"Energy is a very prominent feature of my work. Art creation for me transcends the visual where I capture, translate, and transform energy snapshots of my subject matter onto canvas."
Deborah Holowka lives and works in Vancouver,
BC Canada. Through her signature practice known as DanushaTM, Holowka reads energy and translates life's layers of beauty and complexity into her art creations. She transcribes her diverse life experiences and passions onto canvas by using oils,
acrylics, bold textures, and colours.
Holowka's work involves techniques such as scraping back, scoring and masking. To accentuate colours in between paint layers, Holowka uses a method known as scumbling which allows for a soft
merging of colour through optical (viewer) blending. Tools are wide-ranging from artist painting knives and brushes to large household painting brushes and construction drywall knives.
In 2007, her work was featured by Paul Lorenz for best
example of 'Abstraction in Painting and Drawing' at the 2007 Florence Biennale in Italy – the largest democratic contemporary art exhibition in the world.
Danusha is Deborah's Ukrainian name and is also the name she uses to sign her
paintings. Her work has been commissioned and sold internationally.
Self-taught artist who has studied painting and photography at various institutions and has worked in the Graphic Arts Industry since 1998|
2008 Foyer Gallery, Squamish, BC (Curated)|
|Two, Three and Four Artist Exhibitions|
2008 Westpoort Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands|
2008 William Clark Studios, Vancouver, BC
2006 Waterfront Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Curated)
2008 Emergence, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver|
2008 Transform Art, Vancouver (Curated)
2008 Visuals ArtWALK, Squamish, BC
2008 Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Curated)
2007 Florence International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy (Juried)
2005 Studio 420, Vancouver, BC
2007 Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Arte Studio srl, Florence, Italy|
2007 One of four artists out of 840 exhibiting artists at the 2007 Florence Biennale whose work was featured |
during the Paul Lorenz lecture on Abstraction in Painting & Drawing at the Biennale
2006 Invited by the Internal Committee of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art to participate in the
Sixth edition of the 2007 Florence Biennale
2009 Art Focus, Port Coquitlam. BC (Solo Demonstration)|
2008 Gerrit Reitveld Akademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Guest Lecturer)
2008 Opus Framing & Art Supplies, Vancouver, BC (Solo Demonstration)
2007 Opus Carousel Theatre, Vancouver, BC (Group Presentation)
2007 Opus Framing & Art Supplies, Vancouver, BC (Solo Demonstration)
|Invitational Fund Raising|
2008 Foyer Art Gallery Annual Fund Raiser|
2007 Cambridge House International Inc. live auction, Showcase for the Visual Arts (catalogue), Vancouver
2006 20th Anniversary Granville Island Ferries Garbage Can Art Contest & Auction, Vancouver