Born in 1985 in Michigan City, IN, USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA

Danielle ORCHARD

Nodding to the great painters of the modern era including Picasso and Matisse, Orchard’s paintings often reference their styles and subject by portraying female nudes in a more abstract manner; the figures are portrayed in multi-perspectival Analytic Cubist style or abbreviated otherwise into solid contours and saturated colors. As she tackles depiction plane by plane, or each abstract part that she sculpts with thick impasto, Orchard is exploring the female corporeal representation. While the concept of female nude finds itself deeply ingrained in art history as a muse and more recently being established as a subject of study, Orchard adds depth by infusing her own experiences as a female artist, having trained, posed, and even taught in life drawing classes.

In narratives ranging from art historical tropes to contemporary leisure activities, the viewers can expect to find scenes of familiarity in Orchard’s work. By using popular motifs, Orchard eliminates the viewers’ guesswork in discerning the subject, directing their attention to her mode of expression instead. As the backgrounds or accompanying objects echo the body language of the women, depicted with muted emotions, the artist invites the viewers to empathize and contemplate on the interiority of the models.


MFA in Painting, Hunter College, 2013                                                                                                                                                                     
BFA in Painting, Indiana University, 2009

solo shows

Page Turner, Perrotin, Paris, France (forthcoming)

At the Seams, Perrotin, Seoul
A Face for Every Season, Half Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Mother's Magazines, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY

Head of a Woman, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL
3PM, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

A Little Louder, Love, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY

Tennis Elbow, Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

group shows

Finger Bang, Perrotin, Paris, France
Chapeau!, Anton Kern Window, New York, NY
Regarde-moi, Perrotin, Paris, France

Fantasy Body, Projet Pangée, Montreal, Canada
Eau de Vallotton, Tif Sigfrids, New York, NY

Sympathetic Magic, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Vortex, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Eros Unlimited, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Five Propositions, Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Embodiment, D.C. Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Moving, Still, Monya Rowe Gallery, St Augustine, FL
Look Her Way, Thierry Goldberg, New York, NY
Try to Smoke It, curated by Holly Coulis, Taymour Grahne, New York, NY
SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW, Mulherin New York, New York, NY


Frederick Hammersley Artist in Residence, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Alma B.C. Schapiro Resident, The Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

MFA Fellowship Recipient, Dedalus Foundation, New York, NY

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    I-D — 13 PAGES

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    Flash Art — 7 PAGES

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    Artnet News — 6 PAGES

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  • September 13, 2022
    Muse Magazine — 5 PAGES

"Page Turner" at Perrotin Paris

"Page Turner" at Perrotin Paris

Danielle ORCHARD