Dana Laine Gehry
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
The Collective - Studio# 601

Email: danalainegehry@gmail.com

Website:: www.danagehry,com

Artist Bio:
Dana Gehry is a contemporary abstract artist having produced art in multiple formats over the past 30 years. Her work includes painting, photography, and mixed media sculpture.

She has studied formally various manners of creating and investigating art including photography at ICP, typography and design at SVA, fine art at Bennington College, and information and library sciences at the graduate level at Pratt Institute. She was awarded a spot, twice, at School of Visual Arts Barcelona program, at Escola Massana Centre d'Art i Disseny, studying under painter Carme Miguel and sculptor Tom Carr. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology and extensive travel informs her art as well.

Dana has sold her work to private collectors for more than two decades and has has participated in solo shows and group shows at venues in NYC, Europe, and online. Detailed CV available upon request.

Dana hails from the midwest, born in Ohio. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.

Artist Statement:
Intention versus coincidence. Instinct versus careful speculation. I have observed and questioned the effects of these juxtapositions on the events and the decisions we all make in our lives; from the greatest to the smallest.

Much of human existence operates as a result of (seeming) chance and the interplay of the differences between our perceptions of the world around us. How do we decide? How do we know? Which is the right way? It is these differences which enhance, or detract, from our day to day and our overall existence. In turn this affects the way we connect, disconnect, and ultimately transition through our lives. My work explores the differences between what I see and what you see. The Perspective series offers the viewer the option to observe each work as desired, despite how it was created. The viewer is invited to appreciate each piece from different angles, different positions; and ultimately decide which way feels best and is personally most meaningful.

In addition to exploring the visual aspect of my paintings in this series, naming every work has become an exercise in investigation of word etymology (in various languages) and considering this in the context of a specific artwork.

All images and text copyright Dana Laine Gehry