Daniela Schweitzer is an artist based in Los Angeles for over 20 years and currently residing in Santa Monica. She was born and raised in Argentina. Although classically trained since a very early age, Schweitzer mainly paints figurative abstractions and non-representational abstracts. People, human gestures, and the simple beauty of everyday events inspire her to paint. Many contemporary national and international artistic movements as well as the energy, vibrancy, and colors of South America influenced her art. Schweitzer’s art has also been influenced by her relocation to California, where the importance of human connections, the appreciation for the simplicity of daily happenings, the intersection of her memories and new experiences, and the sunny California coast has helped shape her style. Schweitzer’s current figurative abstractions do not emphasize classical figure or portrait making, but rather reflect the appreciation for human existence and the internal feelings of the people around her. The gestural part of her art resides more in the core of emotions and feelings toward the subject.
Schweitzer has recently exhibited in Laguna Art Museum (2019), Triton Museum of Art (2018-19), Crocker Art Museum (2017) in California. She was awarded at “Picturing Power” (City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women and the Department of Cultural Affairs) in a Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating the Strength and Diversity of Los Angeles Women (2014), First Prize of the Show at the 30th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition (2015), Third Prize at ARTFEST juried by Michael Zakian, Director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art (2015), Third Prize award at Art Forward International Juried Competition (2016), and visual artist winner at the 2017 South Bay Contemporary FRESH Juried Exhibition. Schweitzer’s art is part of numerous national and international collections.