Danny Giles is a Chicago based artist who makes work that often brings together varied material and performative strategies to address the dilemmas of representing and performing identity and interrogate histories of oppression and creative resistance. Giles received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, and from MFA Northwestern in 2013. Giles’ work has been exhibited, performed and screened at The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, El Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Giles has participated in residencies including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013, 2019 BOLT Artist-in-Residence at the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC).  Academic Director of the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency in Saugatuck, MI and is a Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.