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born in Berea, Ohio, 1978

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  
2016

Thump...Dump, Clump, Lump...Bump, group exhibition, guest curator, The Bonfoey Gallery - Cleveland, OH

2013

Visiting Artist, Lecture & MFA Critiques, Miami University – Oxford, OH
Juror, Cleveland Connection, Cleveland West Art League, Lakeland Community College Gallery – Kirtland, OH

2011

Juror, American Greetings Employee art exhibition, Spaces Gallery – Cleveland, OH

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS  
2017

"Candyland", Galleries at CSU - Cleveland, OH

Duane Reed Gallery - St. Louis, MO

2016

"Sweet, Sweet, Sweet", Zg Gallery - Chicago, IL
"Sugar", Red Arrow Gallery – Nashville, TN

2015

"Soft Armor", The Bonfoey Gallery - Cleveland, OH
"Too Soft", Angela Meleca Gallery - Columbus, OH

2013

"Tap Crack Bellow", The Butler Institute of American Art - Youngstown, OH

2012

William & Dorothy Yeck Award Exhibition,Awarded by Irene Hofmann, Heistand Galleries, Miami University - Oxford, Ohio

2011

"Give Us A Fence and Some Room to Run", Artist in Residence Exhibition, Zygote Press - Cleveland, OH

2010

“Rising Above”, eo Art Lab – Chester, CT
“We Are Mountains”, William Rupnik Gallery – Cleveland, OH

TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2014

ROY G BIV Gallery - Columbus, OH

2011

"Sweet & Dangerous - Anthony Bartholomew & Dana Oldfather", Survival Kit Gallery - Cleveland, OH

2010

"The Abstracted Plane - Erik Neff & Dana Oldfather", The Bonfoey Gallery - Cleveland, OH

2008

“Dana Oldfather & Jean Kondo Weigl”, Gallery West, Tri-C Western Campus – Cleveland, OH
“Exurbs: A Collective Environment” 3 person exhibition, The Bonfoey Gallery – Cleveland, OH

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
& ART FAIRS
 
2017

Art Palm Springs - Palm Springs, CA
Art Palm Beach - Palm Beach, FL
"Colors Lines Layers", CASS Contemporary - Tampa, FL
"The Para-Natural World", Zg Gallery - Chicago, IL

2016

Miami Project - Miami Beach, FL
Texas Contemporary - Houston, TX
"Natural Tendencies", Coburn Gallery, Center for the Arts, Ashland University - Ashland, OH
"Vox XII: News and Weather", Vox Populi - Philadelphia, PA

2015

"Visual Language" RB Stevenson Gallery - La Jolla, CA
"Red Arrow at OZ" OZ Arts - Nashville, TN
"Juntos" presented by the Museum of Hispanic & Latin Cultures, Stocker Art Center, LCCC – Elyria, OH
"Colour and Lines Are Not Lies", West Project - Sydney, Australia
"Colour and Lines Are Not Lies", Red Door Gallery - University of Southern Queensland, Australia
National Weather Center Bienalle - Norman, OK
NOADA ARTExpo, Transformer Station - Cleveland, OH

2014

"Mixed Media" RB Stevenson Gallery - La Jolla, CA
"19", Red Space - Cleveland, OH
“Surfaces”, Chautauqua Institute – Chautauqua, NY
“Green Heaven”, RB Stevenson Gallery – La Jolla, CA
NOADA ARTExpo, Transformer Station - Cleveland, OH
Quarter Art, 1st Quart Contributor, SPACES Gallery - Cleveland, OH

2013

Out with the Old, Summer Group Exhibition, Library Street Collective - Detroit, MI
NE Ohio Abstract Artists, Curated by Martin Ball, Kent State Downtown Gallery - Kent, OH
NOADA ARTExpo, Transformer Station - Cleveland, OH
Hold the Wall: Trends in Contemporary Painting, Curated by Dan Tranberg, CSU Gallery - Cleveland, OH
Contemporaries 2013, The Bonfoey Gallery - Cleveland, OH

2012

12 x 12, Saatchi Online Gallery - London, UK
White Christmas, Miller Gallery - Cincinatti, OH
NOADA "Art Expo 2012", Bonfoey Gallery, MOCA Cleveland - Cleveland, OH
Gallery Artists, The Bonfoey Gallery - Cleveland, OH
Gallery Artists, Miller Gallery - Cincinatti, OH

