Danielle Gumbin

Class of 2021
Fiber

Website: Daniellegumbin.com
Instagram: @Danielle.gumbin

Danielle Gumbin is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores themes surrounding disease, death culture, epigenetics, and intergenerational trauma. She holds a BFA in Fibers from The Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in Fibers from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has completed art residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and the Icelandic Textile Center in Blönduós, Iceland. Using a myriad of artistic processes and materials, her practice explores both the frailty and the strength that arise from disease. Combining textiles, repurposed medical equipment, and bodily materials, such as hair, wax, lard, and cremains, she creates objects and installations which capture the delicacy and transparency of our own impermanence. By exploring the relationship between preservation and decay, she offers control over the uncontrollable, emphasizes vulnerability through material, and dissects notions centered around the human condition.