Derwish acrylic painting Artezaar

Mina Dasani

March 14, 2019

Mina Dasani artist profile Artezaar

Creating art is both an action and a meditation for me.
It’s where my body and mind come together to experiment with paints, colors, shapes and textures. Often an undetermined path, I’m drawn to art’s potential to create infinite possibilities and connections. It may be inspiring, surprising, meditative and sometimes even disappointing, but always encouraging, leading me to discover answers to the question ‘what else is possible?’ I hail from Mumbai, India, where post my undergrad studies in Applied Arts from Sophia Polytechnic, I applied my design skills to an entrepreneurial enterprise called Koko that designed, manufactured and supplied textile-related children’s products as well as women’s fashion to retail shops and exporters. In 1996, I closed the business to move to Dubai with my family. Dubai offered me many opportunities to paint and explore this exciting journey experimenting with different mediums including copper and participating in numerous group exhibitions.

Over the years, my portfolio of work includes acrylics, watercolors, sumi-e, oil, silk painting, mosaic and mixed media and unique artworks with copper and acrylic. I continue this journey to see what else is possible’.

"An Artwork speaks for itself to whosoever responds to it"

Mina has exhibited in UAE at shows including:

2019:

"Voices", an art exhibition by Artezaar for the opening evening of the DIFC Art Nights, Dubai, UAE
"Common Grounds Art Exhibition" by Gallery Arabesque at Central Park Towers, DIFC, Dubai, UAE

Beyond Borders, art exhibition at Cassells Hotel, Dubai, UAE

2018:
47th National Day Celebrations, Paris Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2010:
Fringe Dubai, UAE
Al Seef Market, Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai, UAE

2009:
Kaleidoscope, an initiative by the Indian Embassy, UAE

2006:
The Art and Music/Fashion Festival, Burjuman, Dubai, UAE

2005:
Artists’ Oasis, Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai UAE

2001:
The Art and Music/Fashion Festival, Burjuman, Dubai, UAE

2000:
The Art and Music/Fashion Festival, Burjuman, Dubai, UAE
Summer Surprises, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai UAE
Other various miscellaneous exhibitions in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ajman


Accolades Achieved:

2005:
Awarded 1st prize for Dubai International Art Center Members’ 50th Exhibition, Dubai UAE

2004:
Awarded 2nd prize for Dubai International Art Center Members’ 49th Exhibition, Dubai UAE

2001:
Certificate of Merit for participation in the 1st Watercolor Challenge, UAE by Winsor & Newton

1978:
Certificate of Merit for Illustration, Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, India
One of just 2 designs chosen from all of Mumbai for an Air-India and Bloomingdale sponsored poster competition held in the US during the promotion of their store’s theme “India, the Ultimate Fantasy”.




Mina Dasani work