Sharon Daniel is a media artist and innovator in the field of interactive documentary. She creates online artworks and multimedia installations that examine social, racial, and environmental injustice. For over twenty years her creative research has focused on documenting injustice in the criminal legal system in an effort to persuade people to rethink their assumptions about the criminal punishment system and the people it imprisons. The interactive documentaries and installations Daniel has co-authored with incarcerated people, homeless injection drug users, and victims and offenders participating in restorative justice mediation have been exhibited internationally in museums and festivals such as the Corcoran Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, STUK Kunstencentrum, Artefact, Transmediale, the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, Ars Electronica, and the Lincoln Center Festival.
Daniel publishes her projects online to make them easily accessible for use in advocacy and education. Her work has been supported by the Daniel Langlois Foundation, a Rockefeller New Media Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship. She has been honored by the Webby Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and included in the “Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 100,” a list of “the creative minds that are asking questions and making the provocations that will shape the future of American culture.”