Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

Danielle Draik


"Of Loss and Rot"

(A being letting itself be shaped by a natural sickness. Acrylic on mirror, 14.5 x 17 inches, 2015.)

"Between and Over"

(Acrylic and glass on mirror, 19 x 25 inches, 2017. A being with feet in two worlds, bridging a gap.)

"The Ones You See"

(Acrylic and particle on mirror, 30 x 40 inches, 2017. Six beings greet the viewer at death.)

Danielle Draik is a born and based multimedia artist from New York City. Draik's work is an examination of identity, personhood, and the occurrences that shape a being. Within each piece is an established visual language that she uses to form the figures in her work. This language incorporates certain shapes and numbers which intend to open up a narrative in each piece.

She graduated from SUNY FIT where she focused on Sculpture. She has done large-scale public work for the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria, New York and is found in collections in the United States and Israel. For more work, visit her website.