Dana Robinson is a Brooklyn based multimedia artist. She uses a variety of materials such as fabric, paint, vintage materials, and other found objects to investigate questions of Blackness, womanhood, access and ownership. She received her BFA at Florida State and MFA in Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Conversations of Dana Robinson’s eclectic collection have been covered by publications such as Vice, Ain’t-Bad, NY Mag’s Vulture, and It’s Nice That. Since 2008, she has been in more than 70 shows across the United States and abroad. Most recently, What Comes After, a show at the Wassaic Project upstate NY and The Meeting Point, a curatorial collaboration between Regular Normal and ArtNoir in New York’s Meatpacking District, She was an artist in residence at Stoneleaf Retreat, and a fellow at AIR Gallery in 2021. She has three upcoming solo shows at AIR Gallery, and Haul Gallery in Brooklyn, and Fuller Rosen Gallery in Portland. She is also looking forward to her residency at Wassaic Project in 2022.
“I am a multidisciplinary artist addressing the topics of youth, Black feminine identity, ownership and nostalgia through combining, reproducing and dissecting vintage Black media.The way these images of Blackness circulate through my practice, creates the possibility for us to deviate from the standards set out for us between the pages of the media I collect. Employing a language of humor and relaxation, I open up a complex space of laughter and irony, while retaining an empathetic quality. The familiar warmness of the vintage materials creates a homelike and inviting environment allowing for moments of vulnerability,” commented Dana Robinson.