Art Biography

Uriél Dana
Uriél Danā at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Uriél Danā has been honored for her work as a fine artist, writer, and lecturer for more than three decades. Her oils, gouache, and lost wax bronze work has been shown in 12 countries on 4 continents. She is a former U.S. State Department Ambassador to the Arts under the former Arts America Program.

Her oil paintings and drawings are included in dozens of private, corporate, and celebrity art collections. In October 2015 two of her paintings were selected for the Carousel de Louvre exhibition in Paris, and she was included in the catalogue Modern Art Masters in Complex Musée du Louvre.  Her work was included in the landmark exhibit “The Otherworld” (link) featuring the history of Visionary Art. The exhibit spanned 2021-2022 at the Roland Gallery in Los Angeles’ California Lutheran College.  From 2022 to 2023 one of her drawings was featured in the Small Works exhibit at the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona, Spain.

After serving in the United States Air Force, Uriel attended Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco, studied Sculpture, Museum Management, & Art History at College of Marin, Kentfield, and apprenticed 4 yrs with California Surrealist Master Painter, Gage Taylor in Marin. In addition to her own art career, she was known for her painting collaborations with the late Gage Taylor under the name Taylor-Dana.

Her current work is inspired by San Francisco’s nouveau cirque culture.

A few of her honorary mentions include:

  • International Woman of the Year  (nominee 4 times)
  • Outstanding People of the 20th Century
    • Outstanding Achievement Awards
    • Outstanding Achievement in the Fine Arts
  • The Twentieth Century Award for Achievement
  • Who’s Who of American Art
  • Who’s Who of American Women
  • Who’s Who in America
  • 2,000 Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th century
  • International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women
  • 2000 Outstanding Women of the Twentieth Century
  • Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals 2007
    (For fine art restoration of easel paintings.)

Her complete biography can be viewed here (PDF).