Artist Biography

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Danielle Cartier is best known for her mural projects and large-scale, mixed media paintings made from reconstructed materials, recombined ephemera and layered printmaking and painting processes. Danielle was born in California in 1991 and grew up in the Northern California Bay Area.  She graduated from Sonoma State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, concentrating in painting and printmaking. In 2017, Danielle received her Master of Fine Art in Interdisciplinary Studio Practice from the Graduate School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her work has been viewed in various solo and group exhibitions across the United States in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Danielle has experience teaching studio art courses at Sonoma State University in California, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey and Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. She currently teaches various 2D design, color theory and painting courses within the Creative Arts Department at Rowan College of South Jersey and within the Visual Arts Program at Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. Cartier also has experience instructing visual art at various non-profits and community art centers within Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Currently, Cartier teaches adult-level studio art courses at Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and mixed media painting at Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood, New Jersey. Since 2017, Danielle has painted and installed over twenty grant-funded public art murals within Camden, New Jersey. Danielle’s various public mural projects in New Jersey have consistently headlined in the South Jersey Courier Post and have been featured on ABC Channel 6 Action New Philadelphia. Cartier continues to make large-scale, mixed media paintings and is working on multiple new community-based public art projects throughout the Philadelphia region and Southern New Jersey in 2022. Most recently, Cartier founded her business, DC Gallery & Studio within the Glasstown Arts District of Millville, New Jersey. Located at 508 N. High Street in Millville, New Jersey, DC Gallery & Studio will serve as a new contemporary art gallery, Cartier's personal studio and a visual arts classroom. Danielle is currently working to ready DC Gallery & Studio to open to the public during the summer of 2022.  

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