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.  



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

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


2018  La Petite Collection, Galerie Bertrand Grimont, Paris, France


 Debnam, Harold: “4 Ways to Appreciate Artists You Love”, Expatriates Magazine, February 2019 (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