ARTIST Biography

Danielle Cartier is best known for her mural projects and large-scale, multimedia paintings made from reconstructed materials, recombined ephemera and layered printmaking and painting processes. Danielle was born in San Jose, California in 1991 and grew up in the Northern California Bay Area.  She graduated with honors from Sonoma State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, concentrating in both painting and printmaking. In May 2017, Danielle received her Master of Fine Art degree from the Graduate School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her work has been viewed in various exhibitions across Northern California, the Midwest, New England, the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as the Tri-State area and greater Philadelphia. In addition, Danielle has experience teaching studio art courses at Sonoma State University in California, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Harcum College in Pennsylvania and Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. She also instructs visual art at various non-profits and community art centers within Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Currently, Danielle is a Teaching Artist at the Center for Creative Works in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania where she teaches drawing, painting and mixed media techniques to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For the past 2 years, she has also led a Latinx- based visual arts after school program in partnership with the Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey located in Woodbury, New Jersey. However most recently, Cartier has painted and installed five public art murals within the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. Her recent Camden mural project was a headlining article in the South Jersey Courier Post and was also featured on ABC Channel 6 Action News Philadelphia (Check out the article here).  Currently, she teaches Basic Drawing, Figure Drawing, Color Theory, 2D Design Fundamentals and 3D Design Fundamentals at Harcum College in Pennsylvania and also instructs Introduction to Studio Art, Visual Fundamentals, Painting I and Portfolio Practices at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Danielle continues to make large-scale multimedia paintings and public art murals from her local studio at Camden Fireworks Gallery and Creative Space in Camden, New Jersey. To enter 2020, Cartier has been awarded a grant from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts to further her current revitalizing public art projects within Camden, New Jersey.

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