Born in 1971 in Hancock, Michigan, Daniel C. Boyer's painting and drawing has mainly been influenced by the surrealist method of automatism (an intensely spontaneous way of drawing and painting). He has also worked with entoptic graphomania (a method of drawing in which dots are made at the sites of impurities in a blank sheet of paper, and lines are then made between the dots). He taught fumage (a method of making marks with candle smoke on paper or canvas) as an Artist in Residence at Marquette Arts and Culture Center in Marquette, Michigan.
He studied at Michigan Technological University and received a B.A. in Politics and History from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. He also studied 2-dimensional Mixed Media at Harvard University.
His gouaches diluted with Coca-Cola, scented marker drawings and other work has been included in eight North-American solo exhibitions (in Michigan, New York City and Montreal). They have also been shown in over three hundred group exhibitions (including in Russia, France, Spain, Ghana, Australia, Canada, Bulgaria and the US) and in biennials from Istanbul to Ecuador. Some of his works are displayed in the permanent collections of museums throughout the world. Among his honors are being named an Honorary Alumnus of The Johns Hopkins University and an Academical Knight of Verbano, arts division, by the International Academic Order "Greci-Marino.