2011

"12th Annual National Young Painters - Finalist Exhibition", juried by Irene Hofmann, Heistand Galleries, Miami University - Oxford, OH
"The International Gift Fair - Summer", with Ink Dish - New York, NY
"Gallery Artists' Summer Group Exhibition", The Bonfoey Gallery - Cleveland, OH
"ArtPrize" Woman's CIty Club Exhibition Center - Grand Rapids, MI
"Ohio Governor's Office and Residence Exhibition" - Columbus, OH
"Synesthesia", eo art lab - Chester, CT
"Intersections", Zygote Press - Cleveland, OH
"The International Gift Fair - Winter", with Ink Dish - New York, NY

2010

"The Ties That Bind", eo art lab - Chester, CT
"Affordable Art Fair", with eo art lab - New York, NY
"Common Purpose", eo art lab - Chester, CT
"2nd Anniversary Show", POVevolving Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
“Annual Benefit Exhibition”, MOCA Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
“Paint Snob 2010”, 500x Gallery – Dallas, TX
“Shared Response”, eo Art Lab – Chester, CT
“The Expanding Gesture”, Cleveland Clinic Art Exhibition Space – Cleveland, OH
“11th Annual National Young Painters - Finalist Exhibition” juried by Raphaela Platow, Heistand Galleries, Miami Unversity - Oxford, OH

2009

“Give and Take”, eo Art Lab – Chester, CT
“Frigid Art”, Asterisk Gallery – Cleveland, OH
“Erie Prom”, Group Invitational Benefit, Spaces Gallery – Cleveland, OH
“Gallery Artists Spring Exhibition”, The Bonfoey Gallery – Cleveland, OH
“Anniversary Show”, POVevolving Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
“That is Sooooo Last Year”, William Rupnik Gallery – Cleveland, OH
“Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition” – Ohio State Fairgrounds – Columbus, OH
“19 – Summer Group Exhibition” Asterisk Gallery – Cleveland, OH
“73rd Annual Mid-Year Competition”, The Butler Museum of American Art – Youngstown, OH
“Works of Art on Paper” Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts – Loveladies, NJ
“Art 2009”, Highlands Museum of the Arts – Sebring, FL
“National Art Premiere 2009”, Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery – Elmhurst, IL

2008

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition”, Ohio State Fairgrounds – Columbus, OH
Gallery Artists, The Bennett Street Gallery – Atlanta, GA
“Art at Large”, Crybaby Art Gallery – Asbury Park, NJ
“American Summer – 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition”, Kingston Gallery – Boston, MA
“51st Annual Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art”, juried by Rachel Vancelette, Director of Barbara
Gladstone Gallery, NYC – Chautauqua, NY
“85th Annual Spring Show”, juried by David Hickey, Erie Art Museum – Erie, PA
“9th Annual National Young Painters Competition” juried by Peter Plagens, Heistand Galleries, Miami University – Oxford, OH

SELECTED PRESS  
2017

Featured Artist, Youngspace – April 11
Featured Artist, Design Crush – March 28
Indulging in Departures from Reality, by Chris Miller, Newcity Art – February 20
100 Best 2016, Creative Quarterly Annual Book - April
Featured Artist in The Art of Spray by Lori Zimmer -January

2016

I Want Candy: Dana Oldfather's Sugar by Joe Nolan, Number:Inc, November 13
A Beautiful Mind: The Cerebral Musings of Dana Oldfather Paint Profound Pictures with Universal Appeal, by
Michael C. Butz, Cleveland Canvas, Fall/Winter 2016, p20.
Artist Spotlight: Dana Oldfather, Booooooom Art!, October 21,2016
Dana Oldfather: Sugar, a New Abstract Series Debuts at Red Arrow Gallery, Cover and Article, Nashville Arts Magazine - September
Cheerful and Radiant, But Carefully Orchestrated: Dana Oldfather at Zg Gallery, Newcity Art – June 15
Creative Quarterly 43
, The Journal of Art and Design, New York, NY - Summer
Las Vegas Coctails, Cleveland Art, Freshwater Cleveland - March 7

