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Dana Boussard
updated: 10/18/2013
website: www.danaboussard.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Divide and Conquer
Only the Shell Remains
Your House is My House
Foiled in the Olive Branches
Hunting in Montana
Messenger of Dreams
Cover Up
Baghdad on my Mind
She Always Hit The Nail on the Head
It’s a Little Too Late to Extend The Olive Branch to Those Whom We Have Exiled
Under False Pretenses
Stabbed By Her Bridge Partners, She Wrote Poetry In Her Sleep
Sisters
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative, nature, autobiographical, craft, language, figurative, memory, political, public, social criticism
 
 
Divide and Conquer by Dana Boussard
Divide and Conquer
oil stick, colored pencil on paper
2006
35" x  50" 
Only the Shell Remains by Dana Boussard
Only the Shell Remains
oil stick, colored pencil on paper
2006
35" x  50" 
Your House is My House by Dana Boussard
Your House is My House
oil stick, colored pencil on paper
2006
35" x  50" 
Foiled in the Olive Branches by Dana Boussard
Foiled in the Olive Branches
oil stick, colored pencil on paper
2005
35" x  50" 
Hunting in Montana by Dana Boussard
Hunting in Montana
colored pencil on paper
2008
27" x  24" 
Messenger of Dreams by Dana Boussard
Messenger of Dreams
colored pencil on paper
2006
27" x  24" 
Cover Up by Dana Boussard
Cover Up
colored pencil on paper
2007
27" x  24" 
Baghdad on my Mind by Dana Boussard
Baghdad on my Mind
colored pencil on paper
2007
27" x  24" 
She Always Hit The Nail on the Head by Dana Boussard
She Always Hit The Nail on the Head
colored pencil on paper
2005
27" x  23" 
It’s a Little Too Late to Extend The Olive Branch to Those Whom We Have Exiled by Dana Boussard
It’s a Little Too Late to Extend The Olive Branch to Those Whom We Have Exiled
colored pencil on paper
2005
27" x  25" 
Under False Pretenses by Dana Boussard
Under False Pretenses
colored pencil on paper
2005
27" x  24" 
Stabbed By Her Bridge Partners, She Wrote Poetry In Her Sleep by Dana Boussard
Stabbed By Her Bridge Partners, She Wrote Poetry In Her Sleep
colored pencil on paper
2005
27" x  24" 
Sisters by Dana Boussard
Sisters
colored pencil, oil stick on paper
2012
32" x  40" 

Artist Statement
All of my drawings speak to the issues that touch me personally.  They are portraits, environments and memories, and in this submitted series, they center around the ‘home’.  In some, I take the place of the audience, watching personal and familial issues unravel both humorously and tragically.   In others, I address the current politic of ‘war and peace’, and the destruction of the home as an ironic consequence of conflict.  In each visual narrative, I hope to open a dialogue with the viewer that will give rise to the opportunity for introspection, reflection and sometimes even amusement.
My drawing medium comes in many forms:  pencil, brush, oilstick and paint on various archival papers.  I integrate bold lines with delicate and intimate lines, interspersing textual references to the visual story.  From a distance texts form their own shape and line, but upon closer examination, these fragments of words suggest a more complex narrative. Both personal and universal, the story matters.

Artist Bio / CV
Nationally known artist Dana Boussard has commissioned artwork permanently installed in private, corporate and public buildings around the country.  
Examples of her work can be seen in the Denver National Bank, the Anchorage International Airport, The AARP Hdqtrs in Washington D. C. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis among others.  
Her private studio pieces have been included in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions and collections.  She is a former recipient of a Western States Arts Federation Fellowship, a Montana Governors Award for the Arts, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and has had her work featured in many publications.  As a vocal supporter of the arts, she produced a 20-minute educational film on artists and the environment and speaks to the issue around the country. Besides her drawings, Boussard works in painting, textile and glass installations.  She makes her home and studio on 60 acres in Western Montana and Mexico.