Danielle Mužina is an Assistant Professor of Painting and heads the Painting Area at Murray State University. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she received a B.F.A in Studio Art at Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Studio Art at Eastern Illinois University, and an M.F.A. in Painting at Miami University. She has studied painting abroad at the Jerusalem Studio School in Civita Castellana, Italy, was a part of Ohio Wesleyan’s New York Arts Program in New York City, and was a resident artist at the Chautauqua School of Art and the Vermont Studio Center. She has been teaching at Murray State since 2017.
Mužina’s work has been shown in numerous regional, national, and international juried exhibitions. In January 2019, Mužina won an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She plans to use the grant funds to support a new body of figurative paintings addressing the charged interpersonal dynamics between women on an everyday level as we negotiate the way differing belief systems interact with global women’s rights movements and crises. Mužina is looking forward to working on the series at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency in Painting in New Berlin, NY this April of 2019.