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Danielle Scruggs

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Birthplace
Chicago, IL

Birth year
1985

Lives in
Washington, DC

Works in
Washington, DC

Website

Schools
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), 2008, MA Digital Arts
Howard University, 2006, BA Print Journalism

Tags
photography

Statement

Danielle Scruggs (b. 1985, Chicago, IL) is a photographer and photo editor living and working in Washington, D.C. She has exhibited her work throughout the D.C. metropolitan area, Brooklyn, Baltimore, and Los Angeles. Her first solo exhibit, Body Politic: Cultural Identities and Representations of Black Women's Sexuality debuted in 2013 at Luther College (Decorah, IA). 

Residencies and awards include: Pleasant Plains Workshop Studio Residency (2013), The Center for Photography at Woodstock (2013), and The Wassaic Project (2012). The Washington PostPBS MediaShiftSocial Studies DCEbonyStop Smiling Magazine, and LivingSocial have published her editorial and commercial work. She has also written essays and reviews on arts and culture for The Liberator Magazine, Charm City Current, and Specter Magazine.

Scruggs was chosen as one of 15 inaugural fellows in the Public Media Corps, created by the National Black Programming Consortium in 2010 to close the digital divide in historically under-served neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. As a fellow, she co-designed and taught digital media arts curricula for the Academies at Anacostia and Washington Metropolitan High School, which became the basis for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting's American Graduate Program.

She also served as a field producer, photographer, videographer, and branding standards designer for What's Good DC?, the Corps' flagship public television show that aired on Howard University Television in June 2011.

Scruggs is the co-founder and Research and Media Director of Mambu Badu PhotographyCollective, which launched in 2010 to find, expose, and nurture self-identified women photographers of black/African descent. She also works at LivingSocial as a photo editor.

 

b. 1985, Chicago, IL // Lives and works in Washington, D.C.


EDUCATION
MA Digital Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 2007-2008
BA Print Journalism, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 2002-2006

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2013
Pleasant Plains Workshop Studio Residency, Washington, D.C. September 2013
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY September 2013

2012
The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY April 2012

AWARDS, GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2011
East of the River Exhibit Award, Honfleur Gallery, 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
2013
Black Girls Are From the Future x Mambu Badu Meet and Greet, 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.

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2013
Countenance Pop-Up Show, The Median, Washington, D.C.

SOLO EXHIBITS
2014
The District, National Institute of Health West Alcove Gallery, Bethesda, MD

2013
Body Politic: Cultural Identities and Representations of Black Women's Sexuality: 10th
Annual Black History Conference Exhibition, Luther College, Decorah, IA

GROUP EXHIBITS
2013
Pleasant Plains Workshop 3rd Anniversary, Mothership, Washington, D.C.
Countenance Pop-Up Show, The Median, Washington, D.C.
Petty Thieves Three Projection Show, Petworth Citizen, Washington, D.C.
(e)merge art fair, Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Hair Apparent, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

2012
The Black Vernacular, Dwayne Rodgers (online)
Sixth Annual East of the River Exhibit, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Societies of Fine Art and Collections, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011
Art in Action Silent Auction, Long View Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Fifth Annual East of the River Exhibit, Honfleur Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Collective (R)evolution, The Fridge, Washington, D.C.

2010
FOCUS Group: Four Walls, Five Women, D.C. Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C.
We Are All Photographers Now! , La Nuit des Musées, École Polytechnique Fédérale de
Lausanne-Rolex Learning Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
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
We Are All Photographers Now!, New York Photo Festival, New York, NY

2008
Live From Planet Earth, Stratosphere Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Undo/Command Z, Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2007
Works in Progress, Woodward Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Imagining Ourselves, International Museum of Women, San Francisco, CA (online)

RELATED EXPERIENCE
2011-present
Photo Editor, LivingSocial

2010-present
Research and Media Director, Co-Founder, Mambu Badu Photography Collective

2010-2012
Charm City Current: Innervisions blogger, Baltimore Sun

2008-2012
Visual Arts Editor, Liberator Magazine

2008-2010
Photo Desk Assistant, The Washington Post

PRESS AND FEATURES
East City Arts
Dirty Dozen Magazine
Blackberry Literary Magazine*
Maynard Institute of Journalism
LivingSocial
Social Studies DC
East of the River Magazine*
Express*
The Washington Post*
PBS MediaShift
National Black Programming Consortium
The Couch Sessions
Stop Smiling Magazine
N'DIGO Magazine*
Preservation Chicago


* denotes print version

Recent Exhibits

Danielle Scruggs participated in these exhibits:

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