CURRENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS:
Obsessed with the seductive force of modern female icons, and fascinated by the line between beauty and distortion, my colorist, expressionist paintings reflect the on going love/hate relationship between women, societal standards, and self-esteem.
I am both repelled and intrigued by the images I make of these women. And also, by where they, and we, find our joy, and our feeling of "winning". Of late, I have also been particularly interested in the way heightened expressions of joy can cross a line into the distorted or seemingly crazy.
Raised on Long Island, life long Feminist Daena Title received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Theatre Studies from Wellesley College, and then lived in Manhattan until 1991 where she worked as an actress and a writer. Title then returned to painting as the best avenue with which to control her artistic message, mine her ongoing fascination/obsession with the relationship between women and society, and indulge her love of color and design. Her work, which focuses on the powerfully seductive force of modern female icons, has been shown in gallery and museum spaces since 1998, including recent group exhibitions at the Carnegie Art Museum, the Long Beach Art Museum, The Oceanside Museum, the Riverside Musem, the Torrance Art Museum and the LA Art Fair. Title has received critical praise for past solo exhibitions from the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, and the Huffington Post among other publications and is proud that her work has been featured in several PoetsArtists shows and publications, is part of the Brooklyn Museum Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Online Feminist Art base and the Tullman Collection of Chicago. Title currently resides and works in Los Angeles.
DROWNING BARBIES, BEAUTY QUEENS AND WONDER WOMAN, AN INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST DAENA TITLE
Artist Jan Nelson and I talk art. Published April 2017 Jan Anders Nelson, Artist Interrupted, Word Press
TITLE'S JUXTAPOSITION BETWEEN JOY AND LUNACY By Lorena Kloosterboer
Featured article in PoetsArtists April 2017 Magazine "The New Feminists"
"Daena Title’s bright, energetic paintings focus on the strong seductive force of contemporary female icons. Loose, powerful brushstrokes and vivid colors help define Title’s fascination with the ambiguous misrepresentation of beauty, feeling particularly drawn to the way heightened expressions of joy can cross a line into an ostensibly distorted or crazy appearance..."