born in Berea, Ohio in 1978


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS                

2018        (upcoming) Zg Gallery – Chicago, IL
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
2013        “Tap, Crack, Bellow” The Butler Institute of American Art – Youngstown, OH
2012        William & Dorothy Yeck Award Winner Exhibition, Heistand Galleries, Miami University – Oxford, OH


SELECTED TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014        ROY G BIV Gallery – Columbus, OH
2011        “Sweet & Dangerous,” Survival Kit Gallery – Cleveland, OH
2010        “The Abstracted Plane” The Bonfoey Gallery – Cleveland, OH
2008        “Exurbs: A Collective Environment” 3 person exhibition, The Bonfoey Gallery – Cleveland, OH


ART FAIRS AND SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS    

2018        CAN Triennial – Cleveland, OH
                Zg Gallery – Chicago, IL
               “Fathom Five”, Progressive Main Campus – Mayfield, OH
                ICFF, Kathryn Markel Fine Art – New York, NY
                Art on Paper, Kathryn Markel Fine Art – New York, NY
                "Drawn Together”, Heights Art – Cleveland Heights, OH
2017        “Echoes”, Kathryn Markel Fine Art – New York, NY
                Market Art Design, Kathryn Markel Fine Art – Bridgehampton, NY
                ICFF, Kathryn Markel Fine Art – New York, NY
                Colors Lines Layers , Cass Contemporary – Tampa, FL
                Art Palm Springs, Duane Reed Gallery -  Palm Springs, CA
               “The Para-Natural World”, Zg Gallery – Chicago, IL
                Art Palm Beach – Miami, FL
2016        Miami Project, Red Arrow Gallery – Miami, FL
                Texas Contemporary, Red Arrow Gallery – Houston, TX
                “Vox XII”, Vox Populi – Philadelphia, PA
2015        “Visual Language”, RB Stevenson Gallery – La Jolla, CA
                NOADA ARTExpo, Transformer Station - Cleveland, 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
2014        “Surfaces”, Chautauqua Institute – Chautauqua, NY
                “Green Heaven”, RB Stevenson Gallery – La Jolla, CA
2013        “Out with the Old”, Summer Group Exhibition, Library Street Collective – Detroit , MI
2012        12 x 12, juried by Rebecca Wilson, Director, Saatchi Gallery – Online Exhibition


SELECTED PRESS

2018        A View From the Easel, Hyperallergic – February 23
                Friend of the Artist, Vol 6 - June
2017        A Journey Into Dana Oldfather's Life in Candyland, Cleveland Scene - November
                ArtMaze Magazine, Anniversary Issue, Vol 5 - October
                Makers CAN Journal Blog, Brittany M Hudak
                Youngspace – April 11
                Design Crush – March 28
                Indulging in Departures from Reality, by Chris Miller, Newcity Art – February 20
                100 Best 2016, Creative Quarterly Annual Book - April
                The Art of Spray by Lori Zimmer – January
2016        I Want Candy, by Joe Nolan, Number: Inc - November 13
                A Beautiful Mind: Cerebral Musings Profound Pictures with Universal Appeal, by Michael C. Butz, Cleveland Canvas, Fall/Winter 2016, p20.
                Artist Spotlight: Booooooom Art!, October 21,2016
                Sugar, a New Abstract Series Debuts at Red Arrow Gallery, Cover and Article, by Cat Acree, Nashville Arts Magazine - September
                Featured Artist, For-Example Art Blog - July 15
                Cheerful and Radiant, But Carefully Orchestrated at Zg Gallery, Newcity Art – June 15
                Creative Quarterly 43, The Journal of Art and Design , New York, NY – Summer
2015        Artist to Know - Fall Arts Feature, Cleveland Magazine
2014        Featured Artist, Pipin & Pearl, online blog – January 2
                Absolut 2140 4th Book, ROJO Projects – Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013        The Quiet Painter, by Joseph Clark, Scene Magazine People Issue - August 14
                The Pleasure of Seeing by Lane Cooper, artHOPPER - June 12, 2013
                CSU Gallery Show Curated by Dan Tranberg Shows How Painters Strive For Wall Power, Steve Litt, The Plain Dealer – May 31, 2013
                Cover Art & Featured Artist, CAN Journal – Summer Quarter, 2013
                Around Noon, IdeaStream 90.3, Live Radio Interview with Dee Perry – March 28, 2013
2012        ART Milk, New Dinnerware with Ink Dish – November 26, 2012
                Sweet Station – November, 2012
                100 Critics 100 Days, Critic’s Choice, Saatchi Online – August, 2012
                ART Milk, Featured Artist – January 23, 2012
2011        Women’s City Center Exhibition Review, by Joseph Becherer, The Grand Rapids Press, September 29, 2011
                Featured Artist, Beautiful Decay, November 17, 2011
                Book 6, Beautiful Decay
                Artist a Day, Contemporary Art Blog featured on iGoogle, March 5, 2011
2010        Design Firm Turns Dinnerware Into Works of Art, The New York Times, New York, NY, September 9, 2010
                Featured Artist, Beautiful Decay, Contemporary Art Mag Official Blog, Los Angeles, February 23, 2010
                ART Milk, Contemporary Art Blog, January 5, 2010
2009        Critic’s Pick, Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Online Art News, August 14, 2009

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2017        Bring em Back, Zygote Press – Cleveland, OH
2015        David Bown, 10th Semiannual Competition, Honorable Mention – New York, NY
                MOCA Cleveland, Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Awardee, Naomi Beckwith, MCA Chicago, IL
2014        David Bown, 7th Semiannual Competition, Honorable Mention – New York, NY
2013        Ohio Portfolio, The Pizzuti Collection – Columbus, OH
                Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
2012        William & Dorothy Yeck Award Winner, juried by Irene Hofmann , Heistand Galleries, Miami University – Oxford, OH
2011        Fellowship, Financial Aid, and Visual Artist 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, 9th Annual National Young Painters Competition, juried award by Peter Plagens, Heistand Galleries, Miami University  – Oxford, OH


CORPORATE & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

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


GALLERY REPRESENTATION                                                                                                                                            

Zg Gallery – Chicago, IL
Kathryn Markel Fine Art – New York, NY


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018        Visiting Artist, Lecture and Critiques, Cleveland Institute of Art – Cleveland, OH
                Visiting Artist, Lecture and Critiques, Kenyon College – Gambier, OH
2016        Guest Curator, The Bonfoey Gallery – Cleveland, OH
2013        Visiting Artist, Lecture and Critiques, Miami University – Oxford, OH
2011        Juror, American Greetings employee exhibition, SPACES Gallery – Cleveland, OH