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Danna Weiss

Weiss began a creative career in her teen years by creating and selling jewelry across the country. Stories about her work were published in The Newark Star-Ledger, and her work was featured in Seventeen and Redbook Magazine. She completed two juried study programs at Rhode Island School of Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology prior to college. Weiss holds a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design, Cum Laude from Syracuse University, and was awarded “Most Avant-Garde Design Collection” there. During her undergraduate years, Weiss assisted Donna Karan in her design room in New York City, as well as Mark Eisen in his design room in Hong Kong. Weiss began her post-graduate career in the fashion departments of the publishing world for magazines including Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Madison Magazine under acclaimed editors: Elizabeth Tilberis, Elizabeth Salzman, and Bonnie Fuller. Weiss continued solo in fashion as a well-known stylist to actresses, singers, and socialites. With interest in popular culture, Weiss created a course curriculum for The Fashion Institute of Technology where she taught “Creating Public Persona for Celebrities” for two years. Weiss left her fashion career to pursue her passion for sculpture again through jewelry. She began by creating handmade pieces for Neiman Marcus and Kirna Zabete but preferred to go large scale. Weiss began to create large functional and sculptural works based on a spiritual quest. Her work has been featured at the New York Design Center and The Lotte Palace Hotel as well as in Forbes, Robb Report, Angeleno, Riviera, DuJour, 1stDibs, and various other outlets. Weiss was invited by Richard Meier to join in residence at Mana Contemporary, where she maintained a studio from 2016-2020. Today Weiss is continuing her spiritual quest and evolution through sculpture. Her new perspective is in the works.