Upcoming Exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery 12 – 25 May 2020
“Painting for me is meditative: I travel into another world. Awake, alert, yet absorbed into the art of painting … not thinking of anything else.” — Dana Dion
Dana’s paintings aim to reflect her exploration of a variety of landscapes and subsequent quest for inner expression of the experience. Bold physicality of the painterly surfaces are balanced with a sense of vulnerability and a love for the process of painting.
Her works explore an inner landscape through a personally developed language. “I aim to locate a place of belonging”.
Dana’s life has exposed her to many landscapes. Born in Tel Aviv, she traveled back and forth between East Africa and Israel during her childhood years until 1974 when her family moved to Vancouver Canada. In 1995, she, her husband, and three children moved to London. During that time, she studied painting, eager to learn techniques and embrace her inclination for visual expression. In 2000, Dana and her family settled in Sydney. Since 2005, she has dedicated herself full-time to painting.
Dana has participated in numerous selected group and solo exhibitions and has received many prizes and awards.
Recent Selected Exhibitions
Dana has been a finalist in numerous prestigious art awards including more recently: Adelaide Perry Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, KAAF Art Prize, Fishers Ghost open Art Prize, Kings Art Prize, North Sydney Art Prize, ANL Maritime Art Prize Victoria, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Gosford Art Prize, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Blacktown art prize, Kogarah Art Prize, Outback Art Prize, Cowra Art Prize and Waverley Art PrizeDana has held 8 solo exhibitions, including at Art2Muse Gallery (Sydney), Art Gallery on Darling (Sydney) and Without Pier Gallery (Melbourne).
Recent Prizes & Awards
2019 Hunters Hill Regional Art Prize — Winner
2019 Bell Property Acquisitive Art Prize — Winner
2018 Hunters Hill Regional Art Prize — Winner
2017 Gosford Art Prize $15,000 — Winner
2017 Art in the Hills Acquisitive — 1st prize
2017 Hunters Hill Regional Art Prize — Highly Commended
Articles and Reviews
Acquisitions and Commissions
North Sydney Council – Mayor’s office
Lifestyle Manor building Bondi NSW – Commission of 27 art works
Please download the PDF below for Dana’s full CV & available artworks