Donia is a fine artist whose illustrative work wanders through ideas of human psychology, altered mental states, and one's connection to the universe. She questions concepts of love, time, and existence through depictions of mystical vignetted figures, drawn hovering in off-kilter voids and celestial landscapes.
Donia's graphic style of drawing comes from a background studying animation and sequential art from a young age. When studying art history, she compared the striking line work and visual storytelling of Art Nouveau posters and Japanese Ukiyo-e pieces to that of modern-day graphic novels. These influences go further in Donia's artwork, where elegant forms from Mannerism and Rococo collide with magical girl tropes to become ethereal figures with a bold presence, creating a new illustrative approach to Contemporary Surrealism and Suggestivism movements.
2019 | Voyager | BBAM! Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
2019 | Trading Card Art Show | Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2019 | Superfine Art Fair NYC | with BBAM! Gallery
2015 | Shadowbox | Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014 | Snap! Attacks! | Snap! Orlando, FL
2014 | UNIVERSE: The Art of Existence | Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
2013 | Curiosities | Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA