Danielle Mastrion

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Danielle Mastrion (born 1982) [1] is a New York City-based mural artist. She is also a painter and aerosol artist.[2] She was raised in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn,[3] and studied fine arts at the Parsons School of Design, where she received her BFA in illustration.[1][2] Among her street murals are “The Notorious B.I.G.” in Bushwick, Brooklyn;[4] DJ Kool Herk;[5] Beastie Boys singer MCA;[6] “Little Girls” in Flatbush, Brooklyn;[7] and a portrait of New York Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm for the 2019 opening of the Shirley Chisholm State Park.[8]

Her first solo art exhibition was held in March 2013 at MY NY in Brooklyn.[9] In 2012 she was Art Battles’ NYC Champion.[1] She is a teaching artist with Creative Art Works in New York City, and is trained in oil painting and has a background in live painting. Her work appeared in the A&E channel’s “In Focus” series; “Made Mondays” for New Balancee; Budweiser’s ad campaign “Respect the Hustle;” and Spike Lee’s Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It.” Her art was also featured in the documentaries “No Free Walls,” and “Street Heroines."[10]

Her art has been exported to cities outside of New York[11] as well, including Los Angeles, Miami,[12] Newark, Washington DC, and Arecibo, Puerto Rico. In additon she has competed art projects outside the United States, including in Cuba, Mexico, Belize, Berlin,[13] Israel,[14] England and Paris, [15][16] France.[17][18]

At the end of 2018 Mastrion participated in a dual art exhibit with fellow street artist and muralist Lexi Bella, at the 3rd ETHOS Gallery in Brooklyn, called The Grit & The Glam.[19] She has also painted subjects representing world events and cultural icons, such as a mural dedicated to and in solidarity with the kidnapping of 270 Nigerian school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram; political leaders such as Nelson Mandela, and for French painter and sculptor Marcel Duchamp. She has also painted human rights activists, including Malala Yousafzai.[20]


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  3. ^ "Wonder Woman of the Walls: Danielle Mastrion". Street Art | Sold Magazine. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  4. ^ "Street Art Candy: The Notorious B.I.G. by Danielle Mastrion". Bushwick Daily. 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
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  8. ^ Ricciulli, Valeria (2019-07-02). "First phase of Shirley Chisholm State Park debuts in Brooklyn". Curbed NY. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  9. ^ "Danielle Mastrion: "My NY". First NYC Solo Show. (Brooklyn, NY)". Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  10. ^ "Danielle Mastrion". Next Level. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
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  13. ^ walkofarttours (2014-01-17). "DANIELLE MASTRION". Walk of Art. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  14. ^ Press, Viva Sarah. "Graffiti in the Knesset". Israel21c. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  15. ^ "A Conversation with Lexi Bella and Danielle Mastrion on The Grit & The Glam, a Dual Art Exhibit at 3rd Ethos Gallery". Openletr. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  16. ^ ArtBattles; ArtBattles. "Danielle Mastrion 2". ArtBattles. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  17. ^ "Danielle Mastrion | Art". Raw Femme. 2016-12-13. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  18. ^ "Danielle Mastrion: Flower Tower". 212 Arts. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  19. ^ Mills, T. K. (2018-11-26). "The Grit & The Glam: Dual Art Exhibit by Lexi Bella and Danielle Mastrion". Well Pleased We Dream. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  20. ^ "Danielle Mastrion: Mural Biographies". Visionary Artistry Magazine. 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2019-07-08.