Danielle Halford was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Texas. Mrs. Halford prefers to go by her first name Danielle professionally and has shown her work both nationally and internationally. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design on a combined academic and portfolio scholarship and received her BFA in 2011. She received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2018. Danielle received an MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2021.
Danielle is an advocate for the inclusion of art in city planning and served on the board of The Plano Art Association in Plano, Texas, where she helped successfully lobby for the inclusion of art as part of the budget for all newly constructed city buildings. She also helped form The One Little Island artist group in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is a co-founder of the alternative art space Studio 114, located in Oahu’s Chinatown district, whose simple motto is “A Place for Creatives.” Danielle’s civic involvement goes beyond the art world as she also volunteers with Team Rubicon as a Disaster Response Professional. She has lived in Hawaii, California, and throughout the South Eastern United States.