Dana Harel was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and works in San Francisco. Her recent solo exhibitions have been at Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto, Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art in Herzliya, Israel. Harel’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions at SF Arts Commission, Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, San Jose Contemporary Art Institute in San Jose, CA, and Napa Valley Museum in Napa, CA, to name a few.
Harel's work has been reviewed in the New York Times, ArtNews, San Francisco Bay Guardian, CBS, and Art Practical, among others. In 2009 she was awarded the Irvine Fellowship at the Montalvo Arts Center Residency Program in Saratoga, CA. During the residency, she was the stage designer for the opera “Conference of the Birds Unfeathered”, which debuted at the Mondavi Center for the Arts at UC Davis and the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA.
Harel received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the California College of the Arts.