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"Great Britain" Oil and Acrylic on Canvas; 26 X 20"
"Miss Selfie" Oil on Canvas; 27.5 x 45"
"Korea" Oil on Canvas; 26 X20"
Feminist, expressionist painter Daena Title's work centers on the seductive force of modern female icons and the problematic love/hate relationship those societal standards create for women. Her obsession with and deep ambivalence towards society’s emphasis on youth and beauty, pulls her to these Beauty Pageant contestants with whom Title investigates the lines between approbation and self respect, empowerment and exploitation, and lunacy and joy.
Raised on Long Island, 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. Title currently resides and works in Los Angeles. Her work has been shown in gallery and museum spaces since 1998, including recent group exhibitions at the LA Art Fair, the Carnegie Art Museum, the Long Beach Art Museum, The Oceanside Museum, the Riverside Museum, the Torrance Art Museum and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Title has received critical praise for past solo exhibitions from the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, and 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.