Danielle Robinson started painting when she was just five years old. When she got older, she attended an arts program at Rodgers Middle School as well as CAPA, Pittsburgh's school for creative and performing arts. Although most of her skills have been self taught, Danielle also enrolled in the Columbus College of Art and Design and later on The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Inspired by BLACK women, animals, fantasy/sci-fi, graffiti, color, nature, art-deco, African art, and the occult, Danielle's work is no stranger to the Pittsburgh art scene. Her work has been shown in both group and solo shows at numerous galleries such as LOCAL 412, Most Wanted Fine Art, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and other venues, and events. She has also worked with various other well-known Pittsburgh-based artists and musicians such as Billy Pilgrim, Ricardo Iamuuri, Joy KMT, Phat Man Dee, Liz Berlin, Vie Boheme, Jacquea Mae, Blak Rapp MADUSA, Miguel Sague III (of Guaracha Latin Dance Band), Dennis Snyder, and Ziggy Sawdust.
Danielle's work reaches beyond paintings into graphic design. She has designed logos, album covers, and t-shirts for many local artists. Additionally, she was a resident artist at Most Wanted Fine Art, and also a RAW artist. Besides a number of live painting gigs, Danielle has recently been featured at DIGS-Sexism in the Arts and Beyond, which was Curated by Carolyn Pierotti and Christiane Leach.
What makes Danielle different is how she portrays the subject matter that is presented in her work as well as the combination of styles that she is influenced by. Themes that can often be found in her work include body image issues, self love, current events, social issues, activism, nature, animals, the occult, and BLACK women. When asked about BLACK women as a recurring theme in her word, Danielle says, "BLACK women are under-represented in art. I paint what I know and love! Amazing BLACK women have always been the center of my life." You can find out more about Danielle Robinson or get in touch with her at www.daniellerobinsonart.com.