Dani DeAngelis

Dani DeAngelis

Dani DeAngelis

2nd Year Visual Art

I have been drawing and colouring since I could pick up a crayon! Due to my interest in the arts, I participated in musicals, design projects, and bands when I was in high school, but I was always drawn (no pun intended) to visual arts.

I was raised in Welland, Ontario, but I found my city a bit too small and wanted to spread my wings. I wanted to choose a school that would offer a variety of learning opportunities in and out of the visual arts department and in a big city that would keep me learning outside of the academic setting. I knew that a big city would be a better fit for me and after researching York’s program, I decided that York was the one for me

I’m enthusiastic about the variety of visual arts courses available here at York. I love being able to explore new ways to create. York’s facilities help me chase the urge to try my hand at different art forms, which I’m very grateful for. I also appreciate the passion that I see from my classmates and from my professors when they teach. That alone is very inspiring!

Originally, I didn’t know what I wanted to do after my university career. After some time, I came across a great opportunity! I’m excited to merge two things I love – fine arts and helping others – and pursue a career as an art therapist with my new Minor in Psychology. I want to explore the capabilities of creative expression and use that power to inspire hope and change.

My opportunities here have been many! Last year, Suzy Lake, a Governor General Award winner and Torontonian came to speak for my photography class, which I loved! I also lived in residence for my first two years and was involved with the Residence Council. In the second term of last year, I became a Don and recreated the events and experiences I enjoyed when I was a resident. It was a huge treat working with the Residence Life team, Dons, and residents!

Come and visit me at the Student Information Centre!