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About the Artist

Dana McClure lives and works out of a studio in upstate New York. Her work spans a variety of media including printmaking, collage, textile design and the moving image. She has art directed print, motion, and interactive projects for business, non-profit, and cultural clients worldwide. A 5-year long documentary film that Dana directed and co-produced, entitled 'Odd Ones Out,' won a Telly Award in 2008 and is distributed internationally. After ten years of teaching 2D Design and Time-Based Media at Parsons The New School for Design and New York University, Dana is currently focusing on self-initiated work ranging from mixed-media, printmaking and textile design. 


About the Work

The focus of my work is on developing a visual language that results from a subconscious response to informed decision making. My process often begins with a strict set of rules or parameters to guide the work. These limitations could be based on materials, scale, color or a specific type of imagery that suggests a certain narrative. From here, I work to deconstruct, transform and challenge this original structure through the process of collage, painting, printmaking and digital manipulation. Utilizing these mediums in an intuitive and responsive way, leads to new discoveries and endless variations in form. With these methods that allow for an immediate and instinctive reaction to each phase of the process.


Exhibitions & Screenings

SOLO SHOWS

06.13 / Red Meets Blue, Matters of Space, Los Angeles CA

11.11 / Curiosities, Matters of Space, Los Angeles CA

07.11 / Faculty Artist in Residence Show, Parsons School of Design, NYC

 

GROUP SHOWS

05.13 / Red Left Blue Right, GreyDuck Gallery, by Double Triple, Austin TX

05.13 / New Print, Bushwick Print Lab, Brooklyn NY

09.12 / Red Left Blue Right, Picture Farm, by Double Triple, Brooklyn NY

12.11 / Curate NYC Layers Current Show, Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn NY

08.11 / Chain Letter, Samson Projects Gallery, Boston MA

06.11 / Wherehouse Collective Group Show, The Oakland, Brooklyn NY

 

SCREENINGS

08.06 / Homo-A-GoGo Film Festival, Olympia WA

10.05 / Gender Identity Center, Boulder CO

09.05 / Hetrick Martin Institute, NYC

05.05 / MIX Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, NYC

Press Mentions & Awards

AWARDS
12.11 / Selected from 1500 artists for 2013 Curate NYC Show, New York, NY
2008 / Telly Award for the film Odd Ones Out, Director

PRESS
11.12 / Daily Candy, Holiday Gift Guide
09.12 / Artsicle, Red Left Blue Right Show Review
08.12 / FAB, Online Print Sale
08.12 / Microsoft, Limited Edition Artist Series Summer Launch
06.12 / Design Milk, Line Series Monoprints
05.12 / Artsicle, Picks of the Week
03.12 / LA Times, Matters of Space Show
12.11 / Like The Spice Gallery, Curate NY Layers Current Show
12.11 / Curate NYC, Curiosities Series at Layers Current Show
11.11 / Lucky Magazine, Deal of the Day
11.11 / Matters of Space, Curiosities Show
09.11 / Design for Mankind, Pheasant Tripych
12.10 / Lost at E Minor, Line Series Monoprints


Teaching


PARSONS THE NEWSCHOOL FOR DESIGN – New York, NY
PT Faculty – (2003 - 2013)
Courses: Core Studio Time (CDT), Core Studio Image (CDT), 
Sound & Vision (SPACE), 2D Integrated Studio (FND), Bootcamp (MFADT)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY – New York, NY
PT Faculty – (2007 - 2013)
Courses: Multimedia Graphic Design, (SCPS) 
School of Continuing & Proffessional Studies

COMMUNICATION DESIGN: The courses I’ve instructed in 2D design fundamentals as they apply to print, interaction and time-based media include: Core Studio Image (CDT), 2D Integrated Studio (FND), & Multimedia Graphic Design (SCPS). In each of these classes, the learning outcomes focused primarily on creative problem solving, tactile and digital design methodologies, historical precedents, visual composition, the integration of type and image, color theory and the visual, verbal and written articulation of ideas through critical discussion and critique. 

TIME-BASED MEDIA: The courses I’ve instructed about the basic principles of time-based media include: Core Studio Time (CDT) and Sound & Vision (SPACE). These classes introduced students to the core principles of moving image work including storytelling in both fiction and non-fiction works, film production cycles and roles, sequencing and the power of montage, historical and contemporary examples of compositing, audio mixing and the art of sound, best practices and ethical considerations in shooting and editing material, and critical discourse on existing work and iterations of work created in the classroom. 

TEACHING SITE: 
For a full overview, teaching CV and to see samples of student work, visit: site.danamcclure.com/teaching