"The paintings act as a panorama of linear time; they serve as a reminder that we are small and predictable creatures, incessantly creating and shedding beautiful accounts of the earth and its elements".
Dana James is a painter and New York native, based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Since graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 2008, her work has been exhibited extensively and can be found in private and public collections around the world. James is represented by Hollis Taggart Contemporary in New York City, as well as Bode Projects in Berlin, Germany. Most recent solo exhibitions include Something I Meant to Say (2021, NY) and Otherwise All Was Silent (2020, Berlin). James was featured as one of the "Top 20 Artists Shaping the New Decade" by Daily Collector in 2020, in which her work was described as “simultaneously dark and feminine, creating worlds marked by duality.”
James’ 2019 two-person show, The Thread at M.David & Co. Gallery, was chosen as a must-see exhibition by New York Magazine, and her 2017 solo show, Sometimes Seen Dreams, at the Lodge Gallery was featured in the Art Critical Review Panel. She has been featured in publications such as Art Forum, Two Coats of Paint, ArtSpace, LE MILE, and Hyperallergic.
“There is a glow that calls upon the glinting of the ocean, the magic felt in the vastness of nature as a child, and the flashing of color just before drifting into sleep. The paintings act as a panorama of linear time; they serve as a reminder that we are small and predictable creatures, incessantly creating and shedding beautiful accounts of the earth and its elements. They are visual diaries that speak to contradiction, a latency caromed by intermittent activity.” —Dana James