Danielle Lawrence

Instructor II
Painting and Drawing Faculty

Danielle Lawrence (b. 1978, Ohio) is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice is anchored in expanding painting’s formal elements and contextual languages. Working primarily in painting and sculpture, she makes use of unconventional materials and creates strikingly unique pairings between painted imagery and 3-dimensional form. She received a BFA in painting and drawing from the San Francisco Art Institute (2003) and a MFA from Mills College (2011). Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions in the Bay Area and most recently in Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, NY, as well as internationally in Mexico and Italy. Notable exhibitions include About Abstraction: Bay Area Women Painters at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA (2017); Landfill/Bedrock at Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, CA (2016); New Abstractionat Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, CA, (2015) and Color As Space, As Sense (with Linda Geary) at [ 2nd floor projects ] San Francisco (2012). Public collections include the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA, C.H.O.M.P., Monterey Bay, CA and the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA. She is currently a Visiting Faculty member in the Painting Department at the San Francisco Art Institute.


  • M.F.A., Mills College, 2011
  • B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, 2003

Links and Press

  • https://beautifuldecay.com/2015/01/15/danielle-lawrences-abstract-paintings-erupt-frame-commenting-patriarchal-structures-restraints/
  • https://www.traywick.com/2015/01
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