Award-winning photographer Dana Buckley achieves a striking sense of intimacy in her work – whether she is exploring the flora of the California desert, the hidden alleys of Cuba or the bond between a mother and child. Rich and sensual, her photographs of the natural world invite the viewer to see beyond the familiar and appreciate the both simplicity and nuanced beauty of her subjects. At the same time, the play of light on these close-up images often create a dreamy, abstract quality. It is work that Frank Stella says “glows with surprising promise.”
Dana began her career as fashion photographer but quickly gravitated to the more spontaneous, uncontrived work of photographing children. She excelled in this field and spent more than 15 years working for national magazines and ad campaigns.
In 2000 Dana expanded her career by directing commercials for television and in 2004 she published her first book of photographs: “Dana Buckley: 50,” a series of haunting floral images displayed in platinum. Her second book, “Living Desert,” an exquisite collection of desert flora rendered in transcendent, meditative detail, has been compared to the work of Georgia O’Keefe. She is currently working on a collection of ethereal cloud photographs.
Her work is available at Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York or online. For more information or to purchase a book or print click here.
Shows and Exhibitions
2012 1650 Gallery, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
2010 New York University, Group Exhibition, New York, NY
2008 New York University, Kimmel Windows, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY
2008 The Asian/Pacific/American Institute, Group Exhibition, New York, NY
2006 Howard Greenberg Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York, NY
2005 Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana; Bosque Conservatory,Viewpoint 2005, Clifton, Texas; The Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, Virginia, 56th Annual Show
2003 George Turbovich Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Kansas City, Missouri; Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana; Parrish Art Museum, 38th Annual Juried Exhibition, Southampton, NY; Jay Hawkins Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Connors/Rosato Gallery, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY; Whitney Gallery, Greenport, NY; Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2001 Parrish Art Museum, 37th Annual Juried Exhibition, Southampton, NY; Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Barrett Art Center, New Directions ’01, Poughkeepsie, NY
2000 Photography: Contemporary Prospect, Yellow Springs, Pennsylvania
1999 Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana
1996 Stubbs Gallery, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY
1995 Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, New York; Morris Healy Gallery, Group Shows, New York, NY; Sotheby’s, Bid for Life (silent auction), New York, NY
1994 Barney’s, Red Windows Show, New York, NY
1988 Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Awards and Grants
Winner, Applied Arts Magazine, Excellence in Photography (2006)
Winner, Communication Arts Magazine, Excellence in Photography (2005)
Winner, Masur Museum of Art, Juried Show (2005)
Winner, ASMP competition, Image ’03 (2003)
Winner, Graphis, Applied Arts Magazine, Excellence in Photography (2002)
Finalist, New York Festivals competition (2000, 1994)
Winner, Art Direction Magazine, Excellence in Photography (1999, 1995-97, 1992-93, 1990, 1986) Grant, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, for work documenting the American West (1988)
Badgley Mischka, New York, NY
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
International Photography Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK
McDermott Will & Emery LLP, New York, NY
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY
Museum of Chinese in America, New York, NY
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Peter Marino Architect, New York, NY
Ralph Lauren, New York, NY
Urban Investments Advisors, Miami, FL
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, NY
American Baby, Brides, Children’s Business, Family Circle, Family Life, Ladies Home Journal, Parenting, Redbook, Self and Victoria, among others.
AT&T, Bloomingdale’s, Breyers/Good Humor Ice Cream, Disney, Fisher Price, Fujifilm, Gillette, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, Kraft Foods, Lever, Marriott, Proctor & Gamble, Sony and Samsung, among others.
Dana received a B.F.A from Tufts University and a diploma from the Boston Museum School in 1976. She received a M.A. from New York University in 2007.