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 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 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 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, 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.
Cartier also has experience instructing visual art at various non-profits and community art centers within Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Since 2017, Danielle has painted and installed over ten separate public art murals within the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey.
Danielle’s various public mural projects in Camden have consistently headlined in the South Jersey Courier Post and have been featured on ABC Channel 6 Action New Philadelphia. Danielle continues to make large-scale mixed media paintings and public art murals from her studio at Camden Fireworks Gallery and Creative Space in Camden, New Jersey. Cartier is currently working on 3 public art murals in Camden after being awarded 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.