Dania Olivares is an emerging Mixed Media artist born in McAllen, Texas. Dania was raised in Diaz Ordaz (Tamaulipas, Mexico). At the age of 15 she moved to Monterrey (Mexico) to continue her education, where she finished high school and later obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the ITESM. As an economist Dania began her professional career working in privately owned financial institutions where she dedicated 8 years of her life.
In 2011, Dania returned to McAllen to start a new life with her family, and she spent several months job hunting until a position proposal at a financial institution was offered to her. However, this involved doing the same thing she had already done for 8 years in Monterrey. Upon thinking over the job offer and her true desires, she decided to decline the job proposal and follow her dream to become an artist.
Using her small inventory of acrylic paintings and the forty dollars from her remaining budget she began painting. Due to her lack of tools and color variety she began using recycled materials. A month later Dania attended her first Arts festival in McAllen, called Art Walk, and was surprised at the public response to her artwork. At that very art exhibit, Dania made enough money to re-invest and buy more supplies.