Dana Schutz (b. 1976, Livonia, Michigan) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her paintings depict darkly humorous narratives, hypothetical situations and impossible physical feats, such as swimming while smoking and crying or a manically refracted self- exam. Vibrant and tactile, Schutz’s oddly compelling images simultaneously engage the unique capabilities of the medium while conjuring a world both urgent and harrowing. She was on campus Mar. 4, 2019, to meet with students and participate in the Artists on the Future conversation series. In this series, supported by Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg, notable artists are paired with cultural thought leaders from various fields to talk about issues vital to our society. The goal of the series is to bring those working at the highest levels of human expression, creative thinking, and aesthetic impact into our deepest national conversations.
These images capture Schutz’s day on campus.