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Dasha Pears

Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2019

Artworks for sale: 182

(4)

Finland

About Dasha Pears

 
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  • Biography
    Dasha Pears is an award-winning artist, using conceptual fine-art photography as her main medium. Completely self-taught in photography, she is materializing her life experiences, realizations, feelings, and conclusions about life in surrealistic, sometimes dreamy, clean, and peaceful works. Her style is characterized by unique compositions, restrained color choices, and finishing details that lead to whimsical and clever images.

    Dasha’s works were included in the list of 35 Most Influential Conceptual Portrait Photographers by the influential ExpertPhotography portal, were exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Poland, and Russia, and featured multiple times in SaatchiArt & ArtFinder editorial collections and catalogs. Dasha’s photographs can also be found in private collections in Spain, Australia, the Netherlands, the UK, and the United States, as well as on covers of books published all over the world.

    Dasha’s mission in life is to create imagery and inspire others, whether by her artworks or by the act of creation itself. Dasha deeply believes that if more people focus on creation instead of destruction the world will become a better place and there will be less hate, harm, and sorrow.

    Dasha lives in Helsinki, Finland, and shoots her surreal photographs all over the world.

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  • Awards

    2021

    Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) 2021

    Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year Nominee

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    2021

    Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) 2021

    Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year Nominee

    2020

    Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA)

    Second Place Winner

    2019

    ND Awards

    Gold Star Award
    https://ndawards.net/winners-gallery/nd-awards-2019/non-professional/conceptual/732/gold-award

    2019

    Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

    Winner of the Altered Image category

    Every year since 2003, Smithsonian magazine has run an international photography contest. Tens of thousands of images are submitted from over a hundred countries.

    2019

    IPA int'l photography awards

    Honorable mention
    http://www.photoawards.com/winner/hmention.php?compName=IPA%202019&level=pro

    2018

    IPA int'l photography awards

    Honorable mention
    http://www.photoawards.com/winner/hmention.php?compName=IPA%202018&level=pro

    2018

    The Prix de la Photographie, Paris

    Bronze Winner
    https://px3.fr/winners/px3/2018/

    2015

    Best of Russia

    Winner
    http://thebestofrussia.ru/en/photo/167651
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: 17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Gala Exhibition

    Dates: Oct. 13, 2022 - Oct. 30, 2022

    Venue: Fotonostrum Gallery, Barcelona, CAT 08015 Spain

    Group Exhibition showcasing the winners of the 17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award

    Event: NordArt 2022

    Dates: June 4, 2022 - Nov. 1, 2022

    Venue: Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany

    NordArt is one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe which takes place annually in the summer months.

    Event: CROP exhibition

    Dates: May 5, 2022 - May 31, 2022

    Venue: Motel Studios, Arch 406-408 Long Street London E2 8HG

    Works of
    - Ilka & Franz
    - John Wright
    - Kyle Sparre
    - Dasha Pears
    - Alan Powdrill

    Event: Women of Vision

    Dates: May 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022

    Venue: Vision Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

    Photographs by Dasha Pears, Wendi Schneider, Jennifer Schlesinger, Agnieszka Sosnowska and Beth Moon.

    Event: CLUSTER LONDON Art Photography Fair

    Dates: March 3, 2022 - March 6, 2022

    Venue: OXO TOWER, London, UK

    Featuring a physical exhibition of 70+ international photographers, complemented by a
    community-orientated program of networking activities, public interventions, and online coverage. Putting notions of identity at the center, this edition of Cluster Photography explores the myriad ways in which contemporary photographers help us fix and define our individual and collective identities. With this focus in mind, we turn our attention to the history of photography and its important role in shaping society.

    Event: Galeria Azotea Show

    Dates: March 1, 2022 - March 9, 2022

    Venue: Galeria Azotea, Mexico City, Mexico

    Group Exhibition showcasing works of emerging international artists during the ArtFair week in Galeria Azotea, Mexico City, Mexico.

    Event: Dasha Pears - The Dark Days Days of the Soul

    Dates: Nov. 11, 2021 - Oct. 11, 2022

    Venue: HYDE hotel, Dubai, UAE

    Selected Works from the "Dark Days" project.

    Event: MELANCHOLIA

    Dates: June 18, 2021 - Sept. 18, 2021

    Venue: FotoNostrum, Carrer de la Diputació 48 Barcelona, CAT 08015 Spain

    Group Exhibition "MELANCHOLIA" showcasing the works of emerging photographers connected by depicting melancholic themes.

