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ABOUT

 Dannika Rose Sullivan is a self taught, Oregon based artist. She began drawing people at the early age of 3, but a random gift of chalk pastel pencils in 2014 amplified her passion for drawing faces and initiated a succession of artworks which showcase her newfound love of color and drama.

Dannika uses pastel pencils to pull realistic images up out of matte black paper, but began branching out into the world of oil paint, the vibrancy and texture of which allows her to create even more drama within her pieces. She loves the challenge of depicting liquid and experimenting with color, light, and structure, along with adding a bit of surrealism to otherwise realistic portraits.  Through her love of dramatic colors and texture she captures subtle expressions in her subjects to evoke feelings of anxiety, exhaustion, and reflection – emotional states she and many others know very well in today’s world of worry and unease.

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PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

"ROSE AND ROSE" OLD TOWN GALLERY FIRST FRIDAY EVENT,
PORTLAND, OR

June 2020

'OUR CHANGING CONTEXT' CHEHALEM CULTURAL CENTER GROUP EXHIBITION, NEWBERG, OR

April 2020

​2nd ANNUAL 1122 GALLERY HOLIDAY MAKERS POP-UP​, ​PORTLAND, OR

May 2018

​TEA ON 65th GROUP EXHIBITION III​, ​PORTLAND, OR

May 2018

TEA ON 65th GROUP EXHIBITION II, PORTLAND, OR

April 2019

CHEHALEM CULTURAL CENTER GROUP EXHIBITION, NEWBERG, OR

May 2018

1122 GALLERY HOLIDAY MAKERS POP-UP, PORTLAND, OR

December 2019

LOTERIA GROUP EXHIBITION, CACTUS GALLERY, LOS ANGELOS, CA

April 2018

VANCOUVER CITY HALL GROUP EXHIBITION, VANCOUVER, WA

March 2018

RAW SHOWCASE, PORTLAND, OR

September, 2016

Publications

"Virtual art show goes viral." Oregon Arts Watch. April 28th, 2020.

https://www.orartswatch.org/virtual-art-show-goes-viral/

“Artist Feature: Dannika Rose Sullivan.”​ Nailed Magazine. June 27th, 2019.
https://nailedmagazine.com/art/artist-feature-danaka-rose-sullivan/

Beacon Quarterly​, Back Page, vol. 4, March 2018

Exhibitions