Dan Farnum - Faculty & Adjuncts

Dan Farnum, MFA

Dan Farnum, MFA
Associate Professor of Art/Photography
College of Arts & Sciences
Art, Design and Art History
918-631-3702 Website Phillips Hall Room 134A


MFA – San Francisco Art Institute BFA – University of Michigan


Dan Farnum received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and BFA from the University of Michigan. He is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at The University of Tulsa. He is the recipient of notable awards, such as Best in Show in the Midwest Contemporary exhibition from Natasha Egan and Karen Irvine at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, an award from Ann Pallesen at Photo Center Northwest in Seattle, two prizes from the Paul Sack Architectural Photography Contest at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Juror's Selection Award given by Christopher Rauschenberg in an exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography. For his work included in the exhibition Landscape Interrupted at the Coconino Center for the Arts, Dan received an award from William Jenkins, curator of the New Topographic exhibition at the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House. Dan's prints have previously been exhibited at the Burrard Arts Foundation in Vancouver, Royal Albert Hall in London, Root Division in San Francisco, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, Photo Book Melbourne, and at the Aperture Gallery in NYC. Dan's photographs have also been featured in multiple solo exhibitions in venues such as the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, University of Wisconsin, and at Alibi Fine Art in Chicago. Dan's photographs have also been published in the Beijing based magazine called Vision and in TIME Magazine.

Teaching Interests


Courses Taught

  • Photography I
  • Photography Studio
  • Senior Seminar
  • Independent Study
  • Design I
  • Photography

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition
  • Society for Photographic Educators
  • College Art Association

Awards & Honors

  • Honorable Mention
  • Faculties’ Choice Award Show
  • Review Santa Fe Participant
  • School Honors
  • Third Place
  • Second Place
  • Missouri Top 50 Grand Prize Winner
  • Aperture Award
  • First Place
  • Missouri Top 50 Exhibition
  • Most Important Social Impact
  • Best in Show
  • Golden Chalk Award
  • 3rd Place Directors Choice Award
  • Critical Mass Finalist
  • Tulsa Artist Fellowship