"Efficacy Episode 99 features Danielle Mastrion - an NYC-based Artist and "Jill-of-all-trades" - a painter, muralist & graphic designer. Born & raised in Brooklyn, New York, Danielle gained a B.F.A in Illustration at Parsons School of Design. Her specialty is portraiture, and she works regularly on public and private commissions.
Though she's been painting her entire life, four years ago, Danielle began painting live around New York. She paints weekly at Diva Lounge's "Collage Party" every Tuesday night. She is the featured artist at the famous music venue The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. In May, Danielle was one of 6 Artists selected as part of the Center-Fuge Public Art project and completed a 12 foot tribute mural to the Beastie Boys on East 1st Street & 1st Avenue. The all-brush painted mural was featured in the NewYorkTimes.com , as well as in RollingStone.com.
Recently, Danielle was the NYC winner of The Art Battle's "Battle For Poland" on January 27th, and travelled to Warsaw, Poland to represent the US & paint live. While there, she travelled to Berlin, Germany and was allowed to paint a mural next to the Berlin Wall's East Side Gallery. Danielle just completed a 14 foot tribute mural to the late MCA of the Beastie Boys at the historic 5POINTZ Aerosol Arts Center & Graffiti Museum in Long Island City Queens using mostly her new medium of choice, spray paint. In two weeks she will be participating in another huge mural project, The Artist Process Part 2, also at 5POINTZ. She also works as a freelance graphic designer, recently working as the t-shirt designer for Married To The Mob NYC from 2010-2011.
Danielle currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and is obsessed with the following: Hip Hop, Grunge, the 90's, zombies, tattoos, whiskey, pirates, the beach, Kurt Cobain, and the Notorious B.I.G - not in that order. "