Karen Dana (b.1982)

Born in Mexico City, Mexico

Lives and works in Chicago, IL

 

Education


2011 
MFA Painting and Combine Media, Hunter College, CUNY, New York
2008
Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Major Degree in Fine Arts at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2006 
B.F.A. ENPEG, INBA, Mexico City

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

Resemblance, PROXYCO Gallery Manhattan, NY

2017

A woman is a woman, Geometrica, Corporativo Constituyentes 1072, México D.F.

2014

In search of stones, Gallery Sensei, New York, NY

2010
Daily Cloud No Eyes Viewing Wall @ the Brooklyn Zen Center, Brooklyn, NY. 

2007
Art Partly, Main Street, Evanston, IL. 

2005
Rainbow at Pegol Art Gallery, Casa Athos, Mexico City. 

2003
Pasatiempos at Pedro Guerson Art Gallery, Mexico City. 
 
Selected Group Exhibitions 

2019

Making (It) Work,  Oliver Art Center, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2018

Contemporary Mexican Women artists, Mexican Senate, Senado de la Republica, Mexico City.

2017-2015

XVI Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City. 

2014

Soccer Mom“Faculty Office”Gallery, CUNY Lehman College Art Department Office 009, New York, NY

2013

Opennings #occupycommonground, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York, NY

New Group, Novella Gallery, New York, NY

2012-13

XV Rufino Tamayo Painting Biennial, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City. The Biennial traveled to the following venues in Mexico:

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca
Museo Chihuahuense de Arte Contemporáneo Casa Redonda
Instituto Tamaulipeco para las Artes y Culturas
Galería del Sistema Municipal de Arte y Cultura de Celeya, Guanajuato

2012

Group Exhibition, Brenda Taylor Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY
Espacios Quebrantados Colectiva de Pintura, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico, DF
Time In Auction, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY
XV Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Mexico

2011
Re-Cover, Coordinacion de Difusion Cultural UNAM Casa del Lago, Mexico, DF
Subasta 2011 Arte Vivo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico, DF
MFA Thesis Show, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
Temporary Antumbra Zone, Curated by Udora Hajimik, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
ChaNorth, Chashama North, Pine Plains, NY 

2010
Hunter MFA @ Crane Arts, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA 
Dance Ghost, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
Duality, 92Y Tribeca, New York, NY. 

 2009

Jovenes Creadores 2007-2008, CNA, FONCA, Mexico City.

Segunda Edicion. Encuentro de Arte y Ediciones Contemporaneas @ the Fourth Annual New York 
Art Book Fair by the Mexican Cultural Institute on New York. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY. 
NRDC’s NY Council, Greenhouse - Studio IMC, New York, NY.  

2007
Synthetic Life, Yellow Trapezoid Gallery, Chicago, IL. 
Bridge Art Fair Chicago A + D Gallery Stand 2007, Chicago, IL. 
World Enigma, Columbia College Chicago Library, Chicago, IL.  
Pougialis Award Show A + D Gallery, Chicago, IL. 

2006
Better Than Sex, Better Than Disneyland at Ramis Barquet Gallery, curated by Acopilco Workshop, New York, NY.  
Islas - Casino Metropolitano Art Space, Mexico City. 
Talleres De Produccion, ENPEG La Esmeralda Gallery CENART, Mexico City. 

2005
Lapiz HB (Colectiva de Dibujo) - Pegol Art Gallery, Casa Athos, Mexico City. 
Killinmesoftly - Ramis Barquet Art Gallery, New York, NY. 

2003
Cooperativa De Arte En Video (Maraton Mexicano de arte en video en el marco de la clausura de la exposicion Douglas Gordon), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Tamayo, México.

 

Honors

2019

The Bridge Program, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2018-2019

Chicago Artists Coalition Field/Work Residency, Chicago, IL

2014

Honorable Mention at the XVI Mexican Painting Biennial, XVI Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, INBA, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo & MACO Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Mexico.

2011

Honorable Mention at the XV Mexican Painting Biennial, XV Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, INBA, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo & MACO Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Mexico.
ChaNorth Residency, Chashama Pine Plains, NY. 

2010
Joan Jonas Choreography Workshop, Hunter College, New York, NY
Panelist, Artist talk No eyes viewing wall: Brooklyn Zen Center, Brooklyn, NY

2007-2008
Programa de Becarios Jóvenes Creadores FONCA, CONACULTA, México.
 
Teaching & Leadership 

2019

Art scholarship jury and Visiting Artist Lecture, North Park University, Chicago IL.

2016

Visiting Artist Lecture, Centro de las Artes, Mexico D.F.

2010
Hunter College Graduate Combine Media Seminar in new media TA, NYC
Time In, The Time In, Children’s Arts Initiative, NYC

2009 
Hunter College Undergraduate 2D Seminar, TA, NYC 
Hunter College Guest Speaker, Intro to Color Theory, NYC
Hunter College Lecture, Meet the MFA's, NYC

2007-08
Hunter College, Undergraduate Advance Painting Seminar,TA, NYC

2006-07
Hunter College, Undergraduate Collage and Assemblage Seminar, NYC