Country of birth
Country of residence
Dana was born in Damascus, Syria and graduated from Adham Ismael Institute of Fine Arts in 2006 / Dana is a multidisciplinary artist who works across several mediums including painting, murals, printmaking and illustration / The Syrian landscape takes over Dana’s dreams inspiring her to create colourful compositions that are full of brushwork representing natural elements floating in the spaces; rivers, mountains, hills, clouds, roots, and plant signs dominate the surface of her paintings in abstract form / Dana’s first solo exhibition ‘Tiamat’ was held at the Austrian Culture Forum in Cairo, Egypt in 2016 / Dana has participated in many workshops and group exhibitions since 2005 across Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, UK and Germany /
2016 – ‘Tiamat’ Austrian Culture Forum, Cairo, Egypt
2017 – ‘Artist of Tomorrow’, Arts-Mart Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
2016 – Salon Alganob, Luxor, Egypt
2015 – Salon Alganob, Luxor, Egypt
2014 – International Nord Art Exhibition, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2013 – ‘First Time’, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
2013 – First Youth Festival, Culture Palace, Giza, Egypt
2012 – Peinture et Sculpture, Les Plumes Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2011 – Young Artist’s Exhibition, Kazah Gallery, Damascus, Syria
2011 – United in Art, Dar Al Assad for Culture and Art, Damascus, Syria
2011 – Sketch, Mostafa Ali Gallery, Damascus, Syria
2010 – Petro Canada Completion, Dar Al Assad for Culture and Art, Damascus, Syria
2010 – Appreciation of Osama magazine artists, Arabic Cultural Centre, Homs, Syria
2009 – Formation in Cement, French Cultural Centre, Damascus, Syria
2009 – Printmaking, Kazah Gallery, Damascus, Syria
2008 – Aleqaa, Kazah Gallery, Damascus, Syria
2006 – Noon, Adham Ismael Institute, Damascus, Syria
2006 – Portrait, Adham Ismael Institute, Damascus, Syria
2005 – Nahno-Together, Khan Asaad Basha, Damascus, Syria
2016 -2017 – Art Teacher, Thumblina Nursery, Giza, Egypt
2013 Volunteer Supervisor, PSTIC Institute (Workshop with local school), Cairo, Egypt
2011-2013 Instructor, Adham Esmaeel Institute, Damascus, Syria
2010-2012 Arts Teacher, Arts Private Studio, Damascus Suburb, Syria
2009-2012 Arts Teacher, Alameen School, Syria
2009 Instructor, Masar Workshop, Damascus, Syria
The beauty of nature is my first source of inspiration; landscape with horizontal, vertical and sloping lines. Weeds, grass, blossoms, and roots. Clouds, rivers, blocks, and mounts.
The vibrant movements of breeze, wind, current, flood and explosion.
The charming behaviours of fragile unique animals, creatures, and cells.
Also, the natural shape, cut, spot and spreading of each different material with each different tool I use.
Usually, I depend on strong flashy coloured backgrounds that makes a satisfying strong contrast with the other elements I draw and background I paint, also shapes a net of continuously linked lines.
I distribute the objects in the painting trying my best to keep every touch pure and raw.