    Event: Old is the New "New"

    Dates: Sept. 2, 2020 - Sept. 12, 2020

    Venue: ERARTA MUSEUM AND GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, St. Petersburg, Russia

    Project Exhibition "Old is the New "New"

    The fashion industry will never be the same. The pandemic radically changed everything: the way people shop, behave, and think. Global brands stare into the abyss of the impending recession, many of them (such as Gucci, Armani, etc.) declare a new approach to creating collections, producing their goods, and even announce entire fresh brand philosophies, focused on sustainability, ecology-conscious production, moderation, recycling and reuse of old materials and items. That’s crucial not only for the survival of businesses with decades-long histories, but also to serve the changing demands of the general public and fashion addicts.

    What will the revitalized fashion industry look like? This project is our speculation on the possible options based on the Finnish fashion culture traditions, deep-rooted in love to mother-nature and huge respect for giving new lives to old items.

    Event: Project Exhibition "Life of Folds"

    Dates: May 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021

    Venue: PHOTO IS:RAEL, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Project Exhibition "Life of Folds" during the International Photography Festival – PHOTO IS:RAEL

    Event: Selected Works by Dasha Pears

    Dates: Feb. 1, 2020 - March 1, 2020

    Venue: Galeria G12, Helsinki, Finland

    Selected works from various projects

    Event: Imagine Music

    Dates: Jan. 31, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2020

    Venue: Gallery Fast Creative, Heslinki, Finland

    What makes you change your mood in seconds? Not so many things in life have this power, but music does. Music creates an atmosphere. It has the power to deepen or even transform our visual experiences. It speaks directly to our emotions and can change them in seconds.

    Music is even more powerful when we observe its effect on the imagination. Music builds imagination and creativity. When we see pictures - our imagination does not get stronger, however, when we close our eyes and hear a sound, our imagination can go wild and create all sorts of things.

    This project is an attempt to imagine music in a visual, a take on what is going on in a musician’s and listener’s minds and souls while a melody is played and heard. Each image is inspired by a particular music piece and reflects the photographer’s emotions while listening to it.

    Event: Festival Marenostrum

    Dates: Nov. 15, 2019 - Dec. 1, 2019

    Venue: Festival Internazionale della Fotografia del Mediterraneo, Mazara del Vallo, Italy

    The fifth edition of the "Marenostrum" Festival, the International Mediterranean Photography Festival, organized by the association I Vicoli del Mediterraneo, takes place every year in Mazara del Vallo. The main theme always remains the Mediterranean sea of ​​which Mazara del Vallo is the gateway. The fifth edition brings international photographers to Mazara who will exhibit their works at the Jesuit College in Piazza Plebiscito.

    Event: Paris Photo Off 2019

    Dates: Nov. 8, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019

    Venue: International Photo Expo, Paris, France

    From November 8th to 10th 2019, ImageNation will be back in Paris, the city that saw the birth of photography almost two centuries ago. Thanks to the many festivals and fairs, the French capital is, more than ever, the crossroads of the new trends. Over all, the Mois de la Photo and Paris Photo have seen attracting important collectors and art enthusiasts from all over the world. Along with this, during Paris Photo days, the city becomes an ideal stage for the photographic works of the most interesting international artists in dialogue with the audience.

    Event: Ethereal - A Daily Poetry

    Dates: May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019

    Venue: Ethereal, Paris, France

    From May 17th to 19th 2019, ImageNation will be back in Paris with a new series of timeless pictures, a call for contemplation, an invitation to leave a kind of rationality in order to reach imaginary landscapes which are inner and external landscapes at the same time .

    Event: Trierenberg Super Circuit

    Dates: Nov. 15, 2018 - Nov. 24, 2018

    Venue: Trierenberg Super Circuit, Linz, Austria

    Photo Art exhibition of a Trierenberg Super Circuit contest.

    Event: PX3

    Dates: July 10, 2018 - July 15, 2018

    Venue: Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Paris

    Bronze in Fine Art / Digitally Enhanced

    Event: Rendez-Vouz Image Fair

    Dates: Jan. 26, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018

    Venue: Rendez-Vouz Image Fair, Strasbourg, France

    Annual event aimed at promoting the image by meeting photographers, their work and the public.

    Event: Trierenberg Super Circuit

    Dates: Oct. 12, 2017 - Nov. 25, 2017

    Venue: Trierenberg Super Circuit, Linz, Austria

    Group Photo Art exhibition of a Trierenberg Super Circuit contest.

    Event: ART photo - 2017 Eurasia

    Dates: June 15, 2017 - July 9, 2017

    Venue: Fine Arts museum, Orenburg, Russia

    Unification of an Eurasian creative potential is the main aim of the project.

