Meet the Artist - Daniel Koy

Daniel Koy

The Diver - On display at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island

Daniel Koy is an illustrator, sculptor, and scuba diver from New York City. Currently mostly working in metal and wood, he makes a range of work from traditional sculpture, to furniture. His sculptural work explores his interest in nature, environmentalism and the experiences had while scuba diving, while furniture and design work focuses on comfort, craft, and composition.

What interested you in being part of the Guidelines project?

I’m about to embark on a move across the country to live in California and I think this is the perfect opportunity to make some fresh work inspired by this major life change. Although I don’t have a traditional jewelers background, it’s always something I’ve been interested in so I am very excited to be a part of this project

Last, but not least, Daniel Koy is the final Artist joining in on the Guidelines project! When he responded to my call for artists, I was so happy to have someone on board who isn't traditionally a jeweler, but with his background in blacksmithing and welding fabrication, I knew he would bring an interesting twist to each guideline. I was first introduced to Daniel while I was visiting our mutual friend Emma Levitz at Salem Art Works where they were both Intern Artists in residence. The following year I was an Emerging Artist in resident at SAW, and we have kept in touch over the past couple of years as part of the SAW family. Can't wait to see what you create Daniel! 

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