2015

Dana Oldfather Brings Artistic Juxtapositions to Bonfoey Gallery, by Josh Usmani, Scene Magazine - September 30
Rising Cleveland Artist Opens Show at Bonfoey Gallery, Cool Cleveland - September 28
Artist to Know - Dana Oldfather, Fall Arts Preview, Cleveland Magazine - September
Dana Oldfather's Soft Armor at Bonfoey, by Micah Brown, CAN Journal - Fall

2014

Featured Artist, Pipin & Pearl, online blog – January 2
Absolut 2140 3rd Book, ROJO Projects – Sao Paulo, Brazil

2013

Two Abstract Exhibits, Kent State, by Dorothy Shinn  Enjoy.Ohio.com – November 8
Dana Oldfather, The Quiet Painter,
by Joseph Clark, Scene Magazine People Issue - August 14
Cleveland Connection Blurs Lines
, by Josh Usmani, Cool Cleveland – August 7
Dana Oldfather Talks Painting and Critiquing Others’ Paintings
, by Joseph Clark, Scene Magazine – July 29
The Pleasure of Seeing
by Lane Cooper, artHOPPER - June 12
CSU Gallery Show Curated by Dan Tranberg Shows How Painters Strive For Wall Power
, Steve Litt, The Plain Dealer – May 31
Cover Art & Featured Artist, CAN Journal – Summer Quarter
Live Interview with Dee Parry, Around Noon, WCPN, March 28
Exhibition by Cleveland Artist Includes Massive Abstract Work, The Vindicator, February 26
Dana Oldfather Brings Fresh New Work to Campus District, Campus District Observer – February
Interview, Eye Likey Blogspot - Janurary

2012

Dana Oldfather & Alyson Fox, New Dinnerware with Ink Dish, ART MILK – November 26, 2012
Sweet Station – November, 2012
100 Critics 100 Days, Critic’s Choice, Saatchi Online – August, 2012
Featured Artist, The Meadow, Art and Literature Journal, May 2012

2011

Cover and featured artist, Interrupture, Poetry and Art Journal, October, 2011
The Medium is the Message by Joseph Clark, Scene Magazine, September 7, 2011, page 27.
Women’s City Center Exhibition Review, by Joseph Becherer, The Grand Rapids Press, September 29, 2011
Book 6, Beautiful Decay
Featured Artist, Beautiful Decay, ContemporaryArt Mag Official Blog, Los Angeles, February 23, 2010
Featured Artist, Artist-a-Day, Contemporary Art Blog included in iGoogle, March 5, 2011

2010

The Abstracted Plane, Scene Magazine, Michael Gill, Cleveland, OH, November 17, 2010
Rising Above, Dana Oldfather, Color photo in the Metropolitan section, The New York Times, New York, NY, October 17, 2010
Gallery Guide, New York, NY, October  2010
Cleveland Gallery Guide, Cleveland, OH  2010-2011 issue
Design Firm Turns Dinnerware Into Works of Art, The New York Times, NY, NY, September 9, 2010
Fairest of the Fair, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, August 1, 2010
Cover Art, The Meadow, Art and Literature Journal, Reno, NV, May 2010
Mountaintime, Scene Magazine, Douglas Max Utter, April 28, 2010, p23.
Dana Oldfather at William Rupnik Gallery, Hello My Name is Art, Cleveland Art Blog, April 21, 2010
Featured Artist, Beautiful Decay, ContemporaryArt Mag Official Blog, Los Angeles, February 23, 2010
15 illustrators/artists to watch, Boss Style, Boston Contemporary Style Blog, February 10, 2010
Featured Artist, pinkEYE , Contemporary Art Blog, February 6, 2010
Featured Artist, The Best Part, Contemporary Art Blog, January 19, 2010
Featured Artist, Art Milk, Contemporary Art Blog, January 5, 2010

