Dana Dart-McLean
is an artist and arts educator. She exhibited her paintings in Copenhagen at Nicolai Wallner Gallerie, in Portland OR at Small A Projects, and at Western Exhibitions and Kavi Gupta in Chicago. She teaches art through Ohlone College in Fremont, CA, and has taught at Dia:Beacon, Portland Art Museum, and at community centers and elementary schools. She is currently pursuing an MA in Expressive Art Therapy at California Institute of Integral Studies. She does Breathing Works, a collaborative décor and entertainment research painting, with Christopher Garrett. Upcoming projects include a mural and workshop at the Station in Joshua Tree and AUGUST, a series of events around a spiral staircase made of wood and cement, at Home Alone 2 Gallery in NYC. She lives in Oakland, California.

The arm as tunnel, for energy needs language.

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

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

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
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

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.


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


Signal Fire Arts Love Triangle Opal Creek Backpacking Residency 2011

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.