- Medium: Oil on linen, soft pastel, ceramic
- Owner, Degallery
For most children born in Russia, a country with deep, versatile history and tradition in the arts, art is an important part of their childhood. For Dary Dega, the owner of Aggieland’s newest destination for artists, DEGALLERY, it was no different. Like most Russian children, she was raised attending museums and concert halls, going to the ballet, and classical music concerts. But Dary may have fallen even deeper in love with the arts at an early age, thanks to traveling extensively all over Europe as a child with her father, who was a renowned scientist, and the rest of her family. Throughout her travels, she continuously learned more about the fine arts and their beginnings at every turn. That early passion remained fervent for Dary, who would go on to later graduate from art school and music school, while also pursuing a career in medicine. Dary moved with her husband halfway around the world a couple of years ago because he assumed the position of physics professor at Texas A&M University. Following the move to Texas, Dary’s lifelong love of art inspired her to launch a unique gallery in her new home in Aggieland, a dream of her’s, to build a space that would allow every artist of every age, at every talent level, to express themselves. That dream has finally opened.
- Fun facts:
- I opened my gallery and studio by starting life from scratch in the USA without speaking English, with no knowledge of American business and the market, and with a 5-month-old baby in my arms and another five-year-old child.
- Having a Ph.D. and MD in Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, I returned to graduate school at the age of 45 and completed my new graduate school with Master Art in Art Program in a year and a half.
- All my family members have different last names.
Examples of my art: