DANA JAMES.  New York, NY.  1986.

For information on available pieces or to arrange for a studio visit, please contact danamjames@gmail.com


  •  Sometimes Seen Dreams.  The Lodge Gallery.  Lower East Side, NY.  (2017)
  • Surface Tension, Urban Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. (2016)
  • Patterns in Nature, JAG Modern.  Philadelphia, PA (2015)
  • As by Sinking,  Attic Studios Gallery. Long Island City, NY (2014)
  • Every Night at Midnight, at Envoy Enterprizes. Lower East Side, NY (2013)
  • Lungs, at Union Gallery. Tribeca, NY (2010)


  • Unititled Art Fair, Fiercely Curious, Miami, FL (2017)
  • Art Hamptons Fair, Urban Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY.   (2016)
  • AQUA Art Fair, Miami Basel, Fiercely Curious.  Miami, FL.  (2015)
  • Cutlog Art Fair, Jag Modern. New York, NY. (2014)



  • Breaking the Frame, Hollis Taggart Contemporary, Chelsea, NY
  • Cue Art Benefit, curated by Lilly Wei & Sharmistha Ray, Rogue Space, Chelsea, NY
  • Kicking Abstract & Taking Names, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, curated by Conn Ryder
  • 2020 Vision, KBFA, Larchmont, NY
  • Thrive, KBFA, Kent, CT
  • The Thread, Two person show with Lizbeth Mitty, M. David & Co. Brooklyn, NY
  • Fugue, Another Gallery, New York, NY
  • Bring Your Own Sunshine, KBFA. Larchmont, NY
  • Planned Parenthood Benefit, M. David & Co. Brooklyn, NY
  • Horizons, Chase Edwards Contemporary, Bridgehampton, NY.
  • Silence is Accurate, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Among Friends, Dumbo Waterfront Studios. Brooklyn, NY
  • Castle Hill Benefit. David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY


  • Duality; Glimpses of the Other Side, ISLIP Museum of Art, Long Island, NY.
  • Driven to Abstraction,  Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY.
  • Incipiences, The Buggy factory, Curated by Paul D’Agostino. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Straight Outta Bushwick, Eva Chimento Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
  • Making the Future, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Reality is Wrong, Dreams are for Real, David & Schweitzer Annex, curated by Brian Morris, Brooklyn NY.
  • The Project Room, David & Schweitzer Contemporary. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Focus, Blam Projects, Curated by Fiercely Curious. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Forever Thens, Curated by Cory Dixon at Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
  • Treading Urban Water, Fiercely Curious at the Crosby House, New York, NY.
  • Jardin, No. 4 Studio.  Brooklyn NY.
  • Technology as Hands, Fiercely Curious, Sky Gallery.  Brooklyn, NY.
  • Jumping the Shark, Royal Society of American Art.  Brooklyn, NY.
  • We are What the Seas Have Made us. Proto Gallery, Hoboken, NJ.
  • Thrice Legendary or Forever Thens, Curated by Paul D’Agostino Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn NY.
  • Forever Now: You Deserve Better.  Back Drop Gallery.  Brooklyn, NY.


  • Painting in Trees, curated by Ben LaRocco, Ben Pritchard. Bushwick Gardens. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Mixtape, 56 Bogart Street. Brooklyn NY.
  • Back to the Future, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn NY.
  • HerART Benefit LSG Fund, New York, NY
  • The Painting Center Turns 21,  Brooklyn, NY.
  • Making History, Store Front Benefit,  Brooklyn, NY.
  • Summer, Seager Gray gallery, San Fransisco, CA.
  • Axiom Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
  • Honorable Beasts, Elgin Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Sluice + Exchange Rates, Brooklyn, FireProof.  Brooklyn, NY.
  • Lilly Sarah Grace Fund, Female Arts Exhibition.  New York, NY.
  • Social Photography, Carriage Trade Gallery.  New York, NY.
  • Life on Mars Summer Invitational, Life on Mars.  Brooklyn, NY.



  • Getting Basic; How to Sell Your Art. Soho 20 and the Feminist Art Project, with Kat Greifen, & Jackie Battenfield. Covered by Hyperallergic and ArtSpace
  • School of Visual Arts Scholarship Awardee Panel. New York, NY (2018)
  • Transcender Crit Panel.  Brooklyn Fire Proof,  New York (2018)
  • Art Critical, The Review Panel, Brooklyn Public Library. Brooklyn, NY (2017)
  • School of Visual Art Alumni Panel, SVA, New York, NY. (2016)
  • Feminism in Art, Idio Gallery.  Brooklyn, NY (2016)
  • Bushwick Art Crit:  BACG 3rd Annual AIB Bushwick Open Studio Crit Night. Brooklyn, NY (2016)
  • Enlightening the New York Studio School, Panel Speaker. Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2015)


  • Most recognized Artist Statement, School of Visual Arts. NY.  (2008)
  • English and Written Word: Recognized Academic. Emerson College, MA.  (2005)
  • Overall Creativity Award, Brooklyn Friends, Brooklyn, NY. (2004)
  • Wesleyan Book Award in Arts and Writing,  Brooklyn, NY.  (2004)
  • Creative Writing and Poetry, Brooklyn Friends, NY.  Brooklyn, NY (2004)


School of Visual Arts. 2008 (2005-2008)
Emerson College (2004-2005)