About/Artist Statement

Alicia McDaniel is an interdisciplinary visual artist, educator. Her image-making practice is multifaceted and experimental as she works within the realms of installation, painting, sculpture, book making, and video. Her work originates within her and her family's’ different experiences with racial profiling, skin privilege, assimilation, and generational trauma in both historical and contemporary instances. McDaniel often reflects on her lived-experiences as a white-passing Indigenous, Latinx woman of color.


She earned her BA in Studio Art at Mills College and her MFA from the California College of the Arts where she recently graduated with an MA in Visual Critical Studies. McDaniel is currently a Studio Artist and art instructor at Root Division gallery. She recently moved back to her home city Sacramento, CA and is hoping to reconnect with her community.

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