Raised on Long Island, Daena Title received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Theatre Studies from Wellesley College, and then lived in Manhattan until 1991 where she worked as an actress and a writer. Title then returned to painting as the best avenue with which to control her artistic message, mine her ongoing fascination/obsession with the relationship between women and society, and indulge her love of color and design.
Title's work focuses on the powerfully seductive force of modern female icons. She is fascinated by the line between beauty and distortion. Her colorist, expressionist paintings reflect the on going love/hate relationship between women, societal standards, and self-esteem. Aiming in turns for drama, emotion and irony, she includes a mix of representation and abstraction to tell a story and break some rules.
Title has been shown in gallery and museum spaces since 1998, including recent group exhibitions at the Carnegie Art Museum, the Long Beach Art Museum, the Oceanside Museum, the Riverside Museum, the Torrance Art Museum and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Title has received critical praise for past solo exhibitions from the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, and Huffington Post among other publications. Title's work is part of the Brooklyn Museum Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Online Feminist Art base and the Tullman Collection.