Daniel Kariko is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art Photography and Photography Area coordinator at East Carolina University, in Greenville, North Carolina.
Kariko’s images investigate environmental and political aspects of landscape, use of land and cultural interpretation of inhabited space. He worked on several long-term photographic projects in his homeland of Serbia, recording the aftermath of the war in Balkans. Since 1999 Kariko documented the endangered wetlands and dramatic changes in the landscape in Barataria- Terrebonne region of South Louisiana. Some of his latest projects deal with the issue of foreclosed housing in Florida, and documentation of the oil spill in Louisiana wetlands. In the past two years, Kariko has worked collaboratively with a scientist on Scanning Electron Images of common household pests.
Kariko’s work has been shown nationally and internationally in galleries and museums that include: Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee, FL; Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria; Tokarska Gallery, London, UK; Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia; Gallery Ho, Seoul, South Korea; Rijeka Foto Festival, Croatia; Fries Museum, in the Netherlands; and Cankarev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Kariko received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana and his Masters of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in studio arts with a concentration in photography. From 2002 until 2010 Kariko served as a faculty at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.