Artist Bio

Artist Biography of Faith Dance

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Faith Dance

Here is the more detailed and factual overview of my artist career, starting with highlights during my childhood, and continuing with the milestones after my inner artist reemerged.

1966 (?) – learned to shoot photos with my father’s camera

1974 – got my first camera from my god parents

1975 – did a photo series of picturesque houses in Caorle, Italy

1975 – drawing instructions with Dolf Scheweder during vacation in Caorle, Italy

(hiatus)

May 1998 – started to paint with watercolors during a weekend course in Germany

July 1999 – plein air painting week in Wachau, Lower Austria, with Heinz Knapp

Dec 1999 – first exhibition of my paintings during a book market in Stockerau, Lower Austria

Aug 2011 – 1-week evening course of portrait and figure drawing, with Judith Grosser

Oct 2011 – first solo exhibition with official opening in Vienna, Austria, mentored by Milan Krkoska – “Paintings from three worlds – European, African and the Spiritual World”

Oct 2012 – acrylics course with Roswitha Nikl, starting to paint with Acrylics

May 2013 – permanent exhibition in the seminar room of  Christian Family Ministry in Breitenaich, Upper Austria

June 2013 – first class at the Leonardo Art Academy (Leonardo Kunstakademie Salzburg) with Elfriede Kotrba (Informel Pastels)

Sept 2013 – started a two year study program at the Leonardo Art Academy (part-time) under Prof. Hannes Baier

Oct 2013 – participated in the  “Days of the Open Studios” in Upper Austria

Nov 2013 – second solo exhibition with official opening in Vienna, Austria  – “In 30 Paintings around the World”

May 2014 – permanent exhibition in the seminar room of  Christian Family Ministry in Breitenaich, Upper Austria

Sept 2014 – exhibition at the Atrium Bad Schallerbach, Upper Austria

Nov 2014 – exhibition at the Lutheran Church Graz-Eggenberg, Styria

Feb 2015 – group exhibition at Gallery Nöfe in Wels, Upper Austria

Aug 2015 – small improptu exhibition in a hotel foyer, in Weißbriach, Carinthia

Nov 2015 – final exhibition of the art academy, at the Schloss Mattsee, Salzburg

Feb 2016 – exhibition together with Dr. Wolfgang Steinmaurer at the Café Kronberg, Scharten, Upper Austria

 

Postponed is not abandoned:

Lutheran Church in Melk, Lower Austria

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