Sourcing material directly from the environments she visits, Danielle Rante’s mixed media practice incorporates site-specific field research into geographical happenings, direct interaction with the landscape and its inhabitants, and meditative mark-making. Akin to a botanist collecting live plant specimens in the wild, or an astronomist mapping locations beyond the earth’s atmosphere, Rante is interested in the meeting place between the physical environment we encounter and the narratives of a place. She explores our cultural subjectivity in relation to historical events or shifts in the landscape, investigating collective and personal speculation.
Danielle Rante has exhibited work nationally and internationally including K. Imperial Fine Art (San Francisco, CA), International Print Center New York (NY, NY) and both the China Art Museum and University of Art Museum in Shanghai. She has been a recipient of many grants, including the Ohio Art Council’s Individual Excellence award and has attended residencies at Arteles Creative Center (Finland), Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA), Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA), NES Artist Residency (Iceland), Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA), and Philadelphia Art Hotel (Philadelphia, PA). And her work is held in public and private collections worldwide. Danielle lives and works in Dayton, Ohio. She is currently an Associate Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at Wright State University. She received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2006.
Gallery representation and sales : K. Imperial Fine Art