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I knew that I wanted to be painting subjects that did not exist or could not be painted from observation… I wanted to visualize the subject, like it was a thing that I wanted to see pictured, so that was a reason to paint it. 
- Dana Schutz

Dana Schutz (born 1976) is a painter, sculptor and printmaker who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work frequently depicts scenarios that cannot be viewed in reality, with 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 based on the conceit of Schutz as the last painter, representing the last subject “Frank”. Since then her fictive subjects have ranged from people who can eat themselves, a gravity fanatic, imaginary births and deaths, and public/private performers.

Dana Schutz's work has been shown both in New York City and internationally. Her work 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 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; Tel Aviv Museum; Israel, among many others. 

Dana Schutz has been making monotypes and etchings at Two Palms since 2012. Her etching series titled Strangers was recently acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

New Works 2

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Boat Group 3, 2019
Monotype with handpainting in gouache
50 x 40 inches

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Trouble and Appearance, 2018
Etching with aquatint
43 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
Edition of 20

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Pan, 2018
Etching with aquatint
43 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
Edition of 20

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The Wanderer, 2018
Etching with aquatint
43 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
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Beat Out The Sun, 2018
Etching with aquatint
43 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
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To Have a Head, 2018
Etching with aquatint
43 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
Edition of 20

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Boat Group 3, 2019
Monotype with handpainting in gouache
50 x 40 inches

Trouble and Appearance, 2018
Etching with aquatint
43 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
Edition of 20

Pan, 2018
Etching with aquatint
43 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
Edition of 20

The Wanderer, 2018
Etching with aquatint
43 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
Edition of 20

Beat Out The Sun, 2018
Etching with aquatint
43 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
Edition of 20

To Have a Head, 2018
Etching with aquatint
43 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches
Edition of 20

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2018  Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH        
2017  Dana Schutz, ICA Boston, Boston, MA         
2015  Dana Schutz, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada    
2014  Dana Schutz, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany           
2012  Dana Schutz, If the Face Had Wheels, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
2012  Götterdämerung, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY
2012  Dana Schutz, If the Face Had Wheels, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL        
2011  Dana Schutz: Drawings & Prints, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA        
2010  Dana Schutz, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
2006  Dana Schutz: Paintings 2002-2005, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
2005  Dana Schutz, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2004  Dana Schutz, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Selected Collections

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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