Professor Danielle Julian Norton is a visual artist working in multimedia installations, video, sculpture, and photography. Her multimedia works examine the structures and conditions that shape our perceptions, beliefs, and experiences. Often working collaboratively, Norton mixes materials and techniques to emphasize tension, contrast, and humor as key aspects of her politically minded practice. Her work reflects the feeling of patriarchal fatigue and looks for new and old ways of healing and being while exploring and dismantling power structures.

Norton received an Ohio Arts Council creativity grant and participated in Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Dresden (Germany) Artist Exchange. Her residencies include Headlands Center for the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Norton’s work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Midwest Museum of American Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Cleveland MOCA, Wexner Center for the Arts, and CYNTHIA-REEVES in New York. She is founder of ZippityDirtDada; her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe and Sculpture magazine. Norton earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art at CCAD in 1999, and a Master of Fine Art in Ceramics and Sculpture from the University of Notre Dame in 2002.