Artist

Dana Oldfather

Dana Oldfather

Dana Oldfather was born in 1978 in Berea, Ohio. She has been linked to Cleveland’s artistic resurgence beginning in 2010. She is an oil painter as well as a dinnerware designer and is completely self-taught.

Oldfather paints with a focus on themes of femininity and motherhood. She cites Willem de Kooning and Yoshitomo Nara as influences. Her paintings help her process her existential thoughts and grapple with feelings of dread and insecurity. Exercising an intuitive use of color and gesture, Oldfather cements her position as a contemporary abstractionist.