BIO

 JT Daniels is a KC native who began painting murals in 2013, where he was given his first chance to lead a small group of youth through their first community based mural project. Due to the success of his first mural, in 2014, he assumed the role of Quality Assessor for a local mural arts program while simultaneously working as a youth mentor in Jackson County. While combining art, mentorship & engagement, JT's work has made room for him to share his artistic voice. His work depicts overlapping faces, words and characters,  which are a visual reference of all the people he's talked to and shared spaces with over time. Some of these spaces include ARTSKC, LIVE KC, Urbana KC, Art in the Loop & The KC Streetcar. 

Check out my video interview HERE

Live Painting for "Thanks-A-Million, KC!" , 2016

ARTIST STATEMENT

My current work focuses on the idea that our hair is seemingly trapped within a state of constant fluctuation, gradually transforming our external identities and our internal selves. By focusing on the more surreal qualities of human hair, I believe that it can also become a representation of our own self acceptance. The presence of knives and ray guns is an affirmation of the constant struggle to possess and maintain our sense of self. 

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016     "Convergence", Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, Kansas City, KS

2016     " Beware All Style Biters 8", True Style Glass Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2016     "URBAN CHATTER: Kindred Spirit", Confidential Lofts Gallery, Dallas, TX

2015     "INTERSECTION", Thornhill Gallery, Avila University,  Kansas City, KS

2014     "Social Hearts Club", VML Wise Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014     "Art and Soul, It’s My Thing”, KC Street Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2014     "NEW WORK", MOD Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013     "Beyond Words: A fusion of poetry +visual art +Jazz", The Changing Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2013     "Human / Nature / Self", Stairway Art Space, Kansas City, MO

2012     "Beware All Style Biters", KC Street Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012     "Art is my business", UEP Office Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2011      "Group A", Blue Djinn Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2010     "The Great Mash UP!", Main Street Assoc. Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 2014    "Bang!n’ Hair-DO", The Gallery at Christ Community Church, Kansas City, MO

2013     "AMO pt. 2", Benetti’s Coffee Experience, Kansas City, MO

2013     "AMO", KC Street Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2012     "Going Solo", Stariway Art Space, Kansas City, MO

2011      "No Sleep Till…", The Campanella Gallery, Park University,  Kansas City, MO

2009    "Non Disclaimer", Alcott Arts Center, Kansas City, MO

2008    "Drawings", Benetti’s Coffee Experience, Kansas City, MO

Selected Artist Residencies

2016     "Pop Up Artists in Residence", Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom, Leawood, KS

Teaching

2014     Graffiti Painting Workshop, ARTSKC

2015     Stencil Painting Workshops, URBANA KC, Kansas City, MO

2017     Workshop Leader, Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom, Leawood KS

Public Collections

Park University

PUBLICATIONS

Create Magazine, issue #2, Spring 2017, pp.88-89

Links

What Is Art?

ARTSKC

Park University Styllus

Epsten Gallery Pop Up Residence

Nelson Atkins Live Painting Event Photos

Northeast News -"ARTSKC Mural"

KCPT - "Artists Upload"

INDIOS Carbonsitos Food Truck write up

ARTSKC-"Insight", Monthly publication

Fox 4 - Neighborhood artwork's goal to eliminate graffiti

41 News - Neighborhood grappling with graffiti issue

Arts Upload Episode 3

Art & Soul : It's my thing

Mural to decrease area's vandalism issue

Raised Royal 

Clients & Collaborators

Art In The Loop
Alzheimer's Association
ARTS KC
BRISK Iced Tea
LIVE KC
KCP&L
The KC Street Car Authority
LISC
MAPIT
Mattie Rhodes Center
Making Movies
Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
Park University
Silpada Designs
Ruins Pub
RW2 Productions
URBANA KC
Royals MLB
Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center
Johnson County Library
City Market KCMO
Nelson Atkins Museum
Samsung Mobile USA