Danny Volk was born in Akron, Ohio in 1979. He earned a BA in Theater Studies from Kent State University (2006) in Ohio. Volk's videos and performances explore the dramaturgical structures of interactions in public and domestic settings. In these explorations, he asks his viewers to buy into both the theatrical nature of the performance and the reality from which it draws, eliciting questions of authenticity and belief. Exploring the management of an identity, Volk takes on roles that are on the periphery of his own understanding of self often buying into his own process and going native. Volk has exhibited at High Concept Laboratories (Chicago), Random House (Chicago) and experimental spaces throughout Chicago. Volk lives and works in Chicago, IL.