Gisella McDaniel, Patagon nihayi, 2021
Gisella McDaniel, born 1995 in Bellevue, Nebraska, lives and works in New York.
Gisela McDaniel is a diasporic, indigenous Chamorro (Micronesian) artist. She paints women of color, non-binary people of color, and survivors of sexual violence. Her work disrupts and responds to historical/contemporary patterns of silencing in fine art and popular culture.
Purposely using Gauguin’s palette McDaniel aims to heal those who have experienced gender-based sexual violence, giving a voice and space for survivors to not only share their experiences, but the long term effects of violence.