About the Artist

Dana McClure lives and works out of a studio in Upstate New York. Her work spans a variety of media including collage, printmaking, textile design and the moving image. She has art directed print, motion, and interactive projects for commercial, non-profit, and cultural clients worldwide.

A 5-year long documentary film that Dana directed and co-produced, entitled 'Odd Ones Out,' won a Telly Award in 2008 and is distributed internationally. After ten years of teaching 2D Design and Time-Based Media at Parsons The New School for Design and New York University, Dana is currently focusing on self-initiated mixed-media work.

Alongside her husband, chef Chris Lanier, Dana runs a small flower and produce farm called Ravenwood which serves as inspiration for her artwork – much of which is explorations in floral abstraction. Homegrown blooms make their way into many of her compositions as photographs, paintings, collage materials and pressed petals. Much of this work is displayed in Ravenwood's seasonal barn space that aims to inspire creative exchange around the integration of farming/food and art/design. 


About the Work

The focus of my work is on developing a visual language that results from a subconscious response to informed decision making. My process often begins with a strict set of rules or parameters to guide the work. These limitations could be based on materials, scale, color or a specific type of imagery that suggests a certain narrative. From here, I work to deconstruct, transform and challenge this original structure through the process of collage, painting, printmaking and digital manipulation. Utilizing these mediums in an intuitive and responsive way, leads to new discoveries and endless variations in form. With these methods that allow for an immediate and instinctive reaction to each phase of the process.



PT Faculty – (2003 - 2013)
Courses: Core Studio Time (CDT), Core Studio Image (CDT), 
Sound & Vision (SPACE), 2D Integrated Studio (FND), Bootcamp (MFADT)

PT Faculty – (2007 - 2013)
Courses: Multimedia Graphic Design, (SCPS) 
School of Continuing & Professional Studies


Exhibitions & Screenings

03.18 / Curiosities, Clove & Creek, Kingston NY
08.16 / Dream in Color, Cornell Street Studio, Kingston NY
06.13 / Red Meets Blue, Matters of Space, Los Angeles CA
11.11 / Curiosities, Matters of Space, Los Angeles CA
07.11 / Faculty Artist in Residence Show, Parsons School of Design, NYC

06.19 / 1st Annual Artists Reception, Ravenwood, Kerhonkson NY
05.13 / Red Left Blue Right, GreyDuck Gallery, by Double Triple, Austin TX
05.13 / New Print, Bushwick Print Lab, Brooklyn NY
09.12 / Red Left Blue Right, Picture Farm, by Double Triple, Brooklyn NY
12.11 / Curate NYC Layers Current Show, Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn NY
08.11 / Chain Letter, Samson Projects Gallery, Boston MA
06.11 / Wherehouse Collective Group Show, The Oakland, Brooklyn NY


Press Mentions & Awards

12.11 / Selected from 1500 artists for 2013 Curate NYC Show, New York, NY
2008 / Telly Award for the film Odd Ones Out, Director

11.12 / Daily Candy, Holiday Gift Guide
09.12 / Artsicle, Red Left Blue Right Show Review
08.12 / FAB, Online Print Sale
08.12 / Microsoft, Limited Edition Artist Series Summer Launch
06.12 / Design Milk, Line Series Monoprints
05.12 / Artsicle, Picks of the Week
03.12 / LA Times, Matters of Space Show
12.11 / Like The Spice Gallery, Curate NY Layers Current Show
12.11 / Curate NYC, Curiosities Series at Layers Current Show
11.11 / Lucky Magazine, Deal of the Day
11.11 / Matters of Space, Curiosities Show
09.11 / Design for Mankind, Pheasant Tripych
12.10 / Lost at E Minor, Line Series Monoprints