Dan Barry grew up on a farm in rural Wisconsin. At a young age he began creating artworks from collected images and found objects, painting, drawing and wood carving. Dan graduated from Lawrence University in 1994, where he primarily studied cultural anthropology and fine art. After briefly attending graduate school, Dan decided that he would learn more by immersing himself in his art. He continued creating while holding the proverbial day job to pay the bills and gain access to health insurance. A little over 5 years ago, Dan quit his 20+ year career in the corporate world to devote as much time as possible to creating art.