CV

Born in Bratislava, Slovak republic

Lives and works in Montreal, Canada

Education and Art Residency:

2005 – 2007   MFA Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, Mass
1985 – 1988    BFA Concordia University, Montreal, QC
1969 – 1972    BA Major in Art History, McGill University, Montreal, QC
2002 – 2003    Visual Arts Centre, independent studies, Montreal, QC
2001    Art Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta
1981 – 1983    Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, printmaking, Montreal, QC

Solo Exhibitions / Expositions Solos

2012   Legendless Maps, Dawson College, Montreal, QC
2009   Selected Drawings, Edwards Art Gallery, Holderness School, Plymouth, N.H.
2005   Nightland/Domaine de la nuit, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal, QC
2004   Nightscapes, Spin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2004   Ash & Roses, Victoria Hall Art Gallery, Montreal, QC
2002   Earth, Wind & Fire, Spin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2001   Fire & Water, Gallery Luz, Montreal, QC
1999   Fire Project, McClure Gallery, Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, QC
1998   Hearths, Espace 528, Belgo Building, Montreal, QC
1996   Books & Stages, Galerie Schorer, Montreal, QC
1993   Stages, Complexe du Canal Lachine, Montreal, QC
1989   Nests, Complexe du Canal Lachine, Montreal, QC

Group Exhibitions / Expositions Collectives

2009   Threads: Interweaving Textu(r)al Meaning, Center for Book Arts, New York, N.Y.
2009   10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Victoria Hall Art Gallery, Montreal, QC
2006   Collective Visions, McClure Galley, Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, QC
2006   College Art Association Regional MFA Exhibition, Boston, Mass
2005   Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2005   Thirty Years of Center for Book Arts, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
2004   Art for Heart, Casey House Benefit Auction, Toronto, Ontario
2004   Eaux Vives, Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, Montreal, QC
2004   Collective Visions, McClure Gallery, Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, QC
2004   Burnt, Long Hall Gallery, Montreal, QC
2003   Beyond Reading, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia
2003   Summer Juried Exhibition, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
2003   I’m Thirsty, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario
2003   Collaborations, Spin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2002   Gallery Luz, Montreal, QC
2002   Ecomusee du fier monde, Montreal, QC
2001   Witness, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC
2001   Gallery Luz, Montreal, QC
2001   Aqua – Terra – Cielo, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, QC
2000   Fashion Statement, Art Mur Art Gallery, Montreal, QC
2000   McClure Gallery, Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, QC
1997   Eight Montreal Artists in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
1997   Galerie Schorer, Montreal, QC
1996   Well Worn Text, Columbia College Chicago Center, Chicago, Illinois
1995   This Day in History, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
1995   Columbia College Chicago Center, Chicago, Illinois
1994   The Anthropomorphic Book, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
1994   Florabunda, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, QC

Collections

Canadian Foreign Affairs Art Collection/Collection d’art, Affaires Etrangeres Canada
Canadian Consulate in Prague, Czech Republic
Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Montreal
Private collections

Artist Associations / Associations d’artistes

Artist member at Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York, NY

Selected Bibliography / Bibliographie Selectionnee

2012   Canty, Daniel. “Legendless Maps”
2005   Campbell, James D. Nightland/Domaine de la nuit, Montreal: Maison de la culture Frontenac & Toronto: SPIN Gallery
2004   Canty, Daniel & Dana Velan. NOR, ideas of north / idée du nord, Montreal
2004   Goddard, Peter. “Art Rocks, Man”, Toronto Star, 27 Mar. 2004, Ontario ed.
2004   Porco, Melanie. “Beauty, destruction….” Westmount Examiner, Montreal, February, 2004
2003   Enstice, Wayne and Melody Peters, Drawing, Space, Form and Expression, 3rd ed., New York: Prentice Hall, 2003
2001   Grande, John and David Liss. Dana Velan – Fire / Feu, exhibition catalogue, Montreal, 2001
2001   Seleanu, Andre. “Aqua – Terra – Cielo”, Artfocus, Toronto, June 2001
2000   Grande, John. “Transformations”, Vie des Arts, Montreal, spring/printemps, 2000
2000   Lehmann, Henry. “We are what we wear, artists say”, Montreal Gazette, 16 Sept. 2000, Final ed.
1997   Catchlove, Lucinda. “Women’s work”, Hour, Montreal, March 1997
1994   Katchen, Carole. “Sculpture / all media competition”, Artist’s Magazine,December 1994