Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 10:04

APRIL 22, 2011, 12PM
ART 165

DANA SCHUTZ is an ecstatically imaginative painter.  Her vibrant, subjective palette has made a major contribution to the discourse of painting since the artist first began exhibiting her work ten years ago.  Her paintings depict stories or situations that she invents and develops into imaginary worlds, laid out in a bold palette with a sophisticated and remarkable mastering of the painting medium.  Her vivid, fantastical works have been compared to many artists such as John Currin, Francisco Goya, and Alex Katz.

Schutz participated in Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1999.  She received her BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art in 2000, and her MFA in 2002 from Columbia University.

Schutz lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Zach Feuer Gallery, New York; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris.  She has been exhibiting internationally since 2002.  Her paintings are in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.  Her latest publication was a monograph of her work, published by Rizzoli International Publications in 2002.