Bio/CV

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Dana Younger earned a BA in Theater from the University of Texas at Austin. His experiences in the theater, including acting, directing and prop making, all culminated with an interest in art fabrication and business. Younger began his work as an artist as a founding partner of Blue Genie Art Bazaar, an annual holiday art show, and Blue Genie Art Industries, an art/fabrication company. Currently he is a manager of writers, designers and fabricators for Texas Parks and Wildlife. His work has been featured in galleries throughout Texas and the US including New Mexico State University, the Louise Hopkins-Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock, Wright State University in Ohio, Purdue University in Indiana, Abilene Christian University, Texas A&M and Stephen F. Austin University in Texas   Younger was awarded “Best in Show” in the 2014 Georgetown Art Hop Statewide Arts Competition.  He says, “whether it’s making rubber molds, CAD models, or creative relationships, the excitement for me is learning new materials, people, and ways of putting things together.”

 

 

Education

1994     BA Theater University of Texas at Austin

 Selected Recent Shows

2016 TWO

ARTROOM, Fort Worth, TX

 

2016 Sum You Some Me

Matteson-Parrish Gallery, Lone Star College, The Woodlands, TX

 

2016 Small Works

Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, FL

 

2016 Birth, Rebirth and Elemental Origins

Dimension Gallery, Austin, TX

 

2016 EXPO 35

BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY

Juror: Mary Potter – Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of Art

 

2016 SUM YOU SOME ME

Aquinas College Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2015 RE•WESTERN

5&J Gallery, Lubbock, TX

 

2015 Red Dot

Women and Their Work, Austin, TX

 

2015 One Cubed

Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD

 

2015 Real People 2015

Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL

Award: Artistic Merit

 

2015 Re-Visioning the West

New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

 

2015 RECYCLED

Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX

 

2015 Eco Creations 6

Muse Gallery, Longmont, CO

 

2015 RE•WESTERN

Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

Director John Handley

 

2014 MATERIAL MATTERS

WOCA Projects Fort Worth, TX

Juror: Erin Cluely – Director Erin Cluely Gallery Dallas

 

2014-2015 MATERIALIZE

Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Fountain Gallery, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN

Juror: Tom Lauerman – Sculpture Chair, Penn State University

2014 Ulterior Motifs #13

Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX

 

2014 Statewide Georgetown ArtHop

Art Center, Georgetown, TX

Juror: Scott Proctor – Faculty, Temple College of Arts

Award: Best in Show

 

2014 RE•WESTERN

ACU Downtown, Abilene, TX

 

2014 9th National Juried Exhibition

Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

 

2014 Regional Juried Exhibition

Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX

2014 In Your Face

Test Tube Gallery, Austin, TX

 

2014 RE•WESTERN

Wright Gallery, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

 

2014 Sculpture for All

SFA State University, Nacogdoches, TX

 

2014 Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art

Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX

 

 

2013 RE•WESTERN

G Gallery, Houston, TX

 

2000-2012 Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Various Locations, Austin, TX

 

2012 First Annual Blue Genie Invitational

Blue Genie Art, Austin, TX

Professional Experience

2008 – Present     Exhibit Planning, Production and Regional Interpreter Manager, Texas Parks and Wildlife

2000 – Present Founding Partner Blue Genie Art Bazaar (Annual holiday art show)

1999 – 2008 Founding Partner Blue Genie Art Industries- BGA (Art design/fabrication service)

1996 – 1999 Co-owner Black Mountain Art (Art design/fabrication service)

Guest Artist/Lectures

2015 St. Edwards University

2015 McCallum Fine Arts High School

2015 Texas A&M School of Architecture

2015 Georgetown Art Center

2015 Stephen F. Austin State University

2014 Abilene Christian University

2013 Texas A&M University School of Architecture

2010 University of Texas School of Theater and Dance

2007 Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

2005 University of Texas at Austin School of Art and Art History

Press

2016

Arnold, H.C., Dimension Gallery opens with “Birth, Rebirth and Elemental Origins”, Art and Arnold, https://artandarnold.wordpress.com/2016/03/11/dimension-gallery-opens-with-birth-rebirth-elemental-origins/ March 11

McManus, Molly, New gallery adds unique dimension, Culture Map Austin, http://austin.culturemap.com/news/arts/03-04-16-new-east-austin-gallery-dimension-sculpture-3d-birth-exhibit-springdale March 4

Irwin, Shelly, Sum You, Some Me, WGVU Radio NPR affiliate, http://wgvunews.org/post/sum-you-some-me January 22

Sainz, John, Sum You, Some Me: AMC Exhibit Evokes Powerful Emotions, The Saint, https://thesaintaq.com/2016/01/30/sum-you-some-me-amc-exhibit-evokes-powerful-emotions/ January 30

Bode, Kim, Michigan College to Host Human Figure Art Exhibition combining Paint and Sculpture Featuring Texas-based Artists, PRWEB http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13161522.htm January 13

2015 Meyers, Vincent, October FFAT and APR/TASA Conference. The Bowerbird http://www.thebowerbirdlbk.com/#!october-2015/cdmz October 20

Moore, S. Derrickson. ‘Re:Visioning the West’ artists offer new perspective on the West, Las Cruces Sun-News. http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/entertainment/local/sunlife/2015/05/21/re-visioning-west-opens-at-nmsus-art-gallery/32301929/, September 17

Hansen, Zak, UAG displays a new vision of the West, Las Cruces Bulletin, May 15

Sweeten, Evie, Get Re-Westerned, The Pine Log http://www.thepinelog.com/entertainment/article_d3b31cbe-d32f-11e4-a369-17e5c084b497.html  March 25

Nacogdoches Visitors Bureau, Re-Western exhibition features new look at Old West, www.visitnacogdoches.org          Mar 12

Goodrich, Robbie, SFA to host ‘Re-Western’ Exhibition, Shelby County Today. Mar 11

2014    Broussard, Christine, Playing With Art, The Daily Sentinel. Jun 26.

Overturf, Jordan. Re-Western: The New Old West, The Eagle. http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/exhibit-puts-feminine-twist-on-masculine-movie-roles/article_26cfa798-0635-56d2-bbed-92e3a3496b5f.html Jan 24.

2013    Koenig, Abby. Saying Goodbye to the Old West at G Gallery. Houston Press-Art Attack. http://www.houstonpress.com/arts/saying-goodbye-to-the-old-west-at-g-gallery-6394573 Dec 9

Anspon, Catherine. Terrific 10. Paper City – Art Notes. Jan 21

Rolphing, Phillip. Art Questions Gender Stereotypes of American Western Mythology, ArchOne e-newsletter,      College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. https://one.arch.tamu.edu/news/2013/11/19/faculty-paintings-question-wests-stereotypes/Nov 19.