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About
Born and raised in Plovdiv, Bulgaria until 15 years of age
Currently residing in Los Angeles with her husband
Started drawing at age 1
BFA in Illustration with Distinction from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Artist Statement
Hailing from Bulgaria, Dany Paragouteva’s work revolves around using her European heritage
and soulful appreciation of the power of fairy tales to bring people into a fantastical world of
the subtly surreal. Her aim with her art is to touch the viewer with a joyful emotional truth that
not only makes us ask ourselves ‘why not?’, but brings out the dreamer in us that only the world
of fantasy can inspire.

Gallery
April 8 - May 4, 2017 - Allergies: The Flower Show - SugarMynt Gallery, South Pasadena, CA
December 3 - 11, 2016 - Post-It Show - GR2 (Giant Robot Gallery), Los Angeles, CA
November 19 - December 11, 2016 - Group Show at Century Books, Pasadena, CA
November 19 - December 31, 2016 - The Gift of Art - SugarMynt Gallery, South Pasadena, CA
November 12, 2016 - January 15, 2017 - Totoro Mash-Up - Giant Robot Store, Los Angeles, CA
April 2 - April 29, 2016 - Group Show at Century Books, Pasadena, CA
September 1 - October 15, 2015 - DEEEPSPAAACE! - Giant Robot Store, Los Angeles, CA
May 16 - June 3, 2015 - Ill Squad! - GR2 (Giant Robot Gallery), Los Angeles, CA
November 21, 2009 - January 2, 2010 - Skip The Mall - Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
November 23 - December 5, 2009 - Beyond The Image - College of the Canyons Art Gallery,
Santa Clarita, CA
May 9 - June 6, 2009 - These Are Strange Times My Dear - Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
November 22, 2008 - January 3, 2009 - Skip The Mall - Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
July 10, 2008 - Storybook Paintings - Clair Obscur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
March 29 - April 19, 2008 - Hollywood Apocalypse - Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
June 29 - July 26, 2007 - Suku - Abacot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
April 14 - 30, 2007 - Friends of ISM, From Trash to Treasure - ISM, Costa Mesa, CA
March 17 - April 15, 2007 - Cult of Childhood - Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
March 24 - April 6, 2007 - Across the Sea - The FUEL Collection, Philadelphia, PA

Cons, Fairs, Markets
2016, 2017 - DesignerCon, exhibitor - Pasadena, CA
October 22, 2016 - Pasadena Art Walk, exhibitor - Pasadena, CA
2016, 2017 - Rotary Club of Studio City/Sherman Oaks Arts & Crafts Festival, exhibitor - Studio City, CA
June 11 - 12, 2016 - Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival, exhibitor - Hermosa Beach, CA
2016, 2017 - Sierra Madre Art Fair, exhibitor - Sierra Madre, CA
2015, 2016, 2017 - Jackalope Art & Craft Fair, exhibitor - Pasadena, CA
October 30 - November 1, 2015 - Comikaze, exhibitor - LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
2015, 2016, 2017 - Beverly Hills Art Show, exhibitor - Beverly Hills, CA
2015, 2016, 2017 - Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival, exhibitor - Montrose, CA
May 9 - 10, 2015 - Unique LA Spring Market, vendor - Los Angeles, CA
2015, 2016, 2017 - CTN Road Trip Burbank, exhibitor - Burbank, CA
2015, 2016 - WonderCon 2015, exhibitor - Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

Art featured in Books
2012 - Speaking Out Of The Picture by David Sandler, CreateSpace, Amazon
2008 - Wide Awake by Erwin Raphael McManus, Thomas Nelson Inc., Nashville, TN
2008 - Beadalicious by Sonya Nimri, Watson & Guptill Publications, New York, NY
2007 - Just For The Frill Of It by Sonya Nimri, Watson & Guptill Publications, New York, NY

Art featured in Publications
July 2007 - Communication Arts #48, Illustration Annual
2006 - 3x3 No2, Illustration Annual, Merit Award

Professional Memberships
The Society of Illustrators Los Angeles
SCBWI