Functional Art (SOFA) in Chicago annually since 2008. His work has also been exhibited internationally in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Turkey, Japan, Korea, and China.  

Behind the Work

Daniel’s work explores themes of life and death, growth and stagnation, and other abrupt moments of change. In addition to the conceptual and aesthetic themes, there is a great deal of material exploration involved in the creation of each piece. Daniel’s love of wood carving developed simultaneously with a passion for multiple Metalsmithing techniques, including metal inlay, enameling, casting, stone setting, fabrication, and many more. The joy of experimenting in the studio and discovering those new and subtle changes that influence the aesthetics of the piece is the reason to continue making this meandering body of work. A body of work that has been in continual development since 2008.