Dana Dart-McLean
is an artist and arts educator with an interest in what paintings can tell us about mapping our lives and the way our skin sees. She exhibits her paintings in galleries, community centers, houses, trees, Mom's basement, and schools.
She teaches art through Pro Arts in Oakland, CA, and has taught at museums, art centers, community centers, schools, and an apothecary. She is currently pursuing an MA in Expressive Art Therapy at California Institute of Integral Studies.

EDUCATION
California Institute of Integral Studies | MA 2015
The Evergreen State College | BA 2004
Pratt Institute| 1999-2002

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Premises for Pointing Works, Kala Gallery, Astoria, OR
2007 Stop Signs and Memories, Small A Projects, Portland, OR
Take the Look Forget the Rest, Southern Oregon University SU Gallery, Ashland, OR
2006 Decorator's proposal for interior of LOBBY, Small A Projects, Portland, OR
2005 Magic, The Department of Safety, Anacortes, WA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013, Sun/Light, PMOMA, Portland, OR
Apples & Orangements, Breathing Works (Christopher Garrett and Dana Dart-McLean), Mondo Cane, New York, NY
2012 Where My Cones At?, Curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Double Break, San Diego, CA
Guts, Curated by Brad Adkins, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR
2011 Occupation/Preoccupation:Songs in Wartime, Evidence of Bricks, TBA Festival,
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR Curated by Kristan Kennedy
2010 This is the Book I have Written for You, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Power of Selection, part 2, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Il
Paper Awesome, Baer Ridgeway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Vaguely Paperly, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL Curated by Chris Johanson
Warren Oates in the Economic Crisis of 2009, OK Mountain, Austin, TX
2008 Impossible Instruments/Future Flags, Fouteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
Autumn Sweater, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 It’s Kind of Endless, Quality Pictures, Portland, OR
2006 Abstract Things, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK, Curated by Harrell Fletcher
Where I Lived and What I Lived For, Domaine de Kerguéhennec Centre d’Art, Bignan,
France, Curated by Harrell Fletcher
Solo Show, Solo Soul, Galleri Nicolai Wallner Copenhagen, Denmark, Curated by Chris
Johanson
And Then You Were Born, Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR
2005 With Our Own Little Hands, Wrong Gallery, New York NY, Curated by Harrell Fletcher
Sisters, Fresh Up Club, Austin TX
Sympathetic Magic, Planaria Gallery, New York NY
2004 A Moment of Doubt, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York NY
This Container Isn't Big Enough, Harrell Fletcher's project for the Whitney Biennial, Whitney
Museum of Contemporary Art, New York NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2011 "Some Work", Plazm Magazine, June 2011
Earle, David P.,Open Day Book, Mark Batty Publisher, New York, NY, 2010
Catalogue of Variable Essence, Ashby Collinson and Dana Dart-McLean (artist's book),
Publication Studio, Portland, OR, 2010
Motley, John. "Dana Dart-McLean, Stop Signs and Memories," Portland Mercury, 27 September 2007.

GRANTS

2012 Regional Arts Council Artistic Focus Project Grant, Portland, OR

RESIDENCIES

Signal Fire Arts Love Triangle Opal Creek Backpacking Residency 2011

TEACHING
Dia Beacon 2012, Teaching Artist
Portland Art Museum 2009-2011, Drawing Workshop for Teens, co-teaching with Carson Ellis.

Guest Lecturer: 2010 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon,
2006 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington.

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