My paintings are informed by everyday experiences, grandiose or mundane; a long wait in a train station, a walk around town, a trip to Spain. Any visual experience that strikes me can be a starting point. Living abroad for the last 8 years has given me a more open and distant way to interpret the world around me. I break down what I see, create a composition and build the image back up again in my own way. Shapes, color, light and surface quality are all very important in my work — bringing my surrounding, foreign world into my own familiar visual language. My paintings dance between figuration and abstraction, using experimental spatial structures, poured paint and loose portraiture. Several layers of paint are often visible. I hope that the themes in my work, being autobiographical in nature, resonate with the lives of the viewers and provide a different way of seeing and experiencing everyday life.      //   Démarche et CV en français


Born: 1987, Long Island, New York, USA      |     Lives and works in Paris & Grenoble (FR)


2017      American Edition, alternative space (rue Chapon), Paris, France
2016      Données illimitées, École Supérieure d’Art et Design, Grenoble, France
2016      La que sabe, Galerie Place à l’Art, Voiron, France
2015      Strange Land, La Brèche, Lyon, France
2014      C’est un autre endroit, Maison des associations, Pont de Claix, France
2014      Là où l’on ne nous attend pas, Château Borel, Saint-Égrève, France
2013      Let the Great World Spin, Maison de l’International, Grenoble, France


2020      Vivre un jour de plus, H Gallery, Paris, France
2020      Fe*Mail*Art, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018      La Petite Collection, Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France
2016      Paysages, Paysage, Galerie Place à l’Art, Voiron, France
2015      Exposition de Noël, Galerie Place à l’Art, Voiron, France
2015      Paysages-in-situ, Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France
2011      Epicene, A-Gallery, New York, NY
2011      Surface Value, Hosteling International, New York, NY
2010      Fall Printmaking Show, Pomerantz Building Lobby, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, NY
2010      Kaleidoscope in Condition, BFA Thesis Exhibition, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
2010      Indispensable Extension, alternative space (Midtown West), New York, NY
2010      BYOA, X Initiative (former Dia Center for the Arts), New York, NY
2009      40 X 19 X 11, M55 Art, Long Island City, NY
2009      Fifty Unspoken Words, M55 Art, Long Island City, NY
2009      Fine Art vs. Illustration, 2/20 Gallery, New York, NY
2008      Unveiled Allure, Self Portraits, The FIT Museum, New York, NY


2019  Debnam, Harold: “4 Ways to Appreciate Artists You Love”, Expatriates Magazine, February (Issue 49), pgs. 30-33 (Printed in English)
2017  Méricour, Caroline: “Dana Burns, artiste-peintre : de New York à Grenoble”, Beaux Quartiers Magazine, October, p. 118  (Printed in French)
2016  Chaloin, Caroline: “Dana Burns : Sa vision du monde”, Vivre à Grenoble Magazine, October, p. 124 & 125 (Printed in French)
2016  Roux, Jean-Louis: “La peinture de la vie, la vie de la peinture”, Les Affiches Magazine, 15 April, p. 141 (Printed in French)


2015  Prix Ville de Grenoble


2005-2010  B.F.A., Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Minor in History of Art