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 and art. 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




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



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

                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




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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