• CURRENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS:

    Women in Art
    Las Laguna Gallery
    577 S. Coast Highway A-1
    Laguna Beach, CA
    Opening Reception 6-9:30pm March 2
    March 2 - March 31

    Beauty and Strength
    Solo Show
    Carter Burden Gallery
    NY, NY
    September 7 - 28th, 2017
    Opening Reception 6-8pm September 7
    www.carterburdengallery.org

  • BIO

    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.

  • STATEMENT

    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.

    Aiming in turns for drama, emotion and irony, I include a mix of representation and abstraction to hopefully tell a story, break some rules, play with paint and share my love of color and design.

    Of late, I have been particularly interested in the way heightened expressions of joy can cross a line into distorted or crazy.

  • CV

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

    Koplin Del Rio Los Angeles, CA January 2011 “Drown the Dolls”

    LA Contemporary Los Angeles, CA August 2007 “Broken Dreams”

    Edgemar Gallery Santa Monica, CA Summer 2004 “Facets”

    Double Vision Gallery Los Angeles, CA May-June 2003 “One Year After”

    Ellen Kim Murphy Bergamot Station, CA June 2001 ”Primacy and Synthesis”

    Outside the Lines Gallery Nashville, TN May 1998 “Nudes on Paper”

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

    LA Art Fair Ping Pong LA Convention Center January 2017

    Sirona Fine Art Hallandale, FL Chevere December 2016 Curated by Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez

    Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 Pasadena, CA “Axis: Pasadena” Pasadena, CA September- November 2016 Curated by Joshula Elias

    Carter Burden Gallery Chelsea, NY “The Painting Group” August 2016

    Studio C at the Santa Fe Art Colony Los Angeles "Let Us Eat Cake: Tier Delight": All Women Artist Group Exhibition May 2016 Curated by Peggy Nichols

    MuzeuMM Gallery Los Angeles “We Choose Art: A Feminist Perspective” May 2016 Curated by Kristine Schomaker

    Zhou B Art Center Chicago “Freak Out!” April 2016 Curated by Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez

    Orange County Center for Contemporary Art Moist June - July 2015 Juried by Ginger Shulick Porcella

    Gallery C Los Angeles, CA “Waterline: Inspiration for Change“ May 2015

    Gallery C Los Angeles “Des Femmes” April – May 2015 Curated by Peggy Nichols

    Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 Pasadena, CA "The Pasadena Art Show" April- June 2015 Juried by Joshua Elias and Judith Liebe

    Gallery 825 Los Angeles "small time" April 2015 Juried by Chris McCall

    Gallery 825 Los Angeles "Adorn" March 2015 Juried by Sarah Russin

    Riverside Museum of Art, Riverside, CA April – July 2015; Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA December 2014 – March 2015; Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Italy October 2014 "Oceanside Museum of Art California Dreaming Portrait of Southern California" Curated by Peter Frank, Daniel Foster of OMA, Drew Oberjuerge of RAM

    LA Art Association Los Angeles "Aurora Holiday Show" November 2014

    Zhou B Art Center Chicago "Fixation" April 2014 Curated by Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez

    LAAA 2013 Open Show Los Angeles December 2013 Curated by Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    Koplin Del Rio Gallery Los Angeles October 2012 30th Anniversary Show:
    “Self-Possessed: Examing Identity in the 21st Century”

    Ann Street Gallery Newburgh, NY May 2012 “Gendered Object: Barbie as Art”

    Ace Museum Apple Via and Co. LA, CA March 2012 ”All in for the 99”%

    Carnegie Art Museum Oxnard, CA Summer 2011 “Splash! liquid energy spattered”

    Long Beach Museum Long Beach, CA Jan 2011 “Influential Element: The Impact of Water”

    Den Contemporary Art Los Angeles November 2010 “39 NOW”

    Gallery 825 Los Angeles June 2010 “Out There”

    Koplin Del Rio Gallery Los Angeles June 2010 “Kink”

    Orange County Center for Contemporary Art May 2010 “Revisiting Beauty”

    Torrance Art Museum March 2010 Sophia Lee Curator “12 Gauge Series”

    Jan Baum Gallery Los Angeles April 2007

    Tar Fest Los Angeles October 2006

    Jan Baum Gallery Los Angeles July 2006 “Dynamic Essence”

    LACMA Art Rental & Sales Gallery Los Angeles, CA 2006 - 2007

    Lawrence Asher Gallery Los Angeles February 2006 “Image Feminine”
    Gallery “C” Hermosa Beach, CA July 2005 “21”

    Jan Baum Gallery Los Angeles July 2005 “Ladies with Figures”


    MUSEUMS, PUBLICATIONS, BLOGS, TV, REVIEWS:

    Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Online Feminist Art base, Brooklyn Museum.
    www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/feminist_?

