Starting from top right of your layout and going clockwise: 1. MORE THAN ONE, mixed media, silkscreen, collage and acrylic on wood, 22" W x 12" H 2. (section from) ROBOTS AND ROCKETS,mixed media and acrylic on canvas 48" W x 48" H 3. STEVEN DANA (without hat) and OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATER VAKHTANG MURVANIDZE with custom surfboard designed and painted by Dana 4. (section from) PUBLIC SCHOOL CAFETERIA, mixed media and acrylic on canvas 48" W 48" H 5. WHICH CHICKEN LIKES BORSHT, mixed media and acrylic on canvas 44" W x 60" H 6. HEIGHT(from the ICE HOUSE SERIES) mixed media and acrylic on wood and plexiglass, 24" W x 11.25" H 7. CUBAN, BOWLER, FEDORA, mixed media collage and acrylic on canvas, 36" W x 42" H 8. center image LOOKING UP (from the ICE HOUSE SERIES), mixed media, collage and acrylic on wood 11.25 W x 15.75" H
"Breathe peace in Breathe peace out
Breathe peace in Breathe peace out
In these breaths All is created All is created All is created" — Steven Dana, Artist
Steven Dana has created innumerable works of art for hundreds of the nation’s top magazines, record companies, and book publishers. Dana’s paintings have been included in numerous exhibitions and his work has shown in NY, Dusseldorf, and Wonju S. Korea. His work is included in private collections as well as in the permanent collection of The Library of Congress. Among his many commissions he has created art for the iconic rock group YES, the cover of President Obama’s first book DREAMS FROM MY FATHER, and a custom designed and painted surfboard for a 2 time Olympic Figure Skater. His collage “PATRIOTISM BEGINS IN THE HOME”, created in response to 9/11 was published on the front page of The New York Times.
Dana’s FINE ART PAINTINGS combine acrylic paint, collage and many mediums and materials and reflects the varied interests of an ever-curious mind. The subject matter of his art is often a loose stream of consciousness in which cultural symbols and psychological associations mix together as a documentation of a very personal interpretation of the world that surrounds. Whether his messages are deep and engaging, pointedly whimsical, or conveying a unique commentary on the overlooked and mundane of daily life, Dana powerfully expresses his ruminations through his diverse styles of pop art, poetic surreal collages, or his purely abstract presentations of color, texture, pattern, and materials.
Education: Lehman College, MFA NY, 2012 School Of Visual Arts, BFA NY, 1991 Stony Brook, BA NY, 1987
White Plains, New York