Born and raised in Israel, Dana Harel explores the kinship between the human body and the natural world in her large, life-sized drawings. Her artwork has been shown at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Montalvo Center for the Arts in Saratoga, the Napa Valley Museum, Palo Alto Art Center, Southern Exposure in San Francisco, and the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art in Israel. Her works have also been featured in such publications as ARTnews, Artweek, Zyzzyva, and Beautiful Decay. She is the 2009 recipient of the Irvine Fellowship at the Montalvo Arts Center Residency Program, and has an upcoming solo museum exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum in 2014. Her work has been selected for juried shows at Southern Exposure and Gen Art. Harel studied architecture at California College of the Arts, and now lives and works in the Bay Area.