    2016 PoetsArtists Magazine issue #73 featuring the works in FREAK OUT! from the Zhou B Art Center show, Chicago
    www.amazon.com/dp/153099473X/ref=cm_sw_?

    2014 December MiPoesias “Four Questions”
    mipoesias.com

    2014 Volume 26 Open Studios Press “Studio Visit” Magazine

    2014; 2015 iARTistis Magazine Issue #11 Featuring THE NUDE; Issue #13 Self Portrait
    www.magzter.com/US/GOSS183-Publishing-G?
    www.blurb.com/b/5458428-iartistas-magaz?

    2013 “One on One” Interview with Michelle Buchanan PoetsArtists Magazine Season 1. Episode 2
    vimeo.com/60300894

    2013 “Twenty-Somethings & Tiaras: The Art of the Beauty Queen” MyFOXParents Los Angeles by Lenore Kletter

    2012 PoetsArtists Magazine, featured artist Issue #41
    www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/468243
    www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/468243

    2012 “From Barbie to Beauty Pageant in a Colorful Palette” Westside Today Amy Sommer

    2012 “Artist Drowns Barbie then Paints the ‘Crime” BUST Magazine Grace Duggan

    2011 “Drown the Dolls: Daena Title at Koplin Del Rio” Huffington Post Patricia Ciaffa Peyser www.huffingtonpost.com/patricia-ciaffa-?

    2011 “Drowning Barbie” Huffington Post Christal Smith
    www.huffingtonpost.com/christal-smith/d?

    2011 “Barbie is Officially Under Water” Ms. Magazine Blog Stephanie Hallett msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/01/12/bar?

    2011 “Should Barbie Sink or Swim?” Pop Goes Feminism Girl With Pen Blog Natalie Wilson girlwpen.com/?p=1948

    2011 “This Week, Drown Barbie” Ms. Magazine Blog
    msmagazine.com/blog/blo

    2011 “Artist Shows Barbie’s True Colors” Jewish Journal Naomi Pfefferman; Jay Firestone www.jewishjournal.com/b

    2011 “The Secret to Female Happiness: Murder Barbie” News Real Blog Lisa Richards www.newsrealblog.com/20

    2011 “En Contexto” Porgramacion Telemundo TV CH 52 6:00 pm January 7, 8 Los Angeles www.youtube.com/watch?v

    2010 “The Barbie Burka: Reflections on a Perfect Woman” University Link Mag. Amy Sommer

    2007 “The Morning Show” KTLA TV CH 5 8:00am August 9 Los Angeles

    2007 “Title Inspired by Color…” Larchmont Chronicle November Lis Peery

    2007 “Artists in Residence” Beverly Hills 90210 Lilli Harris Lee

    2006 “Female Form’s Varying Shapes” Larchmont Chronicle Joe Ward

    2004 “Daena Title and Her Painted Women” Santa Monica Mirror Kathleen Herd Masser

    2003 “A Father’s Inspiration” Los Angeles Times Weekend Calendar

    2003 “Art Pick of the Week” LA Weekly Peter Frank

    2001 “Westside Stars” Beverly Hills 90210

    1998 “People Watch” Los Angeles Times


    PANELS, LECTURES, CURATIONS:

    2015 Curation: Destroying the Figure in the 21st Century- When Representation and Abstraction Merge PoetsArtists Magazine June 2015 www.poetsandartists.com/daenatitle

    2011 Lecture: ”Drown the Dolls” Women Painters West March 10 Encino, CA

    2011 Lecture: “The Barbie Backlash” WAM (Women and Media) March 19 Los Angeles, CA

    2011 Panel: “Should Barbie Sink or Swim?” Koplin Del Rio Gallery January 29 Los Angeles, CA
    Excerpts: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGIO5sJoSkk&?
    Full length: vimeo.com/19708192


    EDUCATION:

    1979 BA Wellesley College Art History; Theatre Studies


    COLLECTORS:

    Mrs. and Mr. Howard Tullman; Brooklyn Museum of Art Elizabeth A. Sackler On Line Feminist Art Base; David Bohnett; Marta Kauffman and Michael Skloff; Patricia Ciaffa and Michael Peyser; Julie and Jon Landau; Chanel and Dr. David Kipper; Monica Horan and Phil Rosenthal; Suzy and Howie Mandel; Larry Moss: Debbie Haderle; Maureen and Bruce McKenna: Gina Hecht; Kelly Craig; Marie-France and Fred Ward; Jessica and Michael Gendler; Jim & Kathryn Stern; Elizabeth Naftali; Amy and Dr. Don Goldman Putnam; Rona Oberman and Deb Franzblau et. al.