Prof. Danielle Yakle
Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture and Fibers
Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-11:30 am
MFA, 2010, University of Kansas
BFA, 2005, Truman State University
Danielle is an alumna of Truman State where she earned her BFA specializing in Fibers and Sculpture. Her MFA in Textiles comes from the University of Kansas where she continued to teach from 2010-2014.
Danielle currently teaches in Truman’s Sculpture and Fibers areas, as well as instructing Intro to Art students in the creation of public art projects.
As an artist she works primarily in soft sculpture and multimedia installation. Her recent work includes elements of viewer participation and is intended to incite feelings of discovery but also frustration. Many of her pieces are crafted from handmade, wool felt and the highly tactile and hide-like quality of this material is a driving factor in her creative practice. Much of her research focuses on the dyeing properties and structural possibilities of wool and other fibers.