2009

Critic’s Pick, Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Online Art News, August 14, 2009
Cover Artwork, Redivider, Art and Culture Journal, Boston, MA, Fall 2009 Issue
Oh, That is Soooooo Last Year  at William Rupnik Gallery, Michael Gill, Scene Magazine, August 7, 2009.
Best of the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus Dispatch Review, August 2, 2009.
Blanket Magazine, Downloadable Online Art Zine, Issue 17: The Consumer Issue, August, 2009.
Sideswiped, Douglas Max Utter, Scene Magazine, Cleveland, OH  July 22-28, 2009, p 26
Opening Night: 19 @ Asterisk Gallery, Hello My Name is Art, Cleveland Art Blog, July 7, 2009
Cover Artwork, Cleveland Magazine’s Gallery Guide, Cleveland, OH, May, 2009.
Messy Magazine, Issue 3 – The Happiest Life, pgs 3, 7 and 26.
Dana Oldfather, A Romance in Lower Mathematics, Hello My Name is Art, Cleveland Art Blog, February 4, 2009
Studio Visit Magazine, Issue 5, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, p. 126 and 127.

2008

Capsule Reviews Exurbs: A Collected Environment, Theresa Bembnister, Scene Magazine, April 2, 2008
Muse, A Quarterly Journal by the Lit, Premier Issue, Cleveland, OH, January, 2008, pg. 10
Miami Displays Winning Work, Sara Pearce, Cincinnati Enquirer, January 24, 2008, Life Section

2007

Come Closer, Zachary Lewis, Scene Magazine, Cleveland, OH April 25, 2007
Gallery Owner Returns with Show That Focuses on Taking ‘Closer’ Look, Dan Tranberg , Friday! The Plain Dealer, April 27, 2007, p. T21

2006

Florescence, Zachary Lewis, Scene Magazine, May 24 – 30, 2006, p. 25
Artist’s New Work Focuses on Women, Dan Tranberg, Friday! The Plain Dealer, May 19, 2006 p.T29
Cover and Featured Artist of the Month, Epitome Magazine, Cleveland, OH, May, 2006 p.14-15
No Vacancies, Tim Vickers, Cleveland Magazine, March, 2006, p.22
Art Exhibits, Brooke Willis, Northern Ohio Live, February, 2006, p.13

SELECTED AWARDS AND PRIZES  
2015

MOCA Cleveland, Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Awardee, Naomi Beckwith, MCA - Chicago, IL

Dave Bown - 10th Semiannual Competition, Honorable Mention - New York, NY

2014

Dave Bown - 7th Semiannual Competition, Honorable Mention - New York, NY

2013

Ohio Portfolio - The Pizzuti Collection
Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award

2012

William and Dorothy Yeck Award for Young Painters, Juried by Irene Hofmann, Miami University - Oxford, OH

2011

Residency, The Vermont Studio Center - Johnson, VT Artist in Residence, Zygote Press - Cleveland, OH

2009

Summer Quarter Grant, Working Artist Org.

2008

Second Place Finalist, William & Dorothy Yeck Award juried award by Peter Plagens, Heistand Galleries, Miami University  – Oxford, OH

CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Joseph Editions, The Pizzuti Collection – Columbus, OH
E7 Design - Austin, TX
American Campus Communities – Austin, TX
The Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV
Aria Hotel & Casino, MGM International – Las Vegas, NV
Bellagio Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
Eaton Corporate Headquarters – Cleveland, OH
Miami University – Oxford, OH
Sacred Pepper - Tampa, FL
Vdara Hotel & Spa – Las Vegas, NV
Stinson Leonard Street – Kansas City, MO
Oatey Company - Cleveland, OH
Ohio Desk – Cleveland, OH
The Cleveland Clinic – Twinsburgh, OH
The Intercontinental Hotel, Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Art Association - Cleveland, OH
Jones Day – Cleveland, OH
Omega Laboratories – Mogadore, OH
Wendy’s Corporation – Dayton, OH
The Progressive Insurance Art Collection – Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Artists’ Foundation – Cleveland, OH
American Greetings – Cleveland, OH
University of Toledo – Toledo, OH
Marriott Hotel – multiple cities, USA
Rockwell Automation – Beachwood, OH
First Energy – Cleveland, OH
Westin Hotel – Cleveland, OH
Hilton Hotel - Cleveland, OH
The Gates Group - Cleveland, OH
National Polymer Research Center, University of Akron - Akron, OH
Zygote Press - Cleveland, OH
Butler University - Indianapolis, IN

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Zg Gallery - Chicago, IL
The Bonfoey Gallery – Cleveland, OH
Red Arrow Gallery - Nashville, TN