Danielle Hogan [she/her] is a contemporary Canadian artist, curator and writer of settler ancestry. Her art practice is inspired by networks of care among and across communities of women, often negatively referred to as ‘women’s work’. Danielle is inspired by all things textile and thrives on collaborating, collecting, sewing and knitting.
Her work explores women & gender studies broadly, embracing historical relationships between activism and craft. In 2016, Danielle coined the term femaffect, a word created to specifically address an affect (feeling that “stick”. Ahmed, S. 2004) that has been feminized in Western cultures, either intentionally or unintentionally, to be understood as negative or ‘less than’. She studies the effects of femaffect on women and other members of LGBTG2+ communities, as it relates to their use of textiles in visual art. Named the University of New Brunswick’s prestigious Dr. William S. Lewis Doctoral Fellowship scholar in 2013, her doctoral dissertation from the University of New Brunswick (Just making it: the stain of femaffect on fiber in art) investigates the negative effects of femaffect on textiles in art.
Danielle studied at New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (Diploma in Creative Graphics, ’95), Emily Carr University in Vancouver (BFA, 2000) and the University of Victoria (MFA, 2003) before earning her PhD (2017) in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has been selected to participate in several residencies in Canada including at Banff Centre for the Arts (2002) and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2017), in addition to JIWAR in Barcelona, Spain.
Recently, Danielle has accepted an invitation from The Atlantic Center for Creativity to join its steering committee. Since the spring of 2018, she has been the consultant responsible for the Government of New Brunswick’s provincial art collection, collectionArtNB. She lives and makes art in Fredericton, New Brunswick’s capital ‘city of elms’, which is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq peoples.
Danielle’s first book Light and Materials: Weaving and the work of Nel Oudemans is due out in the fall of 2021.