about the artist
Danielle Mužina is an artist and educator from Cleveland, Ohio. She received her B.F.A at Ohio Wesleyan University, her M.A. at Eastern Illinois University, and her M.F.A. at Miami University. She has studied at the Jerusalem Studio School in Civita Castellana, Italy, and completed residencies at Chautauqua School of Art and the Vermont Studio Center.
Mužina’s work has been shown at numerous galleries nationally including First Street Gallery and Prince Street Gallery in New York, NY, Woskob Family Gallery in State College, PA, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, GA, and Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, OR. Mužina makes paintings that explore place, identity and crisis, inspired by her experiences as a member of a family that immigrated from Croatia.
In 2019, Mužina won an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Grant funds were used to support this body of figurative paintings addressing the charged interpersonal & intergenerational dynamics between women on an everyday level as we negotiate differing perspectives within the self, family, & community in turbulent environments & moments.
She began working on Pink Apocalypse at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency in April 2019. She currently lives and works in Murray, KY as Assistant Professor of Painting & head of painting at Murray State University. She has been recognized with her institution's Emerging Scholar Award in 2019 and Excellence in Teaching Award in 2021.