Dana Clancy

Member, NASAD Board of Directors
Elected October 2022, term ends October 2025

Dana Clancy currently serves as Director and Associate Professor of Art at Boston University School of Visual Arts, where she has also taught in the Painting area since 2000. Her area of research is the relationship of the artist and the public to the contemporary art institution, which also helps to inform her leadership.

As an artist, Professor Clancy is represented by Alpha Gallery, Boston and has had solo exhibitions there and at the Danforth Museum of Art, the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Babson College, Laconia Gallery, Harvard University Medical School, Boston University, and other venues. She has been included in group exhibitions nationally and internationally in Florence and Como, Italy. Since 2007, Professor Clancy has painted and drawn from contemporary museum renovations and buildings from MoMA to Maxxi in Rome, and worked from modernist icons such as the Guggenheim Museum and Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye. She uses the traditional materials of painting to explore contemporary architecture and site-based artwork informed by contemporary perspectives on the legacy of modernism.

Professor Clancy has been the recipient of a St. Botolph Club Foundation Award, a grant from the Artists Resource Trust, a Clowes Award residency to the Vermont Studio Center, a Tinkertank residency at Threewalls gallery in Chicago and a residency at Camac Centre d’Art in France with support from a grant from the Fondation Tenot. Her work has been published in the book 100 Boston Painters and included in several editions of New American Paintings Northeast Edition as well as being consistently reviewed in The Boston Globe.

Professor Clancy serves NASAD as a visiting evaluator.

Professor Clancy holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College, in addition to studies at the New York Studio School and Hunter College.

Posted November 2022