Danielle Joy Mckinney is an American player based in New Jersey. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1981, where she was raised Southern Baptist. McKinney has a BFA from Atlanta College of Art, studied painting for two years in France, and then earned an MFA in photography from Parsons School of Design in New York. Mckinney primarily worked in photography for 20 years, but took stirring painting during the COVID-19 pandemic. While she has forlorn photography, she yet relies upon photographs as references. Her subjects are fictional, solitatary female figures. Mckinney's 2020 painting Face Mask following Prayer is in the stock of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.