Dana James, a New York native and daughter of artists, has a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts. She was the founder and curator of Elgin Gallery (everyone misses her beautiful dog Elgin, who the gallery was named for) in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, as well as the former Associate Director of Life on Mars Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Dana now paints full time and has exhibited extensively both in and outside of New York. Her paintings combine her exquisite sense of touch, incorporating multiple mediums and textures created by the process of pouring. She pushes the boundaries between abstraction and representation, drawing on imagery as wide-ranging as the mundane found-in-suburbia, manmade bodies of water, and sci-fi imagery, all the while referencing the great American tradition of Color Field Painting, creating a fresh language and all her own.