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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
“At the center of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power.” – Susan Wiggs.
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
October 8 - 9, 2016 - 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 - 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