Dana Schutz (b. 1976, Michigan, USA) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Schutz 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.
Renowned for her riotously coloured figurative paintings and emotive approach, Schutz creates compelling and awkward imaginary worlds that explore hypothetical and sometimes absurd situations.
She is represented by Petzel, New York.
‘I’m never interested in the painting being a mirror to culture. I think that’s really boring. What I’m interested in is painting as an affective space. The place where the hierarchies of the world can be rearranged within the space of a painting. And they can be articulated in different ways.’
Dana Schutz discusses her exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield
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12 Oct 2013 - 02 Feb 2014