Dana Schutz


EscapeIntoLife_DanaSchutz1Swimming, Smoking, Crying, 2009, oil on canvas, 45 x 48 in.

EscapeIntoLife_DanaSchutz2Shoe Fire, 2010, oil on canvas, 199 x 183 x 4 cm

EscapeIntoLife_DanaSchutz3Bird in Throat, 2010, oil on canvas, 25 x 22 in.

EscapeIntoLife_DanaSchutz4Blind Foot Massage, 2009, 0il and acrylic on canvas, 36.25 x 34 in.

EscapeIntoLife_DanaSchutz5Tongue, 2010, oil on canvas, 142 x 168 x 4 cm

EscapeIntoLife_DanaSchutz6Ocular, 2010, oil on canvas, 118 x 102 x 4 cm

EscapeIntoLife_DanaSchutz7Last Thing You See Before you Die (Hospital), 2010, oil on canvas, 183 x 198 x 4 cm

EscapeIntoLife_DanaSchutz8Poke, 2010, oil on canvas, 40 x 36 in.

EscapeIntoLife_DanaSchutz9Guitar Girl, 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas with black velvet, 60.25 x 48.25 in.

EscapeIntoLife_DanaSchutz10Talk, Talk, 2010, oil on canvas, 28.50 x 40 in.

Artist Bio

Dana Schutz, b. 1976, Livonia MI, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
She has a 2002 MFA, from Columbia University, New York, NY. and a 2000 BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH. She aslo studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME  and at the Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, England both in 1999.

About Dana Schutz

Dana Schutz combines fantasy and reality, humor and horror, to create figurative paintings that abound with expressionist energy.

One of the most important young artists to emerge in the past ten years, she has developed a distinctive visual style characterized by vibrant color and raw and tactile brushwork.

The subjects of Schutz’s paintings spring from an absurdist sensibility as she invents imaginary stories or hypothetical situations that are bizarre and impossible, yet oddly compelling. (Neuberger Museum of Art)

Dana Schutz December 2011 Interview

Dana Schutz at Friedrich Petzel Gallery

Dana Schutz at Zach Feuer