...   is a photographer, born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and most recently of Muskegon, Michigan where she relocated in August of 2018. Dana started her practice as a photographer as a young girl without realizing it by using car windows to frame images while on long drives to see her grandparents or on vacation road trips with her parents. During her high school career she was formally introduced to film photography and the darkroom. Once there, she immediately felt at home. She was offered her first job as a photographer just before high school graduation and starting her photography studies at Webster University.  She has continued to pursue the medium in one form or another ever since. Over the years, that led to her participating in juried group shows such as Venus Envy and being a part of the permanent collection at Uptown Station in Normal, Illinois, being the co-pioneer in the non-profit group, Missouri Heart Gallery, which uses photography to aid in the permanent placement of foster children, and more recently, venturing out into solo shows.


contact: lifemorenormal at gmail.com


s h o w s

2004 Venus Envy, Juried Artist (St. Louis, MO)

2004–2007 - Missouri Heart Gallery, Co-founder & Director of Photography (Missouri)

2005 Venus Envy, Juried Artist (St. Louis, MO)

2006 Fostering Families Magazine, Aug. cover photograph (National)

2012  Uptown Station, Juried permanent collection (Normal, IL)

2012  Friends of Arts, Post Card Art Show (Normal, IL)

2012  Heartland Community College, Merit of Honor Award (Normal, IL)

2013  Friends of Arts, Post Card Art Show (Normal, IL)

2013 The Coffeehouse, month long public show, 15 piece collection (Normal, IL)

2013  MySLart.org, 33 October show, Visitor’s Choice Award (St. Louis, MO)

2014  Escape Into Life, Featured Artist, s t u c k Series (National)

2014  Arterie, Inspiration Within, Juried Artist (Chicago, IL)

2015  Women Made, Juried Artist, 18th International Open, s t u c k Series (Chicago, IL)

2015  Behind the Glass Fine Art Gallery & Studio, Featured Artist, Whisper Series (Bloomington, IL)

2015   Behind the Glass Fine Art Gallery & Studio, Guest Artist (Bloomington, IL)

2016   Prairie Art Alliance Gallery, Images of Illinois (Illinois)

2016   Inside Out: Accessible Art Cooperative, Community Art Showcase (Bloomington/Normal)

2016   May & June : Featured artist at First Friday. Showcasing at Refine 309 (Bloomington, IL)

2017   Behind the Glass Fine Art Gallery & Studio, Guest Artist (Bloomington, IL)

2017 - Exquisite Piercing, Guest Artist (Bloomington, IL) 

2017 - Julie Meulemans Gallery, Featured Artist, For the Love of Knockers 100 piece collection (Bloomington, IL)

2017- Webster Arts, "On The Street Where I Live" national show, Juried Artist, November 16th - December 23rd (St. Louis, MO)