About Davina Shefet

 

 

A life dedicated to Art, Beauty & Imagination  

 

 

 

Davina Shefet is a french and danish visual artist, known for her former fashion brand and paintings. She grew up in the South of France in a small town where Matisse and Chagall used to live, this atmosphere and aesthetic is a very strong inspiration in her work and in her way of conceiving Art.

 

 

 

 

A multi disciplinary artist since a very young age, she studied theatre, opera singing, amongst painting and design.

She moved to Paris at 18, where she studied visual communication at the prestigious ECV Paris, worked in Fashion and the creative industries in Paris.

After completing an internship in 2014 at Christian Lacroix, Davina went on to become one of the finalists in the « Meilleurs Dessinateurs » (Best Drawers) contest held by famous French newspaper Libération in 2014.

Her work has been featured in exhibitions such as “Arts for Patrón” in 2015 in Paris, and the 2017 inauguration of the Sir Nikolaï Hotel in Hamburg.

Davina Shefet was a finalist at the prestigious national contest «Entrepreneurs des Métiers d’Art» (Entrepreneurs of the Arts) held by the Institut des Métiers d’Arts and Ernest and Young in Paris in 2017.

Her work has been featured in RTL, Libération, Bo Bedre, Elle, in Saatchi Art Collection « Meet the New Figurative Painters », House & Garden Uk, Coveteur and many blogs.

Davina Shefet had her first solo exhibition «Opium Dream» in 2018 at the Leslie Curran Gallery in Florida where she is still represented. 

Some of her work is being sold in print form at Anthropologie since July 2022.

Currently based in Brighton UK, Davina Shefet travels and settles where inspiration spikes. 

 

 

Davina Shefet

 

CV

Davina Shefet
25/02/1988
Nationality Danish, born and raised in France 
Trilingual French, English, Danish
Currently based in Brighton, England

EDUCATION

2014: Bachelor - École de Communication Visuelle / School of Visual Communication, with options in illustration and a discipline named «Acte IV» which focused on realizing artistic projects and Contemporary Art Culture - Paris 

2006: French Baccalauréat with a special in Literature and Drama obtained with Honors - Lycée Bristol, Cannes 

 

EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS

2021: Storefront Studio on Trafalgar Street in Brighton from December 2020 to December 2021

November 2019-January 2020: Solo exhibition «Opium Dreams» at the Leslie Curran Gallery, Florida, US (Leslie Curran representation until 2021)

March-April 2018: Solo exhibition of the Series «The Opium Dream» Espace Rue Bernard Palissy, Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Paris

2017: Commission installation and performance adapted from the video project I made in 2015 «Amour et liberté» for Agency CC and inauguration of Hotel Sir Nikolaï - Hamburg, Germany

2015: Commission of silk paintings and sculptures for «Arts for Patròn» event organized by Le Fruit Studio agency for Patròn Tequila - Atelier Basfroi, Paris 

2013: Group exhibition «Nomad Utopia» Caroussel du Louvre, Tranoï - Paris

 

DISTINCTIONS

 

2022: Artworks sold on Anthropologie

Press: Featured in House & Garden UK, Bo Bedre DK, Elle DK, Coveteur, RTL, Libération

2018: Featured in Saatchi Art Collection «Meet The New Figurative Painters»

Featured in Bo Bedre, article referencing the best places to buy art prints online

2016: Finalist at «Entrepreneurs des Métiers d’Art» organized by the Institut des Métiers d’Arts and Ernest and Young for the fashion brand project

2014: Finalist at Contest «Meilleurs Dessinateurs» Best Drawers held by newspaper Libération with the imposed theme: "Nocturnal portraits" - Series of illustrations, mixed media

 

OTHER ART-RELATED AND CREATIVE EXPERIENCES 

 

2015 - 2018: Founder and Creative Director of fashion brand Davina Shefet which mainly focused on semi couture unique pieces, textile design, silk paintings and kimonos - Paris, France

2017: Scriptwriting of an original series called «Dreams and sticks», an autobiographical musical drama. The writing of this project lead me to intern at the Art Department at Zentropa during the filming of Lars Von Trier's movie: «The House that Jack Built» - Copenhagen, Denmark 

2014: Internship at Christian Lacroix, Studio Department, Graphic Design - Paris, France

Since forever: Songwriting, singing, producing - Pop, Soul, Jazz, Opera