Daniela Codarcea Kamiliotis is a fine artist, set, costume and fashion designer, books illustrator, and creative personality involved in a wide area of projects from theater and film, to personal exhibitions of paintings, drawings, mixed media and installations.
Daniela designed costumes and sets for more than forty theater productions and five movies in her native country Romania between the years of 1978 and 1985, which include the films Proba de Microfon (dir. Mircea Daneliuc), Croaziera (dir. Mircea Daneliuc), Inghititorul de Sabii (dir. Alexa Visarion), and Intunecarea (dir. Dan Pita), as well as the theatrical productions of Measure for Measure and Pericles (dir. Dinu Cernescu, Giulesti Theatre), La Dame Aux Camelias (dir. Catalina Busoianu, Teatrul Mic Theatre), Voytzek (dir. Alexa Visarion), and Tartuffe (dir Alexandru Tocilescu). Ms. Kamiliotis also collaborated with MHAT Theatre in Moscow, creating the costumes and sets for I.L. Caragiale directed by Alexa Visarion. In 1981 Daniela received The Award of Romanian Guild A.C.I.N. for the costumes and sets for her work on the film Proba de Microfon.
Daniela relocated to New York in 1986 where she worked on several theatre productions as the costume designer for the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival (As You Like It), and for the Broadway productions The Secret Garden, Nick & Nora, Oh Kay, and Romeo & Juliet in collaboration with Theoni Aldredge. In 1993 Daniela was asked to design the costumes for Othello by Verdi at Les Choregies D’Orange in France under the direction of Andrei Serban. Most recently, in 2013, Daniela's work on The Window: 4 ALICE (PopUp Theatrics in association with the Romanian Cultural Institute) was honored for both Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Set Design at the Ninth Annual New York Innovative Theater Awards.
Beyond her work in theatre and film, Daniela has had several personal exhibitions in Romania, Greece, and the US. Her art works are in the National Museum of Romania and in private collections throughout New York, Washington, Paris, Athens, Thessaloniki, Como, and Zurich. In 2001 Daniela had a retrospective exhibition titled “Window in my Soul – The Studio” at New York’s National Arts Club.
For the past 17 years Daniela has worked with world renowned fashion designer Ralph Lauren as Senior Vice President of Design for Women’s Collection. Daniela continues to work as an artist producing new works from her studio in Connecticut as seen in the profile of her life and work in the book Perfectly Kept House is a Sign of a Misspent Life by Mary Randolph Carter published by Rizzoli (2011).