Dan Witz (b. 1957) in Chicago, Illinois but currently residing in Brooklyn, New York attended Rhode Island School of Design from 1975-77 and came to New York in 1978 to attend Cooper Union, receiving a BFA in 1980. In 1982, he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1992 and 2000, he received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts followed by a fellowship from the Public Art Fund.
Witz work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art ( MoMA) in New York and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He has also been featured in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, ARTINFO and the cover of Juxtapoz Magazine. In 2010, Gingko Press released In Plain View, a monograph documenting 30 years of Witz’s career of works created in the studio and on the street.