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b. Chicago, IL • Lives and works in Chicago, IL

EDUCATION
2008 M.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2006 B.A., Howard University, Washington, D.C.

SOLO EXHIBITS
2015 Collective Memory, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, D.C.

2014 Local Artist Showcase, Affinity Labs, Washington, D.C
2013 By Extension, Glasco Turnpike House, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
2013 Body Politic, Luther College, Decorah, IA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
2017 Property, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Common Sense(s): A Photo Zine Exhibition, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY
2015 Slideshow, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 Made in Woodstock VII, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

2014 Portrait of an Artist, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, D.C.
2014 Fourth Annual (e)merge Art Fair, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, D.C.
2014 Wish You Were Here 13: Annual Postcard Show, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Reflexivity, Sanaa Festival, Mount Rainier Artist Lofts, Mount Rainier, MD
2014 Interactivism, REPRISE: 40 the Fore, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2014 The District, National Institutes of Health West Alcove Gallery, Bethesda, MD
2014 General Assembly, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, D.C.
2013 Pleasant Plains Workshop 3rd Anniversary, Mothership, Washington, D.C.
2013 Countenance, The Median, Washington, D.C.
2013 Petty Thieves Three/Empty Stretch Projection Show, Petworth Citizen, Washington, D.C. 
2013 Third Annual (e)merge Art Fair, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, D.C.
2013 Hair Apparent, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
2012 The Black Vernacular, Dwayne Rodgers (online)
2012 Sixth Annual East of the River Exhibit, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2012 Societies of Fine Art and Collections, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Art in Action Silent Auction, Long View Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2011 Fifth Annual East of the River Exhibit, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2011 Collective (R)evolution, The Fridge, Washington, D.C.
2010 FOCUS Group: Four Walls, Five Women, D.C. Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
2010 Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C.
2010 We Are All Photographers Now!, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
2010 Top 40 International Juried Art Exhibit, L.A. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
2009 No Money, No Problems: A Recession Arts Show, Invisible Dog Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS
2015 Byrdcliffe Colony Artist-in-Residence, Woodstock, NY (Funded by Pollock-Krasner Grant)
2015 Participant, THREAD at Yale: Storytelling in Modern Media, Yale University, New Haven, CT
2013 Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist-in-Residence, Woodstock, NY
2013 Pleasant Plains Workshop Studio Residency, Washington, D.C. 
2012 The Wassaic Project Artist-in-Residence, Wassaic, NY
2011 East of the River Exhibit Award, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2011 National Conference for Media Reform Scholarship, Free Press, Florence, Mass./Washington, D.C.
2010  Public Media Corps Fellow, National Black Programming Consortium, Washington, D.C.
2007  Digital Arts Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

LECTURES AND PANELS
2017 MICATalks, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2014 REPRISE: 40 to the Fore Gallery Talk, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2014 If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can't We Go Somewhere There? Curators Talk, Vivid Solutions Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2013 Black Girls Are From the Future x Mambu Badu, Cause DC, Washington, D.C.
2012 We + Design = Collaborative Design, 14th Annual Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI
2011 Four Walls, Five Women Artist Talk, DC Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

SELECTED CURATORIAL WORK
2014 Portrait of an Artist, Pleasant Plains Workshop, Washington, D.C.

2014 If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There?, Vivid Solutions Gallery, Washington, D.C.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016-present Director of Photography, Chicago Reader
2008-present Freelance Photographer
2011-2014 Photo Editor, LivingSocial
2010-2011 Public Media Corps Inaugural Fellow
2008-2010 Copy Aide + Photo Desk Assistant, The Washington Post

SELECTED PRESS
2017 "Inside a Sleek World of Medical Marijuana Cultivation", PDN Online
2016 Black Girl Report "#DONYE (with Danielle Scruggs)"

2016 Swoonstep "GUEST: Danielle Scruggs"
2016 Swoonstep "Roundtable: LEMONADE"
2016 Black Girls Talking "Bonus Episode #13: Phife Forever"
2015 "This Website Will Help You Find Dope Movies Directed By Black Women", Gabi                    Thorne, Blavity

2015 "Use This Amazing Tumblr To Find Movies Directed by Black Women", For Harriet
2015 "Black Women Directors is the perfect Tumblr for your summer movie                                 needs", Joneka Percentie, Spark Movement
2015 Spook Magazine Issue 5: America: A Visual Survey
2015 "The Fourth", Black Girl in Om Issue 005: Liberation
2015 "Invincible Summer", Black Girl in Om Issue 001: Growth
2015 " ‘…And Then You Get Shot’: An artist’s response to black death in America",                     Latoya Peterson, Fusion

2014 "If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can't We Go Somewhere There?", Christina               Cauterucci, Washington City Paper
2014 "Black Photography Collective MAMBU BADU Mounts its Ambitious First Exhibit",               Carolyn Lang, Washington City Paper Arts Desk
2014 "Art Review: 'Reprise: 40 to the Fore' at Arlington Arts Center", Michael O'Sullivan,            The Washington Post 

2014 "DC DIT: GROWING ART", Carolyn Lang, Brightest Young Things
2013 “Countenance Pop-Up Art Show Celebrates the Power of the Portrait", East City Arts
2013 “Representation and Technique: Works by Black Artists at (e)merge Art Fair”, Arts               Observer
2012 “Sixth annual ‘East of the River’ exhibition continues to bring culture and change to           Anacostia”, Erin Williams, The Root DC
2012 “Photographers of Color 2012: Danielle Scruggs”, Maynard Institute of Journalism

2011 “Photos reach deep into go-go’s ‘pocket’", Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post
2010 “Four Walls, Five Women: Black Women Artists Explore Material In Art Making”, Tara           Heuser, The Pink Line Project

2009 "Photographer Interview: Danielle Scruggs", Qiana Mestrich, Dodge and Burn Blog

SELECTED WRITING
2017 "10 Black Women Directors To Have On Your Radar", Okayplayer
2017 "10 Things We Learned from Ava DuVernay's #ARRAYToday Chat", Okayplayer
2017 "Hey America, The Future of Media is Not All White and All Male", Okayplayer
2016 "Made in America isn't about OJ, it's about us", Chicago Reader
2016 "Why ain't there no [sisters] on the wall?", ARTS.BLACK

COLLECTIONS
Community of Hope Conway Health and Resource Center, Washington, D.C.

Center for Photography at Woodstock Permanent Collection, Woodstock, NY