Dan Schimmel is an artist based in Worcester, Massachusetts and Brooksville, Maine. He is currently a faculty member and 2021/22 Artist-in-Residence at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. As an undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley (1986-89), he enjoyed extended independent study opportunities with noted Bay Area artist, Joan Brown. As a graduate student at University of Iowa, Iowa City (1995-98), he worked closely with John Dilg, Erin Stack and T.L. Solien. In addition to keeping a regular studio routine throughout his career, for twelve years (2001-2013) Schimmel directed and curated programs and exhibitions at the Esther Klein Gallery (Philadelphia).