Dana Sherwood








Born 1977, in New York. Lives in New York, New York.

Dana Sherwood’s work explores contact between human and non-human animals in order to understand culture and behavior. Her sculptures, video works, and watercolors portray ritualized feedings Sherwood performs for animals who live among or at the borders of human populations. She experiments night after night to serve a population of animals with decadent cakes, sculpted gelatin molds, and rare meats that they will enjoy, capturing their indulgence on film and making drawings of the encounters. The animals play a complex role as subjects and collaborators, asserting their visibility and desires even as Sherwood’s work theorizes about the Anthropocene, the current geological epoch in which human activity has caused substantial, irreversible damage to the natural world.

Dana Sherwood has exhibited in dOCUMENTA 13 and at Mass MoCA, Flux Factory, Socrates Sculpture Park, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, and Marianne Boesky Gallery, among others. Sherwood’s most recent solo exhibitions were at Kepler Art Conseil (Paris, 2017), Denny Gallery (New York, 2016), and Nagel-Draxler Reisbureau Galerie (Cologne, 2015), and has an upcoming exhibition Horses for the Trees at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York. Her work has been featured or reviewed in publications including The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, Art F City, and the Miami Rail. Sherwood has received several prestigious residencies including Swing Space by LMCC and OMI International Arts Center.

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Dana Sherwood (2017)
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Horses for the Trees
Crossing the Wild Line


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