David Ondrik is an artist, educator, and writer. He grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and now lives in Bloomington, IN. He received his BFA in studio art with an emphasis in photography from the University of New Mexico in 1998. From 2004-2014 he taught art in public high schools, specializing in photography but covering the gamut of drawing, painting, art history, and computer graphics. In 2009 he achieved a National Board Certification for Early Adolescent / Young Adult Visual Art Instruction. His artwork has been exhibited across the country, appears in numerous publications, and is in the collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art, the University of New Mexico Art Museum, and multiple New Mexico public art collections. He received his MFA in photography from Indiana University in 2017 and is currently a Visiting Professor of Photography at Indiana University.