Danielle Cartier, Stardust Motel
Danielle Cartier, Stardust Motel, 2021. Acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas, 18 x 24 inches.
Danielle Cartier is best known for her mural projects and large-scale, multimedia paintings made from reconstructed materials, recombined ephemera, 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 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 degree from the Graduate School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Her work has been viewed in various exhibitions across the West Coast, the Midwest, the South, New England, the Mid-Atlantic region, including the Tri-State area and greater Philadelphia. Danielle has experience teaching studio art courses at Sonoma State University in California, the Universityof Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey and 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. Danielle has painted and installed eight public art murals within the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. Her 2018 South Camden mural project was a headlining article in the South Jersey Courier Post and was also featured on ABC Channel 6 Action News Philadelphia. She currently teaches various 2D design, drawing and painting courses within the Department of Visual, Media and Performing Arts at Rutgers University, Camden and within the Visual Arts Program at Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. In 2020, Cartier was awarded a Local Arts Program grant from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and recently completed her next series of 3 maritime-themed murals in South Camden, New Jersey. For her most recent mural project in South Camden, Danielle partnered with the Camden Shipyard Maritime Museum and the project was featured in the South Jersey Courier Post. Danielle continues to make large-scale multimedia paintings and public art murals from her studio at Camden Fireworks Gallery and Creative Space in Camden, New Jersey. Most recently, Cartier has been awarded three separate grants from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts to further her current revitalizing public art projects within Camden, New Jersey in 2021.