Dana Rose

(b. 1972)

Dana Rose was born in 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1995 she earned her B.A. degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and then went on to complete her M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia in 2000. From 2000 to 2009 she worked as an editor and designer for Crescent Moon Pictures, a high-definition production company in Bluffton, South Carolina. During this time, she also created MINE Studios, an art and digital media studio focused on melding art and technology. In 2010 she began working as a graphic designer at Brite Ideas Decorating in Omaha, Nebraska.

Rose enjoys experimenting with a wide variety of media in her own art. Working with illustration, traditional and non-traditional painting, cartooning, motion graphics, and video editing, she creates artwork that speaks to the changing styles within the modern African American artistic community. While her graphic design work focuses on illustration and animation, the subject matter of her paintings also includes memories of her own life from everyday moments – events that hold specific, personal significance or from childhood recollections of merriment and family.

Dana Rose was included in the exhibition A Greater Spectrum: African American Artists of Nebraska 1912-2010 on view at the Museum of Nebraska Art from December 4, 2010 to April 3, 2011.

Dana Rose is not represented in the Museum of Nebraska Art collection.