Danica Novgorodoff


Current freelance graphic designer, illustrator, teacher, & artist.

2014 upcoming
Adjunct lecturer at Kentucky School of Art (Louisville, KY).

Private art instructor for children (New York, NY).

“Art and Storytelling” teacher in Packer Collegiate Institute’s after-school program (Brooklyn, NY).

2010-2012 (summers) 
Horse wrangler (Steamboat Springs, CO). 

Designer, First Second Books, publisher of graphic novels.

Agora Gallery: artist review writer (New York, NY).
ArtisSpectrum Magazine: staff writer (New York, NY).
Creativity in product development: assistant to Deborah Potts and Associates.

Assistant to photographer Sally Mann (Lexington, VA).

Gallery Associate, Donald A. Heald Rare Books, Prints, & Maps (New York, NY).

Art and English Instructor in public schools (Machachi, Ecuador).
Conversational English Instructor (Vilcabamba, Ecuador). Constructed a volunteer program for projects in community service for Tierra del Volcán operation (Ecuador).

Assistant to photographer Sally Mann (Lexington, VA).


The Undertaking of Lily Chen, a graphic novel, published by First Second Books.
Solo exhibition at the Kentucky School of Art (Louisville, KY). 
13 Artists group exhibition at Spalding University (Louisville, KY).

Blue Mountain Center artist residency
918 Letterpress Ephemera Show (Birmingham, AL).

Mal Habillée, an illustrated songbook created in collaboration with singer/songwriter Dawn Landes.  
MacDowell Colony Fellow.

Prevention for a Safer Society Award by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for Learning by Doing, an illustrated report on innovation in criminal justice.
Group exhibition at Anno Domini gallery (San Jose, CA).
Refresh, Refresh included in Best American Comics.
Group exhibition at Riverviews Artspace (Lynchburg, VA).
Essay published in Orion Magazine.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts artist residency.

Prevention for a Safer Society Award by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for I Got Arrested! Now What? Comic and poster collaboration with the Youth Justice Board, Center for Court Innovation, and Center for Urban Pedagogy.
Drawings published in Orion Magazine.
A Late Freeze, a comic, published in Ecotone Journal, Sex & Death issue.
Refresh, Refresh, a graphic novel, French edition, published by Casterman.
MacDowell Colony Fellow. 

Interview with graphic novelist Alison Bechdel published in The Comics Journal No. 300.
Drawing published in Ecotone Journal No. 8.
Solo Show at Charmingwall Gallery (West Village, New York, NY. September 5-30).
Refresh, Refresh, a graphic novel, published by First Second Books.
Year of the Rat, a comic, published in Cabinet of Curiosities (Candlewick Press).

Solo Show at Doma Café and Gallery (West Village, New York, NY. September 5-30).
Slow Storm, a graphic novel, published by First Second Books.

Nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Single Issue comic.
Short comic Brand New Love published in Friends of Lulu's anthology The Girl's Guide to Guy's Stuff.
Excerpt from Slow Storm listed in Best American Comics as one of 100 distinguished comics.
Kentucky Girlhood Project, group exhibition (Louisville, KY).

Winner of the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics for A Late Freeze.
DIY TLC, group exhibition at the New York Institute of Technology (New York, NY).

New Strategies & Comics, group exhibition at University of Louisville, Hite Gallery (Louisville, KY).
Corporate Delicti, group exhibition at Nucleus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA).

InTheFray Magazine "Crossing Boundaries," group exhibition (New York, NY).
Arts on Main Juried Exhibition, group exhibition (Shelbyville, KY)
Glassworks Political Art Exhibition, group exhibition (Louisville, KY).
Photographic Landscapes, Arts Electronic, group exhibition (Louisville, KY).

Yale University Senior Thesis show in painting.


B.A. Yale University
Graduated with distinction in the Art Major
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Member Phi Beta Kappa

Awarded the Lewis Perry Curtis Fellowship for Travel and Research in Photography and Painting in Mexico.