Dana Gordon

United States 1946

Abstract Art


Dana Gordon
Dana Gordon
United States
November 13, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Dana Gordon is an American abstract painter who explored playful shapes and intense colours to depict an exuberant abstraction. He examines the visual conversation between colours, shapes and lines creating pieces that evoke kaleidoscopic compositions, stained glass, or Orphic Cubism.

Colourful Paintings by Dana Gordon

D.Gordon - Balancing Act - 2012 (Left) / Coming Out - 2011 (Right)
D.Gordon – Balancing Act – 2012 (Left) / Coming Out – 2011 (Right)

Dana Gordon was born in Boston in 1946. He grew up in Chicago and received his BA in Painting and Writing from the Brown University, Providence and his MA in Painting from Hunter College in New York City. During his studies in NYC, Dana met the famous American sculptors George Sugarman and Tony Smith. Interested in Sugarman’s use of color, he worked for the noted artist for a several months in 1967. He also worked for Smith as his studio assistant making drawings – sketches and mechanical working drawings – and cardboard models for his pieces for a year and a half (1968-1969).

His painting has been included in many individual and collective exhibitions throughout the United States and beyond including at Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY; Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, NY; Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton; Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, NYC; Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, NYC; and Charles Cowles Gallery, NYC, among others.

Endless Paintings

D.Gordon - Endless Painting 1 - 2014 (Left) / Endless Painting 2 - 2014 (Right) - oil on canvas
D.Gordon – Endless Painting 1 – 2014 (Left) / Endless Painting 2 – 2014 (Right)

His work is held in such notable collections as The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; CGNA Museum, Philadelphia; The American College of Greece, Athens; and Royal Film Archive of Belgium, Brussels, among others.

Early in his career Gordon made experimental films, which had solo shows at MoMA and film museums internationally. His writing on art has been published in Commentary, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Sun, and the Jerusalem Post.

He is represented by IdeelArt since October 2015.

Exhibition at Andre Zarre Gallery

solo show at Andre Zarre Gallery - 2014 - oil on canvas
D.Gordon – solo show at Andre Zarre Gallery – 2014 – installation view

Dana Gordon is based in New York City.

Images Courtesy IdeelArt and the Artist
Portrait Photo by Annie Brumbaugh

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015UnknownMishkin Gallery, Baruch College, NYCGroup
2015Sideshow Nation III, Circle the WagonsSideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, BrooklynGroup
2015PaperazziJanet Kurnatowski Gallery, NYCGroup
2014Dana GordonAndre Zarre Gallery, NY, NYSolo
201440th Anniversary ExhibitionAndre Zarre GalleryGroup
2014UnknownThe Painting Center, The Ptg Ctr Turns 21, NYCGroup
2014Sideshow Nation II, the AlamoSideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, BrooklynGroup
2014PaperazziJanet Kurnatowski Gallery, NYCGroup
2013Dana GordonSideshow Gallery, Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, NYSolo
2013Surviving SandyIndustry City, BrooklynGroup
2013NurtureArt BenefitBernarducci Meisel Gallery, NYCGroup
2013Sideshow NationSideshow Gallery, BrooklynGroup
2012UnknownBushwick Open Studios, 1013 Grand Street, BrooklynGroup
2012What Only Paint Can DoTriangle Arts Assoc., BrooklynGroup
2012Mic CheckSideshow Gallery, BrooklynGroup
2011It's All GoodSideshow Gallery, BrooklynGroup
2010UnknownOpen Studios, 1013 Grand Street, BrooklynGroup
2003Dana GordonGallery Camino Real, Boca RatonSolo
2001UnknownCharles Cowles Gallery, NYCGroup
1997Dana GordonAndre Zarre Gallery, New York CitySolo
1996Dana GordonThe Courthouse Gallery of Anthology Film Archive, New York CitySolo
1996Sentient, artists from the Graz International StudioOld City Hall, Prague, CzechGroup
1995Kunstmuhle, nextkunst verein International Studio and Exhibition, Graz, AustriaSolo
1995UnknownAndre Zarre Gallery, NYC Group
1995News, Surprises, NostalgiaLeubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, NYCGroup
1995UnknownBlondies Contemporary Art, NYCGroup
1994Dana GordonAdelphi University, Garden City, Long IslandSolo
1994Dana Gordon55 Mercer Gallery, New York CitySolo
1994Thru Thick and ThinAndre Zarre Gallery, NYCGroup
1994UnknownBlondies Contemporary Art, NYC Group
1994Friends55 Mercer Gallery, New York CityGroup
1993Dana Gordon55 Mercer Gallery, New York CitySolo
1993Dana Gordon55 Mercer Gallery, New York CitySolo
1993Dana GordonThe Painting Center, New York CitySolo
1993UnknownPaolo Baldacci Gallery, NYCGroup
1993Visual EvidenceArt Initiatives at NY Law School Gallery, NYCGroup
1993The Preview ShowThe Painting Center, NYCGroup
1991UnknownThe Right Bank Gallery, Williamsburg, BrooklynGroup
1991UnknownBrand Name Damages Gallery, Williamsburg, BrooklynGroup
1989Paintings I LikeLedis Flam Gallery, NYCGroup
1988Dana GordonRuggiero-Henis Gallery, New York CitySolo
1987Knowing What I LikeKouros Gallery, NYCGroup
1985UnknownPeder Bonnier, Inc., NYCGroup
1985UnknownNorthside Arts and Industries, Williamsburg, BrooklynGroup
1984UnknownPeder Bonnier, Inc., NYCGroup
1983Jump—Four PaintersPainting Space 122, NYCGroup
1982Dana GordonEricson Gallery, New York CitySolo
1982UnknownFlorida State University Art GalleryGroup
1981CloudworksNeill Gallery, NYCGroup
1981UnknownEricson Gallery, NYCGroup
1981Performance626 Space, NYCGroup
1980FramesHunter Gallery, Hunter College, NYCGroup
1980Small WorksWash. Sq. East Galleries, New York Univ., NYCGroup
1980Performance626 Space, NYCGroup
1980PerformanceArtists Space, NYCGroup
1975UnknownHarbor Gallery, BostonGroup
1974UnknownNashua (New Hampshire) Arts and Sciences CenterGroup
1967Dana GordonArmour Gallery, ChicagoSolo