Dana Frankfort

 ( 1971, Houston, TX, USA)

Dana Frankfort (born 1971, Houston, TX) received a BA in Art History from Brandeis University in 1995 and an MFA from Yale University in 1997. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, also in 1997. From 1999-2000 Frankfort was an MFAH Core Studio Art Resident. One-person exhibitions include: Southwest School of Art, San Antonio (2018); James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA (2011); Inman Gallery (2012, 2010, 2007); Sorry We're Closed, Brussels (2008); Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY (2007); and Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2006). Her paintings have been included in the group exhibition Abstract America: New Painting from the U.S., Saatchi Gallery, London (2009-10); and locally in Learning by Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (2008-09). Frankfort received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2006. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Rice University, Houston, TX, St. Edward’s University, Austin and The Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Frankfort lives and works in Houston, TX.

1997 M.F.A., Painting and Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1997 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1995 B.A., History of Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Simultaneously brutal and ethereal, Frankfort’s canvases draw from the lineage of Howard Hodgkin and Morris Louis in their intensity of colour, impassioned brushstrokes, and linear compositions. Her paintings contain one- or two-word phrases that read like poetic culture-koans.The sophistication of Frankfort’s process belies the imperative of her sentiments. The urgency of her aesthetic is contrasted with time consuming processes of sanded surfaces, premeditated spill patterns, and calculated layers of matte and high-gloss finish. Through this considered arbitration, Frankfort frames her text with the complexity of psychological depth, creating a palimpsest of memory and emotive association.
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
What Wind, New York
February 05 - March 02, 2019

there was a stone, Inman Gallery, Houston, US

Dana Frankfort: Works on Paper, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, US

Space Between Paintings, Carillon Gallery, Tarrant County Community College, Fort Worth, US

For the Birds, Inman Gallery, Houston, US

Galleria Glance, Torino, IT
HIT OR MISS, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, US
HI, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, US

PICTURES, Inman Gallery, Houston, US

PEOPLE LIKE US, Miami, NADA/Bellwether Gallery, New York/Miami, US
BLAH BLAH BLAH, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, US
SPIT, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, BE

WORD, Inman Gallery, Houston, US
DF, Bellwether Gallery, New York, US

BELIEVER, Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, US

WHAT’S SO FUNNY, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, US

What Wind, curated by Eric Palgon, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York, US

Under Erasure, Pierogi Gallery, New York, US
Between the Clock and the Bed, Memorial Gall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US
Out of Line, September Gallery, New York, US
Texas, Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, US
USPS, Free Academy University, Tbisili, GE
Out of Our Closet, La Montagne Gallery, Boston, US

Prints: Frankfort, Joyce, Moorhead, Inman Gallery, Houston, US
Zing Zam Blunder, Harbinger Projects, Reykjavik, Iceland The Reflection in the Sword of Holofernes, Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, US
Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson, US

Flat Screen, Split Screen, Smoke Screen, Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence University, Bronxville, US

Jackie Gendel and Dana Frankfort, Talk, Tops Gallery, Nashville, US

Jew York, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, US

Girl Talk: Women and Text, Contemporary Arts Museum, Raleigh, US
Simpatico, Stone Gallery, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, US
Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, The Jewish Museum, New York, US

Group Exhibition: Works on Paper, Inman Gallery, Houston, US

Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism, The Jewish Museum, New York, US
S, M, L, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, US
Tenants, 106 Green Street Gallery, Brooklyn, US

Chunky Monkey, Red Flagg Gallery, New York, NY
Salt Peanuts, Inman Gallery, Houston, US
Artists Who Use Text To Say Nice Things, curated by Aaron Krach, 206 Rivington St, New York, US

In Your Face, Buia Gallery, New York, US
Abstract America, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
a new high in getting low II, John Connelly Presents, New York, US
Special Opening, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, BE

Post Retro, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, US
Warhol and…, Kantor Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, US
I am the Walrus!, curated by David Coyle, Gallery 40000, Chicago, US
A New High In Getting Low, curated by John Connelly, Artnews Projects, Berlin, DE
Joe Bradley, Ann Craven, Dana Frankfort, & Keith Mayerson, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, US

Scarecrow, Postmasters Gallery, New York, US
History Lesson: Part III, Gavin Brown Enterprises-Passerby, New York, US
Something and Nothing, Exhibition Dynasty, Gallery MC, New York, US
Open Network: Brooklyn, Ampersand International, San Francisco, CA

Suggestion, Belief, Emptiness, Jessica Murray Projects, New York, US
Conversational Lag, Volume Gallery, New York, US
Glimpse, Mixed Greens, New York, US

August, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, US
Grotto II, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, US

The Light Show, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, US

New Painting, Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston, US
New Work, Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, US

Red Hot: Painting, Arlington Museum of Art, Fort Worth, US
Core Fellows, MFA Exhibition, Glassell School Gallery, Houston, US