Dara Oshin
Medium: Mixed Media and Drawing

Studio Location:
183 Lorraine Street
Studio # 3501

Email: daraoshin@gmail.com

Website:: www.daraoshin.com

Artist Bio:
Dara Oshin is a Brooklyn based visual artist working in a variety of media. She studied painting and drawing at a variety of schools and private ateliers internationally. In 2015, Dara Illustrated a children's book which won a Bronze Moonbeam Award. Her paintings and drawings have been shown in solo and group exhibitions including the The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in Paris and The Invisible Dog Art Center, Ground Floor Gallery, Trestle Gallery, and BRIC Arts House in Brooklyn, NY. Her work can be found in private collections around the world.

Artist Statement:
My work explores themes of breaking, healing, transformation, regeneration, fertility and spirituality. I am also interested in the changing identity, roles and status of women throughout history and time and within the natural world. My current body of work uses the egg, and its rich symbolism, as a metaphor to explore many of these themes. The Egg series includes photographs as well as mixed media works and wall mounted altar-like sculptures. I incorporate ephemeral elements of nature such as seed pods and organic detritus referencing creation and destruction and the fleeting transitions between birth, death and regeneration. The gilding and other jeweled embellishments are borrowed from Byzantine icons to highlight the desire for permanence through spirituality.

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