Dana received her MFA from Ohio State University and came to Portland in 1988 as an artist in residence at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts. For two decades she has maintained a rigorous studio practice that engages architectural space, glass, light and shadow among numerous other materials. The results fluctuate between intimate domestic-scaled pieces, to interdisciplinary performance collaborations, and large-scale public works that energize and alter one’s experience of their environment. Louis’ work is influenced by her travels, her many collaborative experiences as an artist and also by her practice and study of yoga. Her work explores the connective layers in all of these experiences. Sculpture Magazine, Artweek and the German periodical Glashaus, among other periodicals have reviewed her work. In addition to awards from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Louis is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, a recent residency at Caldera in Sisters, OR and an upcoming residency at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. She has shown her work in exhibitions at the Art Gym, Marylhurst College, OR, and the Berkeley Art Center, CA, among others. In 2014 she was featured in a solo show at the Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR. 


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