Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Daina Surrealism Artist Resume

Daina Surrealism

Lithuanian-Colombian-American Artist, Calligrapher, & Linguist


Born upstate NY

Illustrations, Calligraphy, Iconography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Performance Art

Selected Exhibitions

National & international exhibits in United States, Germany, Italy, France, and Wales.

2016                Restoration of Historical Murals in Pilsen, Chicago
                        Worked on murals with Marcos Raya, Salvador "Sal" Vega, and unfinished mural by Carlos                                   Cortez 

2011                 Chiesa Sconsacrata di S.Antonio, Venice (Treviso), Italy

                        A Book of Death: Homage to Ray Johnson, Un Libro sulla Morte: Omaggio a Ray Johnson
                        exhibit (Fluxus)


2010                Museum of Modern Art, Wales

                        Book of Death Exhibit


2009                Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York City

                        Book of Death Exhibit


2006               Mercury Café, Chicago, IL

                       Solo show, exhibiting selected paintings and illustrations

2004               Schizoclub Gallery, Chicago, IL

                       Solo show, featuring collected works, as part of the Chicago Artists Month / Ukrainian Village 
                       Artwalk Festival

2001               Suite Home Chicago: An International Exhibition of Urban Street Furniture,                                   
                        Chicago, IL

                       Collaboration with other artists in production of a sculptural sofa for temporary public display

1999               Truman College, Chicago, IL

                       Exhibition of students’ works

1988               Schwule Zentrum, Berlin, Germany

                Exhibition of drawings


2010 – Present              Pursuing Gender and Women’s Studies degree at University of Illinois    
                                      at Chicago

2004 – Present              Pursuing Fashion Design degree at Columbia College, Chicago

1988 – 1990                  Studied Fashion Design and Music at Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany

1984 – 1987                  Studied Fashion Design in New York City

1983 – 1984                  Studied German, Russian, and Lithuanian languages at Vasario 16                                                                        Gimnazija, Privates Litauisches Gymnasium, Hüttenfeld, Germany


Member of Chicago Surrealist Group since 1998

Member of Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) since 1997


An “exquisite corpse” illustration, featured in Ron Sakosky (ed.), Surrealist Subversions:  Rants, Writings & Images by the Surrealist Movement in the United States (New York, 2002) ISBN 1570271224
on Amazon

Link to “Surrealist Subversions” exquisite corpse

Art in Maintenant: A Jouranl of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art (New York, 2016) ISBN 9781941110447
on Amazon

Languages spoken

Lithuanian, German, Russian, French, English

Currently studying

Latin, Spanish, Italian

STRANGE INTERLUDE: My Dream, Time-Travel inspired band, "Hypnagogic Telegram" is going VIRAL on Youtube. Timelord Rock. Trock. I play a timeghost (zeitgeist) that inhabits the wardrobe closet in the TARDIS. I come out in costumes from various eras to dance & sing. If Doctor Who would have a band, it might sound like this.
<---- View YOUTUBE VIDEO here.

Check out my Time Travel, Dream, surreal artwork, performance art, costuming & photography on the other blog pages!

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