Daniel M. Finch

Associate Professor of Visual Art

Messiah College
One College Avenue, Grantham, PA 17027
(717) 766-2511 ext: 7111


3944 Brookridge Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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2001 Master of Fine Arts (63 hours), Painting / Drawing, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA
1992 Augusta State University Italian Studies Program, Ferrara, Italy

Professional Experience

2002 - Present Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing, Messiah College, Grantham, PA:
Painting 1/2/3
Drawing 1/2/3
Figure Drawing
Color and Design
Senior Exhibit
2014 February Juror, Veritas Academy Student Exhibition, Lancaster PA
2013 March External Reviewer, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA
2013 March Visiting Artist/ Lecturer, Kansas State University
2010 October Visiting artist/Lecturer, University Of Redlands, Redlands CA
2010 October Visiting artist/Lecturer, Biola University, La Merada CA
2009 March Juror, Annual Artists Jury, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA
2008 October Principal Juror, Revealed Histories, The Art League of Alexandria VA
2007 October Visiting Artist, Alfred University, Alfred NY
2007 June Advanced Placement (ETS Company)Portfolio Reader, Louisville KY
2006 January Visiting Artist , University Of Redlands, Redlands CA
2004 October Visiting Artist, William Carey College, Gulfport MS
2001-02 Adjunct Professor, Painting, Drawing, and Foundations, The University of GA:
1999-01 1999 - 2001, Graduate Instructor ( Instructor of record ), The University of Georgia:

Selected Exhibitions

2014 February - March Men, Myth, and Cathode Rays, solo show, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain GA
2013-14 Self-Assigned, Faculty Exhibition, Messiah College, Auginbaugh Gallery
2013 March Marks, Material, & Myth, Metropolis Collective, Mechanicsburg PA
2012 Summer Pennsylvania Art Of The State, juried exhibition, State Museum of PA, Harrisburg, PA
2012 January Great Artists Steal: Finch/Turner/Fang, Alfred University, Alfred NY
2011 December Faculty Show:Finch/Kasparek, Auginbaugh Gallery, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
2010 October Passage And Transition, The Work of Daniel Finch and David Kasparek, Biola University, La Merada CA
2010 July Pipeline, solo exhibit, Twin Kittens, Atlanta GA
2010 November Orisons:1 (Finch/Wiersma), Auginbaugh Gallery, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
2008-09 December-January Framed Reality, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
2006 January Trans:myth, Solo exhibit, Pepper’s Gallery, University of Redlands , Redlands, CA

Publications / Honors / Awards

2014 March Pipeline Magazine, Issue 41, Hong Kong
2013 February New American Paintings, Volume 18, issue 1, The Open Studios Press, Boston , MA
2010 October New Art Show On Campus Focuses On Gen X, Julian Francolino, The Chimes, Biola University, La Mirada CA, http://chimes.biola.edu/story/2010/oct/13/new-art-gen-x/
2010 July Daniel Finch Resurrects the TV star in “Pipeline”, Cinque Hicks, Creative Loafing , Atlanta
2009 Figure State, Review of Framed Reality, Robbie Whelan, Baltimore City Paper
2007 New American Paintings, Volume 69, The Open Studios Press, Boston , MA
2004 October Coleman, Gene. "Featured Artist: Daniel Finch", The Bay Press, Vol. 32, No, 34. Gulfport MS, Article/interview associated with "End Transmission" exhibit


Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston MA The University of Georgia, Athens, GA Messiah College, Grantham, PA Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bridgers, Redlands, CA The Vineyard Fellowship, Martinez, GA Mr. Wayne Wilson, San Francisco, CA Mr. Nelson Danish, Waynesboro, GA Mr. and Mrs. Lee Curley, Augusta, GA Mr. Jack Dingo Ryan, Nashville TNPaul and Suzanne McGowan, Jacksonville FLBrenton and Susan Good, Camp Hill PADavid and Rebecca Kasparek, Harrisburg PA

Messiah College Institutional Service

2007-present Educational Technology Committee
2002 - present Art League Faculty Advisor
2008 - 2011 Community of Educators Senator
2007 - 10 BFA Committee
2005 - 07 Risk Management Committee


Distinguished Professor Emeritus Theodore Prescott (Sculpture)
Messiah College
One, College Ave,
Grantham PA 17027

Associate Professor David Kasparek (Graphics and Design)
Messiah College
One, College Ave,
Grantham PA 17027

Associate Professor Dale Inglett
Alfred University

Alfred, NY