Danielle Cartier

Danielle Cartier

    Contact Information

    danielle.cartier91@gmail.com

    Phone: (408) 843-7910

    https://www.daniellecartier.net/

    Studio & Gallery

    Danielle Cartier Studio @ Camden Fireworks Gallery & Creative Space 1813 S. Broadway in Camden, NJ 08104

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Murals

    Mixed Media

    Artist's 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 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 University of 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. Cartier 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 two 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

    Artist's Statement

    I have always lived inside an image-based culture. Consumer society taught me how to become literate in visual imagery and read messages, but never to excavate the origins of my most cherished rituals and assumptions. You know, the things that appear around me every day in the world that most don’t question. The images that circulate throughout society are constantly being constructed, reconstructed and recycled. And here I am, decoding the ever more complex messages, signs and traces of the everyday. The current accessibility of information has made it easy to combine and recombine- and form a version that is my own.

    Every source, situation and identity morphs continually depending on time, place and disposition. Things, places and people come and go; nothing is permanent. Here I go again, sifting through the rubble to find something that can be made again, reused, and combined. Bit by bit by bit. Are you in or out? Life goes on.

    My hand activates an existing source; I see myself as a catalyst that transfers other peoples’ hands, heart, head and voices in a collaborative process. The focus on my work isn’t myself, even though I am the composer, the chooser. One that mixes, not just in terms of imagery, but in terms of methodologies. I use the found and the felt, the improvisational and the strategic. Some things you stumbled upon or you think you find. Other things you run right back into, or they find you all over again. Most of the time I make do with what I have available to me. A certain type of fragmentation.

    I deal with pieces, scraps. These pieces are something I want to hold on to. Something that presented a value to me I need to preserve, save. I will find a use for them later, within my visual lexicon of sources, fragments. Pick up the pieces and put them back together, like brand new. The bodilessness of information is the recombiner’s pleasure. The hardest part is deciding which are worth keeping and which parts you could throw away. Not all shards are worth saving.

    Constructing images through methods of collage is immediate and ferocious; no time to thick twice, no room for second guessing. Making a quick decision right then and there; get on with it, hurry up! The result of rapidly combining forms, shapes and text together is instantly gratifying and indulging. Collage is a form of urgent process, response and action. Second guessing destroys the intensity of the present; the present moment is the most important moment. That snapshot freezing time and place, solidifying the value of the image. These times we live in are bold, intense. I get lost in it. I make paintings that embody the present moment and place in which I find myself.

    I occupy myself in the seamless integration of various surfaces and forms within that surface. Rectifying the incoherence of mark-marking between a digital surface and painted gesture, I am informed by the graphic crispness of the way images are digested. Lines can connect images, points, references and surfaces. Painting on digital and printed materials serves to expose the fragility of the surface.

    I tear what the world gives me into pieces and put it back together with paint. Tearing is an act of frustration, defiance and play against what is brilliantly manufactured for me to consume. Ripping is a way for me to physically expose rough edges and ideas that do not align perfectly. I’m making sense of all the parts as they appear. Not all relationships are seamless, but mark making can pull sources, images and text together. That immediate gesture and line in the form of brushstroke is so gratifying, instant. Painting is as immediate as I am, as burning as the present moment; a source of direct activation. I choose to distort and delay the instant.

    My mixed media paintings have reached a higher level of density than ever before. Induced by the rapid compilation of sources and signals. Filling up the spaces of my daily existence. I include everything I can within an image, unable to leave anything out. Let me hide here in everything I see, everything I’m exposed to. The breathing room that once lived inside my paintings has vanished; it’s been filled with more density, more noise and more chaos. That chaos speaks to the way I approach making images. Signs. Layers. Versions. Faster, Nearer. More intense. Loud. Fast. Bold. Unrestricted. Turn me up. Set me free. I don’t know how to whisper.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2019
    Danielle Cartier: Remnants of Society, Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University, Atlantic City, NJ

    Group
    2021
    Art and Social Justice: Art for the People, By the People II, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

    Reawakening, Cork House Gallery, Savannah, GA

    What Does Community Look Like to You?, Brush Art Gallery in partnership with Lowell National Historic Park, Lowell, MA

    Emergence: Juried Painting Exhibition, Media Arts Council Gallery, Media, Pennsylvania

    Together, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

    Vividness, Indiana University Kokomo Downtown Gallery, Kokomo, IN

    Persistence III: Annual National All Women’s Exhibition, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

