Daniel Aycock, Founder/Director
The Front Room Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Daniel Aycock is the Founder/Director of The Front Room Gallery founded in 1999 in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1999 The Front Room has been dedicated to exhibiting artwork by emerging and mid-career artists with a concentration on photography, drawing, conceptual art, video, audio art, sculpture and installation. The Front Room presents artists' work that is innovative in practice and concept, challenges social perceptions while establishing a context to the familiar.

Aycock has curated exhibitions internationally, with universities, museums, artist’s residencies and art fairs. Aycock has been the invited guest juror/critic for ASMP (Association of Media Photographers, NY), SVA (School of Visual Arts, NY), ISCP (International Studio Curatorial Project, NY), Fotofest, and many others. In 2001 he founded WAGMAG, Brooklyn Art Guide, a monthly printed publication listing all of the arts institutions in Brooklyn. Aycock is a longtime member and previous president of the Williamsburg Gallery Association. He received his BFA in Photography from Texas Tech University and his Master’s Degree from the School of Visual Arts (SVA.)

As a reviewer for Fotofest, Mr. Aycock will offer critical advice, career council, and help the artist avail themselves to the possibilities in the gallery world in New York. Mr. Aycock is most interested in viewing bodies of work that are mentally and conceptually challenging, that make a statement about the human condition, whether it be political, historical, existential, or metaphorical. The Front Room Gallery exhibits works of fine art photography and video, and while there are always some crossovers between journalism and commercial photography, Mr. Aycock would prefer not to review photography that focuses on fashion, nudes, food, editorial, or stock imagery.