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Dana Schutz is one of the great figurative painters of our time―an eminent storyteller who depicts people in complex and often gigantic compositions. For two decades now, Schutz has distinguished herself with her tremendous narrative power, vigorous sense of color and ability to merge the gruesome, grotesque, absurd and comic.
This richly illustrated catalog presents paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture, providing an overview of Schutz's entire career to date. Alongside a thorough analysis of Schutz's work by curator Anaël Pigeat, it presents a studio visit described in detail by art critic (and friend of the artist) Jarrett Earnest, whose text is accompanied by Polaroids of the studio that unfold Schutz’s working methods. Also featured is a conversation between curator Anders Kold and the artist, and a poetic essay by award-winning author Lauren Groff.
Dana Schutz was born in 1976 in Livonia, Michigan, and received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio, and her MFA from Columbia University, New York. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent solo museum exhibitions include Dana Schutz: Eating Atom Bombs held at the Transformer Station, Cleveland, Ohio (2018), which debuted a series of paintings by the artist; an exhibition of new work at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2017); a career survey at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2015); and a solo exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield, England (2013), which traveled to the kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany (2014).