    Event: Ordinary Magic

    Dates: March 9, 2017 - April 1, 2017

    Venue: Galleria 'Zebra', Karjaa, Finland

    Solo exhibition

    Event: Best of Russia 2015

    Dates: Feb. 16, 2016 - March 26, 2016

    Venue: Moscow Contemporary Art Center WINZAVOD, Moscow

    Group exhibition

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Awards

2021

Trierenberg Super Circuit 2021

Gold Medal Winner in "Emotions" special theme

Show more awards Hide

2021

Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) 2021

Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year Nominee

2020

Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA)

Second Place Winner

2019

ND Awards

Gold Star Award
https://ndawards.net/winners-gallery/nd-awards-2019/non-professional/conceptual/732/gold-award

2019

Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

Winner of the Altered Image category

Every year since 2003, Smithsonian magazine has run an international photography contest. Tens of thousands of images are submitted from over a hundred countries.

2019

IPA int'l photography awards

Honorable mention
http://www.photoawards.com/winner/hmention.php?compName=IPA%202019&level=pro

2018

IPA int'l photography awards

Honorable mention
http://www.photoawards.com/winner/hmention.php?compName=IPA%202018&level=pro

2018

The Prix de la Photographie, Paris

Bronze Winner
https://px3.fr/winners/px3/2018/

2015

Best of Russia

Winner
http://thebestofrussia.ru/en/photo/167651

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: 17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Gala Exhibition

Dates: Oct. 13, 2022 - Oct. 30, 2022

Venue: Fotonostrum Gallery, Barcelona, CAT 08015 Spain

Group Exhibition showcasing the winners of the 17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award

Event: NordArt 2022

Dates: June 4, 2022 - Nov. 1, 2022

Venue: Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany

NordArt is one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe which takes place annually in the summer months.

Event: CROP exhibition

Dates: May 5, 2022 - May 31, 2022

Venue: Motel Studios, Arch 406-408 Long Street London E2 8HG

Works of
- Ilka & Franz
- John Wright
- Kyle Sparre
- Dasha Pears
- Alan Powdrill

Event: Women of Vision

Dates: May 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022

Venue: Vision Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

Photographs by Dasha Pears, Wendi Schneider, Jennifer Schlesinger, Agnieszka Sosnowska and Beth Moon.

Event: CLUSTER LONDON Art Photography Fair

Dates: March 3, 2022 - March 6, 2022

Venue: OXO TOWER, London, UK

Featuring a physical exhibition of 70+ international photographers, complemented by a
community-orientated program of networking activities, public interventions, and online coverage. Putting notions of identity at the center, this edition of Cluster Photography explores the myriad ways in which contemporary photographers help us fix and define our individual and collective identities. With this focus in mind, we turn our attention to the history of photography and its important role in shaping society.

Event: Galeria Azotea Show

Dates: March 1, 2022 - March 9, 2022

Venue: Galeria Azotea, Mexico City, Mexico

Group Exhibition showcasing works of emerging international artists during the ArtFair week in Galeria Azotea, Mexico City, Mexico.

Event: Dasha Pears - The Dark Days Days of the Soul

Dates: Nov. 11, 2021 - Oct. 11, 2022

Venue: HYDE hotel, Dubai, UAE

Selected Works from the "Dark Days" project.

Event: MELANCHOLIA

Dates: June 18, 2021 - Sept. 18, 2021

Venue: FotoNostrum, Carrer de la Diputació 48 Barcelona, CAT 08015 Spain

Group Exhibition "MELANCHOLIA" showcasing the works of emerging photographers connected by depicting melancholic themes.

Event: Old is the New "New"

Dates: Sept. 2, 2020 - Sept. 12, 2020

Venue: ERARTA MUSEUM AND GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, St. Petersburg, Russia

Project Exhibition "Old is the New "New"

The fashion industry will never be the same. The pandemic radically changed everything: the way people shop, behave, and think. Global brands stare into the abyss of the impending recession, many of them (such as Gucci, Armani, etc.) declare a new approach to creating collections, producing their goods, and even announce entire fresh brand philosophies, focused on sustainability, ecology-conscious production, moderation, recycling and reuse of old materials and items. That’s crucial not only for the survival of businesses with decades-long histories, but also to serve the changing demands of the general public and fashion addicts.

What will the revitalized fashion industry look like? This project is our speculation on the possible options based on the Finnish fashion culture traditions, deep-rooted in love to mother-nature and huge respect for giving new lives to old items.

Event: Project Exhibition "Life of Folds"

Dates: May 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021

Venue: PHOTO IS:RAEL, Tel Aviv, Israel

Project Exhibition "Life of Folds" during the International Photography Festival – PHOTO IS:RAEL

Event: Selected Works by Dasha Pears

Dates: Feb. 1, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Venue: Galeria G12, Helsinki, Finland

Selected works from various projects

Event: Imagine Music

Dates: Jan. 31, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2020

Venue: Gallery Fast Creative, Heslinki, Finland

What makes you change your mood in seconds? Not so many things in life have this power, but music does. Music creates an atmosphere. It has the power to deepen or even transform our visual experiences. It speaks directly to our emotions and can change them in seconds.

