Danielle Krieger was born and raised in South Pasadena, California. She is currently finishing her English major at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. While at Wesleyan she rediscovered her Brazilian roots (her mother is from São Paulo) as well as a... Read More
Danielle Krieger was born and raised in South Pasadena, California. She is currently finishing her English major at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. While at Wesleyan she rediscovered her Brazilian roots (her mother is from São Paulo) as well as a passion for painting.
The indifference that many millenials feel towards the environmental and social injustices that plague modern society have motivated Danielle to paint portraits of regular people, regardless of their background. She believes the world would be a better place if people paid more attention to each other, and she attempts to bridge this gap by taking the time to capture the essence of others’ energy and affect. She hopes to show individuals that they are seen, and that they are not simply pawns in history. She had her first solo gallery in Middletown last June called “Retratos,” meaning “Portraits” in Portuguese. Her work will be shown in November at a gallery in Chicago by Awakenings Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at showcasing art that speaks to survivors of sexual abuse.
Danielle also hopes to inspire others to pursue their creativity through her work. She has spoken to many people who do not feel as if they have enough time to pursue creative endeavors, and believes this is a problem with a society that is always rushing people to be productive and not think about their desires. However, Danielle would like others to feel empowered to explore their human capacity to create, whether it’s through visual art, song, or movement.
Danielle is curious about how historical events impact people living today. Family histories are intertwined with historical events such as genocides, governments, and oppression. For her, art is a method of documenting the emotions and images in individual and collective consciousness. It is also a source of pride and cultural wealth, and holds immense possibility.