Dana Matthews was born in Alabama, lived 19 years in Brooklyn and currently resides in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. She received a BFA at the University of Alabama and an MFA at Rhode Island School of Design. For the past twenty years she has worked with her cameras creating photographs and installations that are related to the environment and the sensitive time that we live in. She chooses to practice traditional and alternative processes such as wet-plate collodion, cyanotypes and gelatin silver printing.
Currently, she has two shows up. The first is a solo show at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY. The show is titled “Cyanotypes; An Homage to Anna Atkins. She is also displaying her eco-friendly cyanotype clothing there through May, 8, 2016. The second show is at The Albany Airport where she is showing 25 New York Landscapes as part of the Landmarks exhibition through October 2016. On June 4, 2016 One Farm; One decade show opens at TK Home and Garden in Hudson, NY where she will be showing 25-30 prints of Farm Life and Farm Landscapes made over a 14 year period at Lucky Dog Farm. Previously her work was in the Noorderlicht Photo Festival in Leeuwarden Holland at the Fries Museum. A solo show of seascapes at Urban Zen in Los Angeles, CA. and before that a solo show titled “The Cruel Radiance of What Is” at chashama gallery in Chelsea, NYC. In 2013 she showed a photographic installation as well as “still life” photographs in an exhibition titled “Freak Antique” at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Photographs from her “Bordello” series were recently published in the book “Nude Art Today” by Editions Patou and “One farm; One Decade” recently published in Burn Magazine. Dana’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and is represented in domestic and international collections.
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