Helena Domenic is an Associate Professor and Gallery Curator at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. She is an accomplished painter who has shown her work in Philadelphia, New York, across the United States and in Egypt and South Africa. Helena was born in Vicenza, Italy where she was exposed to great works of art from a very early age. After viewing the Sistine Chapel ceiling at the age of eighteen months, her mother predicted she would become an artist. She holds a BFA from Kutztown University, an MA in Art Education from The University of the Arts, and an MFA from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.
Helena is interested in and collects African Art, and teaches African Art and Art History at Cheyney University. She lectures regularly at conferences about art and the sacred, painting, and installation at both academic and healing arts venues. Her interests include antiquities from all cultures, African and Nubian studies in particular. Her art is influenced by artists such as Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington, Jimoh Biramoe, El Anatsui, Bettye and Alison Saar, and Agnes Pelton.
Helena has also created a Tarot deck and book, The Fellowship of the Fool Tarot. She is currently at work on two other oracle decks.
In her spare time, she enjoys studying Tarot and Qabala, and trying to appease her two cats, Cassandra and Piper. Helena currently lives in Exton, PA with her husband Sean and the two cats.