About Daryl Myntia Daniels

Daryl Myntia Daniels is a contemporary painter who explores the metaphysics of black women as microcosmic and multidimensional organisms. She reveals the energy and spirituality of her figures through colorful and expressive marks, while constantly studying 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 her research in neuroscience, and examines the relationship between our hair, brains, bodies, and natural world.

Daniels was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been creating art since her early childhood and began commissioning portraits at her local hair salon. She received her BFA in Painting at Ohio University 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 in places like the Kennedy Art Museum, the Untitled Space, and the Hole Gallery. She recently illustrated and edited a children’s book titled “My Flipping Yaya” which 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 maintains her studio practice in the Bronx, NY and is a member of the South Bronx Independent Artists Coalition.