Danielle Dean is an artist and educator based on San Juan Island in Washington State. She recently completed her MFA in photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work is included in public and private collections and has been exhibited throughout the country including the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Center for Fine Art Photography, Blue Sky Gallery, and Foley Gallery in NYC. She is currently preparing for a solo exhibition at Gallery BOM in Boston, MA opening in May, 2018.
“I want my work to inhabit the threshold between vastness and intimacy. I am interested in working with the dimensional space of photography in new ways by combining traditional photographic techniques with painting, printmaking, and small sculptures. My images begin with black and white film exposed through antiquated lenses. The old optics allow the light and atmosphere to impress themselves on the silver of the film. With the steel and lead sculptures, I am working in collaboration with the sea and earth to patina the objects. The work is about light, the elements, the alchemy of nature, and chance.”