Dana Schutz, American (1976 - )

Born in 1976, Livonia, MI
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Dana Schutz's work has been described as ‘teetering on the edge of tradition and innovation'. 'My paintings are loosely based on metanarratives. The pictures float in and out of pictorial genres. Still lifes become personified, portraits become events and landscapes become constructions. I embrace the area between which the subject is composed and decomposing, formed and formless, inanimate and alive. Recently I have been making paintings of sculptural goddesses, transitory still lifes, people who make things, people who are made and people who have the ability to eat themselves. Although the paintings themselves are not specifically narrative, I often invent imaginative systems and situations to generate information. These situations usually delineate a site where making is a necessity, audiences potentially don't exist, objects transcend their function and reality is malleable .' Dana Schutz 2004


2011
Dana Schutz: If the Face Had Wheels, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
Dana Schutz: Drawings & Prints, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2010
Dana Schutz, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea
di Trento e Rovereto (Mart), Rovereto, Italy
Dana Schutz: The Last Thing You See, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2009
Missing Pictures, Zack Feuer Gallery, New York, NY

2008
If It Appears In The Desert, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2007
Stand By Earth Man, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Dana Schutz: Paintings 2002-2005, Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA and
Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

2005
Dana Schutz, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Teeth Dreams and Other Supposed Truths, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2004
Dana Schutz, JCCC/Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Panic, Zach Feuer Gallery (LFL), New York, NY
Self Eaters and the People Who Love Them, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Run, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA

2002
Frank From Observation, LFL Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
Cryptic: The Use of Allegory in Contemporary Art with a Master Class from Goya,
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO
Inside the Painter’s Studio, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Tous Cannibales?, La Maison Rouge, Foundation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, Dayton Art
Institute, Dayton, OH

2010
Open, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art , S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium
Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Carol Bove, Dana Schutz, and Sterling Ruby, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Art of Our Time: Selections from the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, KS
Precarity and the Butter Tower, CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX
Bendable Poseable: Anthea Hamilton, Mirabelle Marden, Dana Schutz, Brown Gallery, London,UK
NeoIntegrity: Comics Edition, Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, New York, NY
The 185th Annual: An Invitation Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy
Museum, New York, NY
ATOPIA: Art and the City in the 21st Century, Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
(CCCB), Barcelona, Spain

2009
Ridykeulouse Hits Bottom, Leo Koenig Projekte, New York, NY
Something About Mary, Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, New York, NY
The Ankle Bones are Higher on the Inside, Museum 52, New York, NY
Transitions. Painting at the (other) End of Art, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
A Decade of Contemporary American Printmaking: 1999-2009, Visual Art Center of
Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Saints and Sinners, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Accrochage, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
On From Here, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY

2008
After Nature, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Encounters, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
5000 Years of Modern Art – Painting, Smoking, Eating, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany
Eclipse: Art in a Dark Age, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

2007
Two Years, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
USA TODAY, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
Past, Present, Future Perfect: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection, H+R Block
Artspace, Kansas City, Missouri
Fractured Figure, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece
From Here to Infinity, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
NeoIntegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art: Gifts from the Alex Katz Collection,
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterford, ME
Hammer Contemporary Collection: Part II, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China. Organized by
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Invitational Exhibition, Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS
After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art, Dorsky Gallery,
Long Island City, NY
Not For Sale, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006
Imagination Becomes Reality, Part V, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France
USA TODAY, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
Once Upon a Time In the West, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

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