Music is even more powerful when we observe its effect on the imagination. Music builds imagination and creativity. When we see pictures - our imagination does not get stronger, however, when we close our eyes and hear a sound, our imagination can go wild and create all sorts of things.

This project is an attempt to imagine music in a visual, a take on what is going on in a musician’s and listener’s minds and souls while a melody is played and heard. Each image is inspired by a particular music piece and reflects the photographer’s emotions while listening to it.

Event: Festival Marenostrum

Dates: Nov. 15, 2019 - Dec. 1, 2019

Venue: Festival Internazionale della Fotografia del Mediterraneo, Mazara del Vallo, Italy

The fifth edition of the "Marenostrum" Festival, the International Mediterranean Photography Festival, organized by the association I Vicoli del Mediterraneo, takes place every year in Mazara del Vallo. The main theme always remains the Mediterranean sea of ​​which Mazara del Vallo is the gateway. The fifth edition brings international photographers to Mazara who will exhibit their works at the Jesuit College in Piazza Plebiscito.

Event: Paris Photo Off 2019

Dates: Nov. 8, 2019 - Nov. 10, 2019

Venue: International Photo Expo, Paris, France

From November 8th to 10th 2019, ImageNation will be back in Paris, the city that saw the birth of photography almost two centuries ago. Thanks to the many festivals and fairs, the French capital is, more than ever, the crossroads of the new trends. Over all, the Mois de la Photo and Paris Photo have seen attracting important collectors and art enthusiasts from all over the world. Along with this, during Paris Photo days, the city becomes an ideal stage for the photographic works of the most interesting international artists in dialogue with the audience.

Event: Ethereal - A Daily Poetry

Dates: May 17, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Venue: Ethereal, Paris, France

From May 17th to 19th 2019, ImageNation will be back in Paris with a new series of timeless pictures, a call for contemplation, an invitation to leave a kind of rationality in order to reach imaginary landscapes which are inner and external landscapes at the same time .

Event: Trierenberg Super Circuit

Dates: Nov. 15, 2018 - Nov. 24, 2018

Venue: Trierenberg Super Circuit, Linz, Austria

Photo Art exhibition of a Trierenberg Super Circuit contest.

Event: PX3

Dates: July 10, 2018 - July 15, 2018

Venue: Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Paris

Bronze in Fine Art / Digitally Enhanced

Event: Rendez-Vouz Image Fair

Dates: Jan. 26, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018

Venue: Rendez-Vouz Image Fair, Strasbourg, France

Annual event aimed at promoting the image by meeting photographers, their work and the public.

Event: Trierenberg Super Circuit

Dates: Oct. 12, 2017 - Nov. 25, 2017

Venue: Trierenberg Super Circuit, Linz, Austria

Group Photo Art exhibition of a Trierenberg Super Circuit contest.

Event: ART photo - 2017 Eurasia

Dates: June 15, 2017 - July 9, 2017

Venue: Fine Arts museum, Orenburg, Russia

Unification of an Eurasian creative potential is the main aim of the project.

Event: Ordinary Magic

Dates: March 9, 2017 - April 1, 2017

Venue: Galleria 'Zebra', Karjaa, Finland

Solo exhibition

Event: Best of Russia 2015

Dates: Feb. 16, 2016 - March 26, 2016

Venue: Moscow Contemporary Art Center WINZAVOD, Moscow

Group exhibition


 

Biography

Dasha Pears is an award-winning artist, using conceptual fine-art photography as her main medium. Completely self-taught in photography, she is materializing her life experiences, realizations, feelings, and conclusions about life in surrealistic, sometimes dreamy, clean, and peaceful works. Her style is characterized by unique compositions, restrained color choices, and finishing details that lead to whimsical and clever images.

Dasha’s works were included in the list of 35 Most Influential Conceptual Portrait Photographers by the influential ExpertPhotography portal, were exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Poland, and Russia, and featured multiple times in SaatchiArt & ArtFinder editorial collections and catalogs. Dasha’s photographs can also be found in private collections in Spain, Australia, the Netherlands, the UK, and the United States, as well as on covers of books published all over the world.

Dasha’s mission in life is to create imagery and inspire others, whether by her artworks or by the act of creation itself. Dasha deeply believes that if more people focus on creation instead of destruction the world will become a better place and there will be less hate, harm, and sorrow.

Dasha lives in Helsinki, Finland, and shoots her surreal photographs all over the world.

 
 
 
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