Nature is the primary element in Dana Volkert's work; the artist isolates and enlarges details at an almost cellular level, creating compelling abstract compositions. Dana Volkert pursues her aesthetic quest with a wide range of painterly techniques and materials. Combining oil, gold leaf and mother of pearl in elegant organic patterns that interrelate with each other, Volkert is creating an installation throughout the gallery space. Maintaining a personal style in which the line is predominant, she constantly adopts new solutions to capture what is the inner movement within the natural elements. Dana Volkert received her bachelor's of fine art from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990 and currently lives and works in Middleburg, VA, she is married to the sculptor, Eric Goulder.
B.F.A San Francisco Art Institute
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
"Continuum" Ralls Collection Washington, D.C.
"More Skin" Earl McGrath Gallery Los Angeles
“Skin” Earl McGrath Gallery New York, NY..
“Niwa” The Studio Gallery Middleburg, VA.
Genus” Spike Gallery New York, NY.
Omni Gallery Uniondale, NY.
“Beetlemania” Dillon Gallery New York, NY.
Figure/Abstract Earl McGrath Gallery Los Angeles
USA, Earl McGrath Gallery, LA.
“All about me” Spike Galley
“Emerging Artist” Spike Gallery New York, NY.
“International Artist Show” Gallery Bi-z Kristinsand, Norway
“Art of Hearts” National Academy of Design New York, NY.
“Girls, Girls, Girls” Grand Salon, New York, NY.
“Flora & Fauna” John Pence Gallery San Francisco, CA. “Black & White” Dillon Gallery New York, NY.
“Introductions” John Pence Gallery San Francisco, CA.
2004 City Arts Award for Dr. Sheila Johnson
“ART WRAP,” Dana Volkert at the Ralls Collection, John Blee, October, The GEORGETOWNER
“Reviews: Dana Volkert at The Ralls Collection,” Stephen May, September, ART NEWS
“Taking A Shine To Abalone, Jessica Dawson,” July 21, THE WASHINGTON POST
“Artist Profile: Dana Volkert,” Arts Scene, The Alexandria Times, May 9
NIWA, Dana Volkert, poetry by Steve Scafidi
“Bound By An Artistic Vision,” Gail Waldron, May, 18, THE WASHINGTON POST
“DRAWN TO NATURE,” Gail Waldron, November, ELAN
“GENUS,” catalogue essay, Mac Griswold October
“Three Emerging Arstists, Omni Gallery,” Helen Harrison, April 27 THE NEW YORK TIMES