Dante M. Pirouz

Award winning painter living in mid Michigan

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Award winning painter living in mid Michigan

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    Dante M. Pirouz is an award-winning artist based in rural Michigan whose work celebrates the colors and hues of the sky, field, and waterways of Michigan. Pirouz has won “Best of Show - Grand Champion” in the Fine Arts category in 2021 and has presented her work in 2021 at Superfine’s Art Fair (Wo)man Show in New York City, at Saatchi’s The Other Art Fair in Chicago in April 2022 and at the Art Santa Fe show in July 2022. Pirouz was recently featured in the New Visionary Collective magazine, Issue 6, April 2023 as one of their “Visionary Artists” and selected by a jury to be featured in the upcoming publication of the Art and Women by Arts to Hearts Project. What began as a project to create artwork for the bare walls in a new home, has blossomed into an art practice that has gotten the attention of collectors and buyers as Pirouz now works as a full-time artist from her studio in Almont, Michigan. "My mission is to create visuals that evoke a sense of joy, calm, flow and focus for the viewer no matter what is going on at the moment in their everyday life.” Find her work at www.dantepirouzart.com and on Instagram: @dante_pirouz_artist.

    Creating is an alchemy of color, shape, and light. The focus and concentration that I devote to producing my work requires calmness and focus during many painstaking hours to craft the dozens of layers in each of my paintings.

    I was inspired to paint after my mother and both of my grandmothers passed away within a short time. My grandmother Ilse and mother Monique were born in Germany, at a time when strong women were culturally discouraged. They were strong-willed, creative, industrious and with a “do it yourself” streak. My mother moved to the United States in the 1960s and built a career in sales in the cosmetics industry. She eventually carved away enough time to paint a single large-scale painting of the Taj Mahal, which she dreamt of visiting but was not able to before her death.

    On my African American side, my father’s family left behind rural life in Savannah, Georgia to move north to Pittsburgh in the 1940s and then west to California in the 1960’s. Along the way, a love of sewing, drawing, and handicrafts was passed down via my beloved grandmother Ina. The cultural mixture of my upbringing gives me varied creative traditions to draw from as a homage to my ancestors who were denied their chance to create for the world.

    After years living a hectic corporate life in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Jakarta and Munich, my goal is to capture to spiritual beauty of the landscapes and skyscapes across the Michigan countryside. I have a deep respect for the simplicity of natural spaces that was instilled in me from both my Southern African American and German traditions. With colors that are vibrant and unexpected, I hope to surprise and delight the viewer and to take a moment pause and decompress from daily life.

    Website: www.dantepirouzart.com
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dantepirouzart/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dante_pirouz_artist/

    EXHIBITS
    2024 Upcoming  

    Metamora Days Art Fair

    Metamora, MI

    August 24, 2024
    Goodells Fair

    Goodells, MI

    July 15-20, 2024

    2023  

    Redwood Art Group’s Art Santa Fe
    Sante Fe Convention Center
    Santa Fe, NM
    July 15-17, 2023

    2022

    Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair

    Fulton Market

    Chicago, IL

    April 21-24, 2022

    2021

    Superfine Art Show

    New York, NY

    September 30-October 3, 2021

    Goodells Fair

    Goodells, MI

    July, 2021

    PUBLICATIONS
    ·       Featured in New Visionary Magazine, Issue 6 published by Visionary Art Collective, Spring, 2022
    ·       Featured in the upcoming Art and Women book by Arts to Hearts Project, forthcoming 2024

    AWARDS
    ·       Won “Best of Show - Grand Champion” in the Fine Arts category at July, 2021
    MEMBER
    ·      Lapeer Art Association

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