Dale Najarian, ‘White Collar’, 2018, Elisa Contemporary

Dale Najarian’s new Shadow Series merges the realistic quality of a photograph with the abstract translation of a landscape to depict a dreamlike painting that draws you in. Najarian is fascinated by the perspective that shadows create in our daily lives, and uses people’s movements to capture the ever changing relationship between dark and light.

Najarian received her BFA from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. In 2005 she relocated with her family to Singapore for several years and traveled throughout South East Asia, New Zealand, Australia and China.

Najarian's work has been exhibited in gallery exhibitions and juried shows throughout the North East. She is in private collections in Connecticut.

Signature: Signed on Back

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Juried Art Exhibitions
2017, 2016 Westport Fine Arts Festival, selected Artist
2017 - 2015 Westport Artist Collective Pop Up
2017- 2012 Art on the Avenue, Greenwich
2016 - 2011 Art About Town, Westport
2013- 2012 Westport Arts Center Member’s show
2010 Art By Local, Westport
2009 Silvermine Artist Guild
2009 Westport Arts Center Member’s show.
2006, 2005 Silvermine student show

Curated Exhibititions
2018 Her Window to the World, Elisa Contemporary Art Pop Up, Fairfield CT
2017 Gallery at Pearl, Retrospective (solo show)
2016 James Blackstone Memorial Library Gallery, Branford
Whiting Mills Pop Up Exhibition, Winsted
Gallery at GFC - Colorful Translations (Solo Exhibition)
Beechwood Art Gallery - Transformations
Westport Library - Selected Artist
2016 - 2014 Westport Artist Collective Group Show
2015 Worrell Smith Gallery, Where We Stand
2014 Westport Artist Collective Exhibition
2012 U. Conn. Stamford Gallery, Pink House Painters
2011 Fairfield Art Center
2009 U. Conn. Stamford Gallery, Pink House Painters

Memberships/Committees/Philanthropy
Westport Arts Center, Board of Directors 2008-2016
Westport Arts Center Education, Visual Arts Committees
Westport Arts Center Gala Chair 2010
Smilow Cancer Center Teaching Artist 2014-2017
Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, Artist Member
Greenwich Arts Council Member
Carriage Barn, Artist Member
National Charity League / Arts Center Liaison 2012-2015
Westport Country Playhouse Liaison 2016
Bedford Art Committee Chair 2012-2014
Greens Farm Church Outreach Committee 2010-2014
Project Return - Birdhouse Artist 2011, Selected Artist 2016

Education
BFA Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Silvermine Artist Guild, New Canaan, CT
Calligraphy Design Center, Singapore

About Dale Najarian