Art Students League of New York
Dana Louise Kirkpatrick is an artist whose archetypes – the boxer, the slave, the queen – are characterized by a loose and graphic style reminiscent of street art in the 1980s. Her work aims to contextualize social, cultural and individual behaviors as they relate to themes such as injustice and violence. Kirkpatrick scavenges a variety of materials – from house paint to found detritus – that reposition the commonplace and the refined. Each piece represents personal experience as defined by the unique responsibility to say something.
Kirkpatrick has exhibited with The Hole (New York City, 2012), CultureFix (New York City, 2011), Compound Projects (Malibu, 2009), Canvas Gallery (Malibu, 2009), Quicksilver's SiteLA (Los Angeles, 2008), SmartCar (Los Angeles, 2007), and Marine Salon (Los Angeles, 2003).
Her work has been collected by Lyndley & Sam Schwab, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Ben Harper, Justin Timberlake, Tim Armstrong, Tony Hawk, Dana White, Tim Hutton, Will-Dog (Ozomatli), Gareth & Christine Kantner, Gina Bellman, Michael Lerch, Catherine Benett (CFDA), Roxanne & James Grant, Jon Bresler, Gabriel Fialkoff, James D. Stern, Stephen Nemeth, including others.
Numerous charity auctions have featured Kirkpatrick’s work. Among them, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Silverlake Conservatory of Music, the Grammy Foundation & MusiCares, Surfers Healing Autism, and the Tony Hawk Charitable Foundation.
In 2001, Kirkpatrick received the prestigious Leonardo DaVinci Medal from Georgetown University.
Kirkpatrick was born in Cambridge, MA, USA. She currently lives in New York and Los Angeles.