Daniel Kinney

Art Education
The University of Iowa

Daniel Kinney is currently an Art Education doctoral student working with groups to create murals that are more than just decoration.

“Murals are meaningful in that they are in environments where people live,” he said. “They’re a way for stories to be told, and by involving communities in that process, my goal is to give communities ownership of their environment.”

Kinney spent two summers working with students in Uganda to paint a mural depicting what their country means to them. As a teacher at Elizabeth Tate High School, an alternative school in Iowa City, he’s utilized his students’ creativity to produce murals throughout the community.