Dana Schutz (b. 1976, Livonia, Michigan)
Dana Schutz is a painter who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work frequently depicts figures participating in violent or creative activities, or in impossible or contradictory situations. She studied art at the Cleveland Art Institute and received her masters at Columbia University in New York City in 2002. She first came to attention with her debut exhibition Frank from Observation (2002) based on the conceit of Schutz as the last painter, representing the last subject “Frank”.
Since then she has shown her paintings both in New York City and internationally. She has been the subject of multiple solo projects and survey museum exhibitions that include The Transformer Station at the Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH (2017); The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts (2017); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal (2015); Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2014); the Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, United Kingdom (2013); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2012); the Miami Art Museum, Miami (2012); the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase New York (2011); and The Rose Art Museum, Brandies University, Walthem, Massachusetts (2006) among others.
Dana Schutz’ paintings can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; among many others.
She is represented by Petzel, New York, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.