    Homesick International Juried Exhibition, The Art Effect at Trolley Barn Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

    Shear Madness: Juried Collage Exhibition, Northville Art House, Northville, MI

    2020 - 2021
    2020/21 Annual Juried Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

    2020
    Boundless, Art Fluent
    Online Exhibition

    Artists Who Teach 2020, Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

    SmallWorks 2020, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY

    Hindsight is 2020, Emerge Gallery and Art Center, Greenville, NC

    36th Annual Juried Exhibition, National Collage Society
    Online Exhibition

    Humanity, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA

    Atlas of Affects, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

    12th Annual Manayunk-Roxborough Juried Exhibition, Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

    Mixed Media Exhibition, Dover Art Center, Dover, NH

    Jam at the MAM, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

    Luxury Boom, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ

    Reciprocity, Gallery 241, Center for Creative Works, Wynnewood, PA

    We Love Camden; 3rd Annual Local Artists Invitational, Camden Fireworks Gallery and Creative Space, Camden, NJ

    Mixed Media National Juried Exhibition, Arts Center Gallery, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

    2019
    Symphony of Sea Pop-Up Exhibition, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, NJ

    The Artists' Upstairs - Camden Fireworks' 3rd Annual Group Exhibition, Camden Fireworks Gallery and Creative Space, Camden, NJ

    Small Works; All Media Juried Exhibition, Northville Art House, Northville, MI

    Philadelphia Center for the Book's Members' Exhibition: Variations of the Artist Book, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

    11th Annual Manayunk-Roxborough Juried Exhibition, Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

    We Love Camden; 2nd Annual Exhibition of Local Talent, Camden Fireworks Gallery and Creative Space, Camden, NJ

    Pass It On: Rutgers University PTL Faculty Teaching Core Courses, Student Works Gallery, Rutgers University - Camden, Camden, NJ

    Then and Now: Sonoma State University 40th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

    Times End: Exhibition of Futurist Art, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

    2018
    The Artists' Upstairs - Camden Fireworks' 2nd Annual Group Exhibition, Camden Fireworks Gallery and Creative Space, Camden, NJ

    2018 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition and Festival, Waterloo Arts Gallery, Cleveland, OH

    By Chance, Montclair Public Library Art Gallery, Montclair, NJ

    Dig Deeper, Hamilton Street Art Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ

    2017
    The Artists' Upstairs - Camden Fireworks' Group Exhibition, Camden Fireworks Gallery and Creative Space, Camden, NJ

    Picturing Camden, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University - Camden, Camden, NJ

    4th Annual Emerging Talent Exhibition, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Time in Dreams is Frozen: University of Pennsylvania MFA Thesis Exhibition, Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    What About Us, Fox Art Gallery, Claudia Cohen Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Ink It: Contemporary Printmaking Practices, Kay Gallery, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD

    2016
    Contemporary Winter Juried Printmaking Exhibition, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA

    Contemporary Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

    Remote Control, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

    Hyperobject: Film Screening and Publication Launch, Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    New Philadelphia Printers: Second Annual Exhibition of Graduating Printmakers, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

    2016 Center for the Arts Lake Sunapee Regional Juried Art Show, New London, NH

    Phillustration, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    Sacred and Profane, the Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Words Through Images, The Art League of Lincoln, Lincoln, CA

    Prism: The Multiplicity of Identities, hosted by the Race Dialogue Project, Fox Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Infotainment, Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    2014
    2014 Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

    2013
    2013 Juried Student Exhibition, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

    Out of the Box: Art, Theory and Practice, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

    Installations
    2018
    Commissioned installation, The Yard: Center City, Philadelphia, PA
    In partnership with Seraphin Gallery

    Artist's Bibliography

    2020
    Lieberman, Michael, "Slought Archives Thoughts on Our Quarantine Lives in a Collection on Poetry and Art," Philly Art Blog, December 15, 2020

    Martin, Soni, "Artists Who Teach 2020, A Remedy for Online Sensory Overload," Up & Coming Weekly: Cumberland County's Community
    Newspaper
    , December 8, 2020

    Rodas, Steven, "Painted Black Lives Matter Mural Covers Camden Road," TAPintoCamden, October 19, 2020

    Trethan, Phaedra, "More Murals, More Art Planned for South Camden Corridor," South Jersey Courier Post, September 10, 2020

    Rodas, Steven, "In Camden, Artists Answer the Creative Call in Spite of
    Lockdown
    ," TAPintoCamden, April 21, 2020

