Dana Harel was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and currently works in San Francisco. Harel’s drawings explore the mystery of the human psyche and the drama of physical and emotional struggles. Her drawings are a result of combining sculpture, photography, and printmaking techniques. She’s interested in the moments where brutality meets fragility, and aggression meets tenderness. Focusing on the nonverbal, unprocessed, wild and instinctive elements.
Harel has had solo exhibitions at the Laguna Art Museum, Palo Alto Art Center, Gallery Wendi Norris, and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art in Herzliya, Israel. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions locally including San Francisco Arts Commission, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and Napa Valley Museum. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, ArtNews, San Francisco Bay Guardian, CBS, and Art Practical.
Harel received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the California College of the Arts.