Danielle Orchard (b. 1985, Indiana) melds the forms of twentieth-century modernism with the mood of twenty-first-century narratives. She maintains a consistent interest in the figure, composing scenes that offer intimate views into women’s personal moments and spaces, ultimately reclaiming the male gaze. Often, her works include plot clues—a burning cigarette, men’s watch or half-eaten slice of pizza—that grant viewers the opportunity to analyze and decode the subject’s current psychological state. Her confident use of line and color gives her work an air of immediacy while allowing for extended gestures of rendering and stylization.
Orchard holds a BFA from Indiana University and an MFA from Hunter College. In 2019, the artist completed a residency at Tamarind Institute, producing an impressive collection of prints. In 2021, she set her auction record at $287,000 for her painting Two Bathers at Christie’s New York. The artist is represented by Perrotin Gallery and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Women in Print29 Oct 2021 - 15 Jan 2022Women in Print is an annual ode to the women who have shaped the world of printmaking. Comprised of works on paper by iconic artists Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Lesley Dill, Mary Heilmann, Helen Frankenthaler and Danielle Orchard, Women in Print shines light on women’s oft-underrexamined roles in the historically male-dominant field of printmaking.
Women in Print25 Sep - 23 Dec 2020Women in Print tells the often-overlooked story of female-founded print workshops, which kickstarted an American printmaking renaissance in the 1960s in 1970s that continues today. Prior to the 1960s, printmaking...