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Dana Hoey


Dana Hoey (born Marin County, California) is a visual artist working with photography, using "the camera to reveal the inner life of women, especially young women." Her photographs are often ambiguous and have multiple meanings. In 1999, in an exhibition entitled Phoenix she showed a series of seventeen black-and-white photo-prints and one forty-one-foot-long digital billboard image; writing in Frieze, Vince Aletti said, "the exhibition is a mystery that bristles with clues but is ultimately unsolved; perhaps it is unsolvable."Her work has been exhibited in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, and London, England. Hoey's most notable solo exhibitions have been at the Tache Levy Gallery in Belgium and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. Her work is included in collections at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, CA; the Middlebury College Museum of Art, VT; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY.Hoey holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University (1989) and an M.F.A. from Yale University (1997). She also teaches at Columbia University.

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