Dana Matthews was born in Alabama, lived 19 years in Brooklyn and currently resides in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. She received a BFA at the University of Alabama and an MFA at Rhode Island School of Design. For the past twenty seven years she has worked with her cameras creating photographs and installations that are related to the environment and the sensitive time that we live in. As well as digital media, she chooses to practice traditional and alternative processes such as wet-plate collodion, cyanotypes and gelatin silver printing.
Currently, her work is being shown in Tivoli, NY with an upcoming solo show in August 2019 titled Road to River. In 2018 a solo show of cyanotypes at the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY. Her work has been shown in the Noorderlicht Photo Festival in Leeuwarden Holland at the Fries Museum. A solo show of seascapes at Urban Zen in Los Angeles, CA. and before that a solo show titled “The Cruel Radiance of What Is” at chashama gallery in NYC.