About Daryl Myntia Daniels

Daryl Myntia Daniels is a contemporary painter who reveals the energy and spirituality of her figures through colorful, expressive marks, while constantly exploring the humanity and beauty of blackness. Daniels work is rooted in the acceptance of her natural hair, her experience as a minority gymnast, and black women's empowerment. Her artistic style is inspired by microcosm philosophy and neuroscience, and examines the relationship between our hair, our brains, our bodies, and our natural world.

Daniels grew up as a competitive gymnast with her mother as her coach in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been creating art since her early childhood and began commissioning portraits at her local hair salons. She has created murals for Cincinnati’s Art Works and for Ohio University’s Undergraduate Art League where she also received her BFA in Painting in 2013. After that Daniels received a merit scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts where she got her MFA in Fine Arts in 2016. Daniels work has been shown widely in places like the Hole Gallery, the Untitled Space, Chashama, and in the Elizabeth Foundations Project Gallery. She recently illustrated and edited a children’s book titled “My Flipping Yaya” written by Yonce Daniels. “My Flipping Yaya” is a colorful book that teaches children to reach for their goals and is the recipient of the Pacific Book Review Star for excellent merit. Daniels currently lives and continues her studio practice in Bronx, NY.