    2018
    Trethan, Phaedra, "Artist-in-Residence Captures Camden Through
    Murals
    ," The Washington Times, March 2018

    Camden Mural feature on Channel 6 ABC Action News WPVI-TV Philadelphia.
    Feature aired on television at 4 pm on Friday, March 30, 2018

    Trethan, Phaedra, "Muralist Danielle Cartier uses South Camden as
    her 'blank canvas'
    ," South Jersey Courier Post, March 13, 2018

    2017
    Ramirez, Olivia, "Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia," December 21, 2017

    Straw, Carl, "Remnants of Society: Danielle Cartier and Robert
    Rauschenberg
    ," Seraphin Gallery Observations, July 27, 2017

    Mir, Stan, "Exceeding Capacity," Hyperallergic.com, January 20, 2017

    2016
    Miller, Jonathan, "The Incubation Series," Incubationseries.com, October 2016

    $uper $ave Market. 54-page, self-published book, printed in a limited
    edition of 100. Hand-printed and bound by Danielle Cartier at the University of Pennsylvania, 2016

    2013
    Cartoon, Sonoma State Star, Editorial/Opinion Section, September 17, 2013

    Cartoon, Sonoma State Star, Editorial/Opinion Section, October 15, 2013

    Cartoon, Sonoma State Star, Editorial/Opinion Section, October 29, 2013

    Professional Experience

    2021
    Stockton University, Galloway, NJ
    Adjunct Professor of Visual Art within the School of Arts and Humanities

    2018 - 2021
    Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
    Part-time Lecturer and Professor (Drawing & Painting) within the Department of Visual, Media & Performing Arts

    2020
    Camden Fireworks Gallery and Creative Space, Camden, NJ
    Open Studio Program Coordinator

    2019 - 2020
    Center for Creative Works, Wynnewood, PA
    Teaching Artist

    Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
    Portfolio Practices Instructor for the Pre-College Arts Program

    2017 - 2019
    Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA
    Adjunct Professor of Art & Design

    2018 - 2019
    Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey, Woodbury, NJ
    Afterschool Youth Latinx Arts Instructor for the Parent and Child Art Experience

    2019
    Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
    Visual Arts Instructor at the Summer Institute for the Gifted

    West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Junction, NJ
    Adult Mixed Media Painting Instructor

    2017
    Center for the Creative Arts, Hockessin, DE
    Program Director of the Visual Arts Summer Program

    Undergraduate Department of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Assistant Professor for Big Picture: Mural Arts in Philadelphia

    Undergraduate Department of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Guest Critic and Lecturer for Beginning Drawing and Painting Studio

    2016
    Undergraduate Department of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Assistant Professor for Painting Studio

    Undergraduate Department of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Assistant Professor for Drawing Investigations

    Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
    Lecturer

    2015
    Undergraduate Department of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Assistant Professor for Drawing I

    Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA
    Mural Training Program Artist

    2012 - 2014
    Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
    Teaching Assistant within the Department of Art & Art History

    Residencies

    2021
    Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus Creative Community Arts Integrative Residency in partnership with Woodbury Jr-Sr. High School

    2018
    Resident Mural Artist, Camden Fireworks Gallery and Creative Space, Camden, NJ

    2017
    Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, Vermont

    Grants

    2021
    New Jersey State Council of the Arts Local Arts Program 2020 Grant
    Recipient, Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission
    Public mural project in partnership with Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum

    New Jersey State Council of the Arts Local Arts Program 2020 Grant
    Recipient, Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission
    Public mural project in partnership with the Heart of Camden

    2020
    New Jersey State Council of the Arts Local Arts Program 2020 Grant Recipient, Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission
    Public mural project completed in partnership with Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum

    Pathways 21st Century Learning Community Grant in partnership with Bridgeton New Jersey Public Schools

    2015 - 2017
    Graduate School of Design Scholarship Recipient at the University of Pennsylvania

    Awards

    2020
    Artists Who Teach 2020, Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery, Fayetteville, NC
    Best in Show

    2017
    Christopher Lyons Memorial Grant presented by the Graduate Department of Fine Art at the University of Pennsylvania

    Collections

    The Art Center of Dover, Dover, NH
    Tom Martin Family Collection
    Barbara Prince Family Collection
    Graduate Department of Fine Art at the
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Memberships & Affiliations

    Arts in Embassies Registry Artist
    Philadelphia Center for the Book
    Penn Design Alumni
    Rutgers University AAUP-AFT
    InLiquid

    Education

    2017
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Master of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Studio Practice

    2014
    Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting & Printmaking