Dacia Gallery

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Dacia Gallery is a contemporary art gallery presenting museum quality solo and group exhibitions of established and emerging artists in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Since 2010, Dacia has gained extensive attention amongst collectors and art connoisseurs by mounting increasingly ambitious representational, landscape and abstract exhibitions, which have included notable artists: Janet A. Cook, Stephen Early, Max Ginsburg, Kristy Gordon, Maria Kreyn, Travis Little, Daniel Maidman, Christopher Pugliese, Nelson Shanks and Patricia Watwood. Dacia’s success is a result of a fresh and unconventional approach as to what a gallery should encompass, and by partnering with artists to build a strong community of like-minded individuals willing to support and promote each other's achievements. In addition, exhibiting artists are always present at our opening receptions where we invite them to give an artist talk and to meet and greet the admiring public. As The Epoch Times notes, Dacia Gallery is 'A Gallery Where Artists Are The First Priority'.

Artist Residency: Dacia Gallery offers artists an unique artist residency experience this Summer in New York City and picturesque, Sibiu, Romania. Dacia's Artist Residency provides an academic program to inspire, refine and redefine the creative direction of artists in a painting intensive program for visual artists. This is a wonderful opportunity to study and paint abroad, if you are interested in participating and for more info click here.

Private Event Rentals: Dacia Gallery offers its premier space for personal and corporate functions. Previous events include fashion shows, business meetings, jewelry launchings, photography and film shoots, such as the upcoming indie movie, "Brooklyn Unemployed".

Artistic Team

Lee Vasu is an Artist, Curator and the Founder of Dacia Gallery. Born in Sibiu, Romania in 1979, Vasu spent his adventurous childhood in Transylvania drawing and painting. Inspired by the stunning mosaics, frescos, and the mystical sacred Icons of the Byzantine Churches of his native land, Vasu formed a unique artistic vision of the timelessness and power of art that could enlighten and inspire generations. In 1990, Vasu moved to the United States with his family and continued to study art. He received a BA in History and Art from Kent Sate University and a Masters Degree in Arts Administration and Museum Science from the University of Akron, to further pursue his curatorial passion. Following his studies, Lee represented Romania and the United States at the European House of Arts and held his first solo exhibition at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Bucharest. Additionally, Vasu participated in group and solo exhibitions in France, Germany, Romania and the United States, his work can be found in numerous public and private collections. His passion for art enabled him to curate exhibitions nationally and internationally, which inspired him to establish Dacia Gallery in New York City. To see Vasu's artwork, please visit: www.leevasu.com

Damian Salo is an author, editor, and a founding partner of Dacia Gallery. He earned his B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Kent State University and later relocated from Cleveland, OH to New York City to pursue his artistic career. Damian recently published his first novel titled “The Age of Lost Innocence and the Theory of Balance” which follows the lives of three young friends who leave behind their mundane lives and embark on a perilous journey of self-discovery. In 2010, he partnered with longtime friend, Lee Vasu and opened Dacia Gallery in the Lower East Side. This occurred as a result of over 12 years of teaming up to co-curate and organize arts events in the United States and Europe. 

Phone: 917-727-9383
Email: info@daciagallery.com 
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Mon - Tues: Appointment Only
Dacia Gallery
53 Stanton St. 
New York, NY 10002


F Train – Take the F train to the 2nd Avenue stop, walk east on Houston St. Make a right on Chrystie St. and continue south on Chrystie St. for one block to Stanton St. Make a left on Stanton St. passing through Sara D. Roosevelt Park, cross over Forsyth St. Dacia Gallery is located on the right side.

6 Train – Take the 6 train to Bleeker Street, walk east on Houston St. for several blocks until you reach Chrystie St. Make a right on Chrystie St. and continue south on Chrystie St. for one block to Stanton St. Make a left on Stanton St. passing through Sara D. Roosevelt Park, cross over Forsyth St. Dacia Gallery is located on the right side.

J, Z Train – Take the J or Z train to the Bowery stop. Walk east on Delancey St. until you reach Forsythe St. Make a left onto Forsythe St. and walk north two blocks and make a right on Stanton St. Dacia Gallery is located on the right side

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