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Keeping Your Eye on the Long Game: Artist Dana Frankfort

Dana Frankfort’s paintings engage the history of abstract painting and feature bright colors, gestural brushwork, and text. She earned a BA in the History of Art from Brandeis University and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art. She attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and was a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting in 2006. Frankfort’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions internationally. She currently lives in Houston, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor of Painting at the University of Houston.


-Working with amazing faculty

-British landscape painting as an influence

-Taking a break from painting

-The importance of text in her work

-Painting as a sign or billboard

-Painting as a long game

-There isn’t one way to be an artist

-The painting will be there

-Color influxes

-Accessibility of language

-”Paint what I know”

- We create our own opportunities

-Investing back into the community


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