When Dana was a student at BCD, he was awarded the Winthrop Campus Janie Goldenberg Studio Art Prize. A decade later, Dana has returned to his roots, only now the student is the teacher. Dana began to teach Conceptual Drawings to BCD’s Upper School students this year. After graduating from BCD’s high school, Dana studied art and graphic design at SUNY Purchase. Dana worked five years as a Senior Web Designer for Victoria’s Secret, before relocating to the Berkshires. Today, he also works at the Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Lenox, MA, and he has done website design for MASS MoCA and the Elsberg Kelley Foundation. Dana’s recent artwork consists of handmade ink drawings on paper. Dana’s work can be seen at www.danapiazza.art and on Instagram @ danapiazza.
What was your favorite experience at BCD?
My favorite class was with Sasha Sicurella, my former teacher and now my colleague! Sasha organized an Art Trip to New York City where we visited the studios of real working artists. Seeing someone making art professionally, in person, helped prove to me that art can be a career.
What plans do you have for the future?
I’m working on drawings for Art on Paper, an art fair in New York City in March. I’m showing with Muriel Guépin Gallery, who will continue to represent my work in her SoHo gallery.