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Daniela Matchael

Daniela Matchael


Daniela Matchael is an artist whose roots in realistic academic drawing are intrinsically translated into her powerful abstract approach to composition and color.

Throughout her childhood and adolescence Daniela took drawing and painting lessons at different local artists’ studios in her hometown. In 1990 the artist enrolled at the renowned Brazilian fine arts school Escola Panamericana de Artes in the large city of Sao Paulo. While still attending art school, Daniela worked as an apprentice at her instructors’ private studios where, in 1991, she began to teach basic drawing and painting to students of all ages in spite of having not yet finished her formal fine arts education.

After graduating, the artist proceeded to teach at private art schools and at her private studio from 1993 through 1995. At that time, still using her maiden name as her artistic persona (Dani Rangel), the artist was part of numerous group and solo exhibits at local venues and galleries.

Matchael moved to the United States in 1997 where she went back to school seeking to further her studies in the Fine Arts. Then raising a family of her own, the artist pursued between 1998 and 2006 a career as a muralist and still painted on canvas. 2008 was a turning point in her life and career. The impending life changes instilled the artist with new dreams and possibilities. With new perspectives, the artist began to; as she describes it, furiously paint.

In 2010 Matchael and her family moved to East Texas where established her home studio. Having a studio enabled the artist to focus on producing a cohesive body of work. In 2012, after being part in a few exhibitions and being accepted into competitions, her work was discovered by the European market where she still holds exhibitions.

Usually working on series of paintings that revolve around a common theme, Matchael’s work is recognized by the consistency of her superb use of color and the sense of a moving composition.

Daniela’s current work can be found in private collections in the United States, France, Italy, Portugal, Australia, England and Brazil. She has been part of exhibits in the U. S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, England and Brazil.

Daniela Matchael is directly engaged in the development of her art and her art career and business. She is involved in various international artists’ groups and organizations engaged in the promotion of the arts.

Education and Artistic Experience
Student under Artist Egas Francisco – Egas Francisco Studio – Campinas, Brazil
Advertising Design, Drawing and Painting degree – Escola Panamericana de Arts – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Apprentice/Teaching Assistant at Nilton Santoniero Studio in Sao Paulo Brazil
Apprenticeship under artist Diana Santos. Diana Santos Studio – Campinas, Brazil
Painting and Drawing instructor at Pro-Arte art School – Campinas, Brazil
Owner of Walldream Art Murals and Decorative Finishes
Private Lessons at her Home Studio
Athens Christian Preparatory Academy – Visual Arts Teacher

Group Exhibits
The Cardinal Art Show & Sale – Trinity Valley Community College – Cardinal inspired art pieces
Sculpture Gardens & Art Tour in the Upper East Side of Texas – Featured Artist – Athens, TX
Visual Arts Society of Texas 44 th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition – National Competition – Featured Artist
Zimbabwe Meets Texas Group Exhibition featuring Zimbabwean sculptures and East Texas Artists. Curator and Featured Artist.
Art Takes Times Square
Journey Through Creativity – ArTConneKT International Artists Exhibit. J&C Gallery – Manhattan, NY
Houston Award – Judged Competition – Museum of the Americas – Doral, FL
Abstraction Exhibit – Judged Competition – Gallery Main Street, Tyler, TX
Women in Art Exhibition – Museum of the Americas – Doral, FL
2013 Women in Art Exhibition – Celebrating International Women’s Month Ward-Nasse Gallery – New York, NY
Arte Latino – Luminarte Gallery – Dallas, TX
Arte Com Sentido – ArTConneKT International Artists Exhibit – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mystery in Stone – Zimbabwean Sculptures and Paintings by Daniela Matchael – La Rochelle, France
Spoleto Art Festival – SEI Museum and Theatre – Spolletto, Italy
7 Artists, 7 Countries – MoA – Museum of the Americas, Florida
Creative Rising – New York, NY
Piacenza, Italy – Rosso Tiziano Gallery – Emotions of the World – Curator Maurizio Sassena and Patricia Mezzi – Organization – Geovana Clea
EMMAUS Foundation – Milan, Italy
O’Keeffe Inspirations – Malakoff Cultural Center
Show de Bola – Funded by Minister of Sports and Culture of Brazil in Celebration of the World Cup. Featured Artist – Curated by Leda Maria. Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Show de Bola – Berlin, Germany
Show de Bola – New York, USA
Art Expo New York, USA
Women in Arts – New York, USA
Texas Visual Arts Association – Dallas, USA
IN3 International Competition – Janette Kennedy Gallery – Dallas, USA

Solo Exhibits
Doctor Byron McGilvray’s Estate – Athens, TX
Henderson County Performing Arts Center
Junior Art League of Texas Quarterly Board meeting

Best of Show – 7 Artists, 7 Countries – MoA Museum of the Americas, FL
Honorable Mention – Artwork Archive – Online competition

Memberships and Affiliations
Henderson County Arts Council – Board Member
Emotions of the World – Artist Member
ArT ConneKT International Artists Group – Member
Kiwanis of Athens, TX – Board Member
Abstract Artists Google+ – Member
Founder of Art Matters Coop and Gallery – Athens, TX
American for the Arts
American Women Artists

Sculpture Garden and Art Tour at the Upper East Side of Texas coffee
table book – Featured participating Artist
Milano Latin Festival – Web
Rodney Pike Blog – rwpike.blogspot.com – Featured Artist/Interview
County Line Magazine – Featured Artist/ Article /Interview by Tom Geddie
La Rochelle, France Le 17-P’tit Rochelais
Liberta – Milan, Italy Emotions of the World Exhibit
Liberta – Piacenza, Italy – Emotions of the World Exhibit
Athens Review – Newspaper Athens TX 2012 2016
O Globo – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Correio Popular – Campinas, Brazil
Professional Artist Magazine
Art Take Times Square Coffee Table Book
Tui-Motu Inter Islands Magazine – New Zealand

Significant Features/Interviews
Malakoff News – Commission of art piece
Athens Daily Review – Featured artist article/ interview
Down Home Magazine – Featured artist article/interview
County Line Magazine – Events and featured artist article
Fly the Flag Magazine- Featured artist/interview
County Line Magazine – Featured Artist/ Article /Interview by Tom Geddie
La Rochelle, France Le 17-P’tit Rochelais
Athens Review – Newspaper Athens TX 2012 2016
Professional Artist Magazine
Art Takes Time’s Square coffee table book – Featured Artist – 200 selected artists out of 35,000 national and international entries
Tui Motu Interislands Magazine – Front Page Feature – New Zealand July issue 2017


Daniela Matchael