Danielle Felice Riede grew up in the United States and Iceland. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University and also studied with Daniel Buren at the Kunstakademie Duesseldorf.

Her international exhibition record includes galleries and museums in Mexico City, Athens, Berlin, New York, and many other cities.

Danielle is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, the Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, and a New Frontiers Grant from Indiana University. She is currently the Randolph H. Deer Professor of Painting at Herron School of Art and Design – IUPUI.

She is represented by Garvey|Simon.

About the Artwork:

“This series of paintings is inspired by dance movement—you can really feel it. When I look at Isabela I get a little bit of an oceanic feel and vibe. My work treads between looking towards nature and really just being in the moment and seeing what arises, so nothing’s planned. I’m not looking at physical objects, like rocks or rivers or oceans, but somehow, with each moment, and in each painting, a different feeling and connection to nature and to my own physical being emerges.”