Danielle Mckinney (b. 1981) creates narrative paintings that often focus on the solitary female protagonist. In these intimate portraits, Mckinney captures the figure immersed in various leisurely pursuits and moments of deep reflection. Engaging with themes of spirituality and self, her paintings uncover hidden narratives and conjure dreamlike spaces, often within the interior domestic sphere. With a background in photography, Mckinney paints with an acute awareness of the female gaze, employing deeply colorful hues and nuanced details with cinematic effect. Mckinney received her BFA from Atlanta College of Arts and holds an MFA in Photography from Parsons School of design. Her work has most recently been presented in exhibitions at Fortnight Institute, New York; Half Gallery, New York and FLAG Art Foundation, New York. The artist lives and works in Jersey City, NJ.