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Daria Dmitrieva


Graduated in 2012 from the Academy of Architecture in Rostov-on-Don, specializing in textile design; Daria moved to France to complete her studies at the Fashion Institute in Lyon, from which she graduated.After an internship, she moves to Paris and starts working in the fashion world. At the same time, she participates in various textile design competitions (Fabricut, Casamance, Petit Bateau, Hermès, etc.).

In 2018, she reached the Final of the Nano Art competition organized by the Roi Doré gallery in Paris. Her works are also presented in several galleries in Russia, such as the ArtBrut gallery in Moscow, the Arredamenti salon in Rostov, the Collage salon in Rostov and Mart Decor in Sochi.

She also collaborates with interior designers.Her work is a reflection of her personality: a desire to share emotions and impressions. The desire to create an atmosphere, to impart a mood to others, so that everyone can find themselves and each other in her work.


Q. Tell us about yourself and how you came to be an artist...

A. It's a bit ambitious to call myself an artist, despite I had been doing arts for over 25 years. My parents, being professional architects, have instilled love for arts in me. From an early age, I had been attending a kids' art studio. Then, I had been taking classes at an art school and studying at a University of Architecture, arts and crafts faculty. After graduation from the University, I attended a graduate school at the Lyon fashion institute. After graduation from the school, I had been working in the luxury fashion field. Despite my busy work schedule, arts and paining continue to play a very important role in my daily life. Arts is my passion and joy, and I dedicate every minute I can spare to it.


Q. Describe your work in three words... 

A. mood, color, shape


Q. When do you make your best work?

A. Night is my favorite time for work. I love this time of the day, for there are no distractions while I work. In general, I think there is no bad or good time... There is a moment, mood, state of mind...

Q. What influences do traditional cultures have on your work?

А. Culture certainly plays a huge role. It is unconsciously within us and manifests itself to one degree or another in every work.


Q. Silence or sound while creating? If sound, what?

А. It's definitely sound. A type of sound depends on my mood. It could be a bird singing behind my window and jazz, or something absolutely different. It could be a music creating feelings, or charging music. Though, it also depends on the time of day.


Q. Artist whose career you covet?

A. For me, it's an artist, creator, fashion designer and businessman Karl...


Q. Is art making therapeutic for you?

A. Definitely it is. Moreover, art-making charges me with so much positive energy, which I enjoy to spread around me


Q. What are you most proud of?

А. It may sound trite, but it's not my work. My children is my pride.


Q. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

А. I rather keep it for myself...


Q. If you could travel anywhere to create for a while, where would you go?

A. I want to discover a lot of things for myself. One of the treasured destinations is India

Q. If you could have a drink with one artist, who would it be?

A. Karl Lagerfeld is for sure


Q. What messages or emotions do you hope to convey to your audience?

А. I want everyone to discover something on their own, for, I believe the feelings can't be conveyed to the others


Q. What influences do traditional cultures have on your work?

A. I don't think I could say that my work was and is influenced by the art of traditional cultures in some ways, for I had a very limited exposure to the traditional cultures. Though, I hope to learn more in this area when I start traveling the world


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