Born 1977, in New York. Lives in Copake, New York.
Dana Sherwood is a multimedia artist who examines the expansive topic of the Anthropocene. The artist is best known for preparing elaborate banquets and cakes for local wildlife, the consumption of which she documents with covert video footage and fanciful watercolors. Sherwood’s work creatively examines the complex and intimate relationship between humans and other animals in an increasingly homogenized ecosystem, one which is threatened by climate change and development.
Dana Sherwood received her BFA from the University of Maine, Farmington. Dana Sherwood has exhibited in dOCUMENTA 13 and at Mass MoCA, Storm King, Nassau County Museum of Art, Flux Factory, Socrates Sculpture Park, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, and Marianne Boesky Gallery, among others. Sherwood has had solo exhibitions at Denny Dimin Gallery (New York, 2019), Kepler Art Conseil (Paris, 2017), Denny Gallery (New York, 2016), and Nagel-Draxler Reisbureau Galerie (Cologne, 2015). Her work has been featured or reviewed in publications including The New York Times, Forbes, Hyperallergic, Surface, The Village Voice, Food & Wine, The Huffington Post, Art F City, and the Miami Rail. Sherwood has received several prestigious residencies including Swing Space by LMCC, Pilchuck Glass School, and OMI International Arts Center.
Sight Equus Mongolia was installed inside a large installation in the form of a tent inspired by Sherwood’s recent research in Mongolia exploring herding culture and Shamanism. The video and installation were included in Sherwood’s exhibition Horses for the Trees at Denny Dimin Gallery from November 1 to December 21, 2019.
Sight Equus Mongolia, 2019
5 min 22 sec
Edition of 3 + 2 APs
The Wild and the Tame was installed in Dana Sherwood’s exhibition Crossing the Wild Line at Denny Gallery from January 10 to February 21, 2016.
The Wild and the Tame, 2015