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 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. She chooses to practice traditional and alternative processes such as wet-plate collodion, cyanotypes and gelatin silver printing.
Currently, her work is 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 Chelsea, NYC. In 2013 she showed a photographic installation as well as “still life” photographs in an exhibition titled “Freak Antique” at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Photographs from her “Bordello” series were recently published in the book “Nude Art Today” by Editions Patou and “One farm; One Decade” recently published in Burn Magazine and CNN Photo Blog. Dana’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and is represented in domestic and international collections.