Daniel DiCaprio earned his MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University and a BS in Art Education from Nazareth College. Before coming to UL Lafayette, DiCaprio ran a studio practice, worked as a professional goldsmith and taught Jewelry and Metalsmithing at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
DiCaprio’s work is represented by Charon Kransen Arts in NYC. Through this gallery he has shown at the SOFA exhibitions since 2008. That same year at SOFA Chicago he was the emerging artist lecturer sponsored by the Society of North American Goldsmiths. In 2013 he was the recipient of the Peter S. Reed Grant, an invitational arts grant designed to help emerging artist further their studio practices. His work has been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally in Japan, South Korea, Italy, Spain and Germany.