The Roger Smith Hotel is thrilled to present a mural on our 47th Street wall, by Danielle Mailer, called Night Bird.

Mailer uses animal themes as her primary subject. By manipulating scale, a forty foot fish or a 10 foot crow, she generates new meanings. She draws inspiration from her Peruvian heritage, the colorful echoes of her Mother’s large abstractphoto1 expressionistic paintings, as well as the words of her father, the late Norman Mailer, who always said, “paint what you know”. From patterned birds to larger then life dancing females, Mailer energetically navigates this personal terrain, presenting in both the large and the small a message of optimism.

The Install

The Install

Danielle Mailer received her BA from Bowdoin College and studied at the New York Studio School and the School of Visual Arts. Recently, with funding from State and local grants she has created three site-specific permanent wall murals in Downtown Salisbury and Torrington Connecticut. She has also just completed three large wall pieces for Boston Children’s Hospital. In addition she is hard at work on her most ambitious public art work to date, creating three 40ft. long fish silhouettes to be placed on the exterior backside wall of The Staples building in Torrington above the Naugatuck river.

Mailer has shown in galleries and museums throughout North America. She was honored with a retrospective at the Mattatuck Museum with over 40 of her works on display. She was also part of a traveling retrospective of Provincetown artists titled “The Tides of Provincetown” at the New Britain Museum of American Art. She is represented by the Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown Mass., and the White Gallery in Lakeville Connecticut. She has been featured in The New York Times, ARTnews and Connecticut Magazine, to name a few.

Danielle Mailer, daughter of Peruvian painter Adele Morales and writer Norman Mailer, is beginning her tenth year of teaching art at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Connecticut. She resides in Goshen, CT., with her husband, Jazz Trombonist, Peter McEachern, their Jack Russell Terrier, Merlin, and their three grown children, who visit often. To find out more information, please visit her website

The Roger Smith is a family run hotel in Midtown Manhattan. For over 20 years the owners and employees have been committed to shaping and growing a diverse and organic cultural footprint both within the hotel and beyond. With a continued desire to converse and engage with guests, with New York and places further afield, The Roger Smith Hotel’s creative program seeks to create big opportunities, pleasurable experiences, inspiring happenings and intelligent dialogues.