Dana Veraldi is a visual artist based in New York City, NY. Veraldi is best known for her hand-drawn portraits of cultural icons and her label DEERDANA, which she founded with partner Kevin Tekinel. Her practice employs a distinctive style of two-dimensional, monochromatic line drawing. Focusing on the outlines of her subjects, she typically uses solid pigment rather than shading or color to draw contrast. Although rooted in the realistic portrayal of visual objects, her broad, somewhat minimalist strokes eliminate nuanced features, resulting in a cartoonish but contoured representation. Veraldi graduated with a BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
b. 1984, New Jersey Lives and works in New York, NY
2007 BFA in Photography from Maryland Institute College of Art
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Q. Describe your creative process in a few words.
A. Image research, collage, mixed mediums, Photoshop.