Danielle Schlunegger grew up amongst the shell shops and sand dunes of Ventura, CA. Currently working and living in Oakland CA, her artwork is strongly influenced by 18th century Cabinets of Curiosity and early explorers. Danielle graduated from California College of Arts in 2010 with distinction, receiving the All College Honors award for her work on The Marcus Kelli Collection.  

She was recently awarded the 2014 Affiliate Artist Award From the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, CA and currently has her studio at Faultline Artspace in Oakland CA.  As the founder and curator of the collection she make repairs to artifacts and recreates extinct animals based on the field notes and journals of the amateur naturalist Marcus Kelli.