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BIOGRAPHY

Ms. Dania Sierra was born in Havana Cuba and exiled to the United States with her family in 1962.
Ms. Sierra's inclination for art began at a very young age and she was encouraged to pursue a formal education in Art and Art History. She was the recipient of a Fine Arts scholarship to the University of Miami and continued her studies at Barry College.
Ms. Sierra also became a successful entrepreneur in the graphic arts industry in her early 20's. She expanded her knowledge in this field at Florida Career Institute where she obtained a degree in Commercial Art. Her accomplishments in the graphic arts world earned her a respectable commission in 1989 from Carnival Cruise Lines to create a kinetic sculpture for their flagship hotel, the Crystal Palace Hotel and Casino in Nassau, Bahamas.

By the 1990's, Ms. Sierra's work had been featured in several galleries throughout the United States including the Latin American Art Museum in Miami, Florida. Today, her works are part of private collections in the Caribbean; Central and South America; Mexico; Eastern and Western Europe; Canada; and, the United States.
Ms. Sierra is a philanthropist who dedicates her time and contributes her artwork to numerous local and national non-profit associations. She was recently selected by the renowned publishing house, Hought Mifflin, to include her celebrated folkloric painting, "Guajiro Verde", in one of their upcoming Spanish textbooks. Also during the present year, The Business Journal for Hispanic Research selected several of her pieces for their premiere issue published in June of 2007.

Ms. Sierra has an uncanny ability to establish a dialogue with each individual observing her artwork. Her intuitive expressionism awakens emotions within the beholder of the nurturing love, pain, freedom, immortality and hope that lie within us. Through her work, Dania allows the viewer into her own private realm, into her soul, leaving us with a deep sense of intimacy with the painter and one self.
Ms. Sierra's brilliant execution of color and design has earned her the respect and admiration of collectors and colleagues. Her artwork portrays the artist's quiet, gentle nature by silently enticing us with a colorful embrace that impales our subconscious repeatedly.

DATOS BIOGRAFICOS

Dania Sierra nació en La Habana, Cuba y llegó al exilio en los Estados Unidos con su familia en 1962.
La Srta. Sierra demostro su interés en los artes plásticos a una temprana edad y su familia le apoyó para que formalizara sus estudios de arte desde muy joven. Dania recibió una beca para ingresar en la Universidad de Miami en el departamento de Bellas Artes y continuo sus estudios en Barry College.
Dania se estableció exitosamente en la arena de artes graficas al principio de la decada de 1990. Hoy dia, sus obras de arte forman parte de colecciones privadas y galerias a nivel internacional. Estimada por ser una generosa benefactora, ella contribuye sus obras de arte a numerosas asociaciones y organizaciones no lucrativas. Sus obras han sido incluidas y publicadas por casas editoriales de gran prestigio como Hought Mifflin, y representadas en la primera edición internacional del Diario de Investigación de Negocios Hispanos ("The Business Journal for Hispanic Research") publicado en el 2007.
Dania posée la abilidad única de crear un diálogo con cada individuo que admira sus obras. La ejecución brillante de sus diseños y color ha logrado el merecido respeto y la admiración de sus colegas y coleccionistas.



RESUME

Education

1980 Florida Career Institute, Miami, Florida
Barry College, Miami, Florida
1975 University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Group Exhibitions

2013 " Las Diosas- Goddesses" Group Exhibition, Sacasas Fine Arts, Miami, Fl.
2013 "Simply Women" Group Exhibition, Sacasas Fine Arts, Miami, Fl.
2010 SOLO Art Miami, Miami, Florida
2010 Yuma Fine Arts Association Cafe' Cubano: Miami's Cuban Collection Yuma, AZ
2010 The Cuban American Bar Association Art in the Tropics
2011-2010 The XV International Ballet Festival of Miami 2010
2011-2010 The Root of All Things George Rodez Gallery Miami, Florida
2010 Latin Builders Association Inc.
2009 Art Trends Gallery
2009 Hispanic Target Magazine
2009 Havanafama
2009 Da Vinci's Gallery
2009 Arte Negril Caribbean-American Art Fair
2008 Hispanic Heritage Expo
2008 Riviera Country Club Art Show
2008 Mi Arte Gallery 85@85
2007 Save The Children " Art For Angels"
2007 Mi Arte Gallery 85@85
2006 Mi Arte Gallery 85@85
2006 Mi Arte Gallery "A Well Dresses Mango"
2005 Art League of Marco Island "South of the Border"

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Featured Artist Del Mar Thoroughbred Club San Diego
2008 Dania SierraThe Art House Ft. Myers Fl.
2003 "Wings of Transcendence" Broward Community College South Campus
2001 "Flights of Fancy"Datran Building Gallery

Art Festivals

2015- 2007 Pinecrest Art Festival, Pinecrest, Florida
2015- 2006 Carnaval on the Mile, Coral Gables, Florida
2014- 2009 Calder Casino & Race Course
2008 Mount Dora Art Festival, Mt. Dora, Florida
2008 Key Biscayne Art Festival, Key Biscayne, Florida
2007 Surfside Arts Festival, Surfside, Florida
2007 Coconut Grove Art Festival, Coconut Grove, Florida
2007 Hollywood Arts Festival, Hollywood, Florida
2011- 2006 South Miami Chamber South Art Festival, South Miami, Florida
2007 Palmetto Bay Art Festival, Palmetto Bay, Florida
2011-2012 South Miami Chamber South Art Festival

Non-Profit Organizations

2015-2014 Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' & Owners' Association
2014 The Academey of Hospitality & Tourism
2010 The Academey of Hospitality & Tourism
2010 Camp Courage Miami
2010 Take Stock in Children
2009 South Florida S.P.C.A.
2009 The Camillus House
2008 The Concert Association of Florida, Inc. (CAF)
2008 -2009 Juntos Foundation
2008- 2007 Reach For The Stars Actors Playhouse, Coral Gables, Florida
2008- 2007 The Carrie Brazer Center For Autism. Miami, Florida
2008- 2006 Kiwanis Club Little Havana, Miami, Florida
2004- 2003 PBS of Northern California KIXE T.V., Sacramento, California
2004 Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, Florida

Commission Works

Kinetic Sculpture: Crystal Palace Hotel & Casino Nassau Bahamas
Sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines

Scholastic Awards

1975 Fine Arts Scholarship
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
1978 Commercial Art Grant, Florida Career Institute, Miami, Florida

Career Related Experience

Established in 1983 to Present
2015 CubaNostalgia Festival  Art Director
2015 Carnaval on the Mile Art and Music Festival  Art Director
2014 Carnaval on the Mile Art and Music Festival  Art Director
2013 Carnaval on the Mile Art and Music Festival  Art Director
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