Danielle Spradley
Lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.


Danielle Spradley's work centers on the immense amount of change over time in the relationship between society and the environment. By painting images of the homeless woven into piles of trash, juxtaposing the trash accumulated in the city with Native American mythological characters, Spradley elevates these remnants of modern society. Her images combine highly detailed relief printing and painting, emphasizing every object's importance. Influenced by living in the Midwest, Spradley pulls motifs from Native American folklore and symbolism, most notably the white buffalo. This buffalo embodies the strength of women and the hope for humanity in future generations, and Spradley uses it to speak to loss in today's society on a number of levels.

Danielle Spradley received her BFA from Memphis College of Art.


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