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Dana Major’s Installations and Interactive Performances investigate how perception creates reality.  Her Installation Light Art Environments and Illuminated Light Sculpture explore visual attention and surprise, using LEDs, reflection, light, and lens.

The lenses of microscopy and astronomy show patterns and processes that, bound up with the inherent limitations of ways of seeing, come to be called reality.

Dana continues to offer a wide variety of experimental solo and collaborative fine art performances including public Quartz Crystal explorations from geological, historical, and narrative histories including Crystal Seeing performances, Creativity Development workshops, and public interactive materials invitations with clay, minerals, paper, and conversation.

Dana lectures part time on faculty in the Sculpture Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Her 2011 MFA from SAIC follows her BA in Philosophy, and an 18-month arts apprenticeship in St. Petersburg, Russia.

She maintains her studio at Mana Contemporary Chicago

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