Daniel Levine was born in New York City in 1959. He earned a BFA in 1981 and an MFA in 1983 from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

In addition to exhibiting his paintings in Europe and the United States since 1984, in 1989 he curated Amerikarma, exhibiting John Currin, Steven Parrino, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Cady Noland, Jim Shaw, Al Ruppersberg, Raymond Pettibon and others. He also curated World View in 1985, exhibiting Jennifer Bolande, Richard Prince, Peter Nagy, Meyer Vaisman and others. He currently has another curatorial endeavor in mind titled, Another Log Cabin, Another Bird House, Another Ashtray.

He was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 1989 and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in 1989. His work has been exhibited in the United States and internationally in venues including Paula Cooper, NY, The High Museum, Atlanta, Contemporary Arts Museum-Houston, Guekens & De Vil, Antwerp, 303 Gallery, NY, and The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. 

His work is represented in the collections of the Panza Collection, The Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Museum of Contemporary Art - Tucson, The Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, and private collections in Europe, South America, and the United States.

He lives in New York City.