Dana Albany produces and fabricates large-scale sculptures, museum exhibits and interactive installations of enterprising vision. Originating from a collage of recycled materials, Albany's work reclaims and reimagines our scraps and discarded objects into a reconciliation of the detritus of human life. As a long-time Burning Man creator, Albany has created and installed twelve large-scale installations in Black Rock City, Nevada.
She has created and exhibited for the de Young Museum of Art, the Exploratorium, The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Arts Commission, SOMAR Gallery and the San Francisco Airport.
"I'm an urban policy and planning consultant in Los Angeles and specialize in community engagement. During these times of social distancing, I am leaning into unconventional ways of engaging the public and would like to consult with you regarding a public installation for the company I represent." - T.R.
In 2017, Dana completed one of her most beautiful pieces, Tara Mechani, a recycled figure made out of mixed-metals, for Burning Man in 2017. Tara is currently on display at Plaza de Caesar Chavez Park in San Jose, CA and in 2019 it will be on display at Patricia Greens/ Hayes Valley, San Francisco. Albany’s studio is located in the Bayview neighborhood in San Francisco.
Over the last 20 years, Dana has spent her time perfecting her passion, breaking down the walls for creativity with people of all ages to create public art. She has been an artist in residence at Recology in San Francisco.
She has made mosaic murals in health clinics, schools and the walls of Las Vegas, San Francisco and Berkeley, California. In 2018 she finished one of two installations at the California Academy of Sciences which encouraged visitors to participate in the creative process.
Public commissions, private commissions, installation projects, community workshops and community building, project concept and development, speaking gigs, teaching and mentoring
Dana's work has been featured in numerous books and thought provoking articles over the years.