NEWS! and Recent Events
May 2021

 

2021 SPRING FORWARD ONLINE JURIED EXHIBITION,
May 10-31, 2021

The online exhibition page

3 pieces by Dina Belaia, juried into this exhibition - the ONLY drawings in the entire show:

Horsey, 21"x21", ink, markers on paper

Coronafish, 7"x10", ink

Load, 20"x9", graphite


November 2020 - January 2021:

Life on the Line, Mental Health Awareness Campaign 2020-21, artwork posters in Toronto Subway by Twenty Twenty Art Gallery

Watch Dina's video on Twenty Twenty Gallery Instagram for the Life on the Line mental health awareness project.

 

Load, 20"x9", graphite


December 2020:

Open National Juried Exhibition,
Dec. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020
The online exhibition page:
https://www.fcatoronto.ca/current-exhibitions/2020-open-juried-national-exhibition/

3 pieces by Dina Belaia were juried in:

 

Voices Within - Honorable Mention

Voices Whithin (18"x12", graphite, white pastel on toned paper): Received an Honorable Mention

 

Hidden Demons,
11"x14", graphite, pastel

 

From Afar and Up Close,
12"x9", watercolour, ink


September 2020:

City of Toronto and Outside the Box project: Traffic Light Box murals at Destination: Danforth

 

 

ABOUT

 

ARTIST's BIOGRAPHY

Dina started her visual art training at an early age while living in Russia. As a teenager she joined the Analytical Art Studio, and still follows this school and artistic method after 30 years. In Canada, she continued her studies and graduated in Visual Arts from York University. She works as an illustrator and graphic designer and even a face/body painter, as well as a fine artist. Dina prefers drawing with pencil to any other media, although occasionally opting for painting and digital imagery.

Selected Art Shows (By Application and Juried)

•     Disrupting/Undoing, OCAD University, Open Gallery, 2013
•     Dina Belaia — Solo Show, Deer Park Library, 2013
•     Various Themes, Artisans at Work Gallery, 2016, 2017 (Not Juried)
•     Shades of Ability, Floral Hall, Toronto Botanical Gardens, 2016
•     Shades of Ability, Commerce Court, 2016
•     Shades of Ability, Floral Hall, Toronto Botanical Gardens, 2017 (Winner — Best Oil, Best Drawing)
•     Snowflakes Show, Yellow House Gallery, 2016, 2017, 2018
•     Drawing, John B. Aird Gallery, 2017
•     You Have To Take Stairs, Zebra Public Art Mgmt., 2017
•     Festivus Show, Northern Contemporary Art Gallery, 2017
•     Dina Belaia — Solo Show (34 pieces), Cedar Ridge Gallery, 2018
•     Annual Art Show, Central Connection, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
•     Art Olympia Competition, Tokyo, Japan, Honorable Mention, 2019
•     20x20 Art Exhibition, Christine X Art Gallery, Sliema, Malta, 2020
•     Art as a Responce to Mental Heath, Doncaster Art Fair, UK, 2020
      https://www.doncasterartfair.com/past-exhibitions
•    Painted Poetry, Art Nova Gallery, 2020    https://www.artnova.ca/paintedpoetry
•    Ordinary No Ordinary, Tall Sequoia Gallery, 2020
•    Life on the Line, Mental Health Awareness Campaign 2020, artwork posters in Toronto Subway
      Twenty Twenty Art
•    Open National Juried Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, 2020
      Online FCA National Show

 

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

Dina's drawings and paintings follow the school of Analytical Abstractionism (see www.analytical-art.com).

It employs a process of non-programmed creating forms from particular to whole, analysing the appearing image rather than synthesizing it. Try to understand not what, but how it is done.

Be interested not in the face of the clock, but in the inner mechanism to understand progression of time.

 

 

CONTACT

 

To see the most recent developments, or to contat me online through social media, click:

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Dina's Instagram follow #dina_belaia_art

Or email me

 

 

 

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