Born 1976 – United States
With expressive, bravura brushstrokes and bright color palettes, Dana Schutz makes complex paintings that capture the ambiguities of her subjects’ psychological states.
The artist often depicts grotesque figures adrift in kaleidoscopic landscapes or vivid fields of color, bridging a sense of internal turmoil and external chaos. Her compositions have perfectly depicted the sensations of sneezing, being trapped in an elevator, showering, and simply living in a fast-paced world. Schutz received her MFA from Columbia University and has exhibited in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Miami, Geneva, and Los Angeles.
Her works have sold for seven figures at auction and belong in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Saatchi Gallery, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.