Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation

Danny Lulu

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation
Region: Providence, RI
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Danny Lulu is a visual artist and performer. He is a fourth generation Japanese American whose cultural heritage and childhood in the Bay Area deeply inform his practice. He draws from cultural, geographic, and familial history to create new language around cultural hybridity, heritage, and diaspora. He recently moved across the country to Providence, RI and is working on forming a new branch of his creative community.

Lulu studied photography at San Francisco State University, graduating in 2013. In 2019, he graduated with an M.F.A. in visual art from Mills College in Oakland, where he merged his love of music and visual art to form the seeds of his current practice.

He has shown work at the DeYoung Museum, Root Division, San Francisco Camerawork, the Mills College Art Museum, and performed with the Oakland Freedom Jazz Society at Pro Arts Oakland and Artist Television Access. He was a finalist for the 2020 Tosa Studio Award, a year-long studio award for Bay Area residents at the Minnesota Street Projects studio complex. In 2023, he will fulfill a residency at the Woodstock Byrdcliff Guild in upstate New York.


New Hampshire

Danny Lulu worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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