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Dana Hemes constructs system-based, visual experiments with human and nonhuman participants to explore interspecies dialogues. Drawing from process philosophy, technoculture and non-anthropocentric sciences, she creates functioning, complex systems to examine how interspecies interactions change the role of the human and the meaning of communication. She holds an MFA in Studio Arts from Montclair State University, and a BFA from NYU in Photography and Imaging and Studio Arts. She has been artist-in-residence at Whitecliffe College in New Zealand, with the School of Making Thinking and the Wassaic Project in New York, with the Holes in the Wall Collective in Pennsylvania and with the Marble House Project in Vermont. She has exhibited in various galleries and museums -- including Whitecliffe College, Cardiff School of Art and Design, MagnanMetz and Pioneer Works. She has presented artist talks at Eyebeam, the School of Visual Arts, and at MSU. She lives and works in New York.




2014           Montclair State University

                   Montclair, NJ

                   MFA Studio Arts: Sculpture/Interactive Installation


2008           New York University

                   Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY

                   BFA Photography and Imaging, Studio Arts Minor


2015           Wassaic Project Fellowship 

2013           F. Paul Shields Jr. Scholarship 

2012--14      Graduate Assistantship

2008           University Honors

2005--08      Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship

2004--08      Wasserman Scholarship 

                   Schlumberger Scholarship


2021-22      Studio178 Residency, Cornerstone STUDIOS

2020-21      Ocean Memory Project, Grant Recipient

2017           Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

                   Cabin Collective (co-host/resident), New Jersey

2016           Marble House Project-- Vermont

                   Holes in the Wall Collective-- Pennsylvania

2015           Wassaic Artist in Residence-- New York

2013           Whitecliffe College Artist-in-Residence-- Auckland, New Zealand

                   School of Making Thinking-- New York



2021           Interview with ecoartspace 

2017           Panel Discussion at Monmouth Museum-- Lincroft, NJ

                   Extended Listening workshop at Cabin Collective residency-- Newton, NJ

2016           Cosmologies: Shaped by Trauma Panel Discussion at Eyebeam-- Brooklyn, NY

                   Found Sound Nation: A Living Together Interview with Clocktower Radio-- Brooklyn, NY

2014           Artist talk at School of Visual Arts, Photography Department-- New York, NY 

                   Artist talk at Montclair State University, Art Department-- Montclair, NJ

2013           Artist talk at Whitecliffe College-- Auckland, New Zealand


2021           OIOMx3, New York, NY - (upcoming, virtual) 

2017           Animal Architects, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ  

                   Tristate Maker Faire, Lakeville, CT         

2016           Wassaic Summer Exhibition, Wassaic, NY

                   The Maize, New Jerusalem, PA

                   A Living Together at PioneerWorks, Brooklyn, NY

2015           Governors Island Art Fair, New York, NY 

                   Surroundings at Index Art Center, Newark, NJ

2014           Sliver at Index Art Center, Newark, NJ 

                   Stratatorium MFA Thesis Show at MagnanMetz, New York, NY   

                   Homo[+]/Homo 1, Phase 1 at Finley Gallery, Montclair, NJ 

2013           Micro-Culture at Whitecliffe College, Auckland, New Zealand 

                   Portfolio: Works on Paper at Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff, Wales 

                   Emergenc[i]es at Finley Gallery, Montclair, NJ 

                   Homegrown at Finley Gallery, Montclair, NJ 

2012           Unproblematic at Finley Gallery, Montclair, NJ 

2011           Get There at Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY 

                   The Project Collective: Pantry Party at Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY 

2008           Three’s a Crowd BFA Thesis Exhibition, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY 

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