A native of Miami, Florida, Joseph E. Daun was born in 1967 and received his BFA degree in 1990 from Florida State University with a major in photography. He completed his MFA degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio in May 1994 with an emphasis in sculpture and photography.
Daun has been the recipient of numerous grants and scholarships including the UTSA College of Fine Arts and Humanities Research Grant, the Sommer Foundation Scholarship, and the UTSA Foreign Studies Grant. In 1994 he was one of twenty-one artists selected to participate in the International Artist-in-Residence Program sponsored by the Pace Roberts Foundation for Contemporary Art.
Daun has exhibited his work extensively in San Antonio at such venues as the Blue Star Art Space, the 1203 Art Space, the UTSA Gallery, and the UTSA Satellite Space. He was most recently included in a group show at the DiverseWorks Gallery in Houston, Texas.