Dani Fonseca, a native to the lively city of New York, can usually be found expressing her artistic visions, ideas and stories on and through the human form. Starting her company The Body of Art in 2005, she is one of the most sought after body painters in the tri-state area, commonly hired to create installation for events, videos, and private clientele. Her most commonly known creation was the skeleton look on Lady Gaga’s face in her self-expressed anthem “Born This Way”. Dani’s lifetime work is constantly examining and challenging the often-misperceived boundaries of authentic expression. Although her medium has quite often been body painting, makeup, props and installation, there is no one medium that captures her exploration and exposition of this visceral, powerful vulnerability.
TV Media/Film: Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video, 50 Cent “Off and On” Video, and single release cover, Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night” 2012 Grammy Nomination Concert performance, Victoria’s Secret 2010 Fashion Show (body artist), Make Me a Super Model: Season 1, “My Normal” Film (key mu and hair), The 2006 Latin Grammys Reggaeton Performance, Virgin Mobile commercial, ESPN (The Contender promo)
Promo Event/ Advertising: Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball Promo Images, Chevrolet, Mercedes Benz, Vox Vodka, Stolichnaya Vodka, Blue Fly
Fashion: Marc Jacobs (lead body artist), Max Azria, Herve Leger, Abigail Lorrick (look book artist), Phillipe and David Blond (key body artist), Wayne (key makeup artist), Prete and Bruno (key Makeup Artist), Trovata, Joanna Mastroianni, Devi Kroell (key assistant for Lisa Butler), Liz McClean, Alexander Teroxov, House of Fields, Veritee Hill Designs (key makeup artist), Jose Luis Victoria (key makeup artist)