Dana Gingras Biography

Dana Gingras grew up surrounded by nature in rural Northwest Connecticut, the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. After traveling extensively throughout Europe and the United States he received his degree from The University of Connecticut. Continuing his education he won a coveted apprenticeship at Lorenz Studios and spent the next three years refining his skills working with noted glass and steel sculptor Larry Livolsi. Ever since, he has maintained a studio focusing on large-scale sculpture and custom interior pieces.

His primary mediums are glass, steel, and wood. Dana’s work comes from the process of understanding these materials, their intrinsic properties, and inherent beauty. “My goal is to create something new and visually stimulating, yet still retain the natural dignity of material”.

Artist’s Statement

I have always been fascinated by history and archeology. More specifically the megalithic structures, artifacts, and relics left behind by ancient civilizations. When I see these unearthed treasures I am curious as to why they were built and I marvel at the craftsmanship. So much time energy spent on objects that became lost to time, buried in the dirt.

In this increasingly digital/virtual age I wonder what will be left to find in a thousand years. What will be remembered? With my work I honor the purely physical. I celebrate our ability to create the tangible. I hope to construct modern relics that stand the test of time and invoke appreciation and curiosity for years to come.

Shows/Exhibitions

2013-2017 Haen Gallery, Asheville/Brevard, NC
2016-2017 Sculpture Statesville, Statesville NC
2015 Rosen Sculpture Invitational, Boone NC
2013-2015 Andre Christine Gallery, Mooresville NC
2013 27 th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Boone NC
2012 Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2012-2014 Spaces Sculpture Trail, Huntsville, AL
2011-2012 Sculpture Visions, Chapel Hill NC
2011 Andre Christine Gallery, Mooresville NC
2011 North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville NC
2010 24 th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Boone NC
2010 National Outdoor sculpture Exhibition, North Charleston SC
2010 North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville NC
2009 New Bern Sculpture Invitational, New Bern NC
2009 Art in Place, Charlottesville VA
2009 Art in Public Places, Bristol TN
2009 Grovewood Gallery, Asheville NC
2008 Craven Arts Juried sculpture show, New Bern NC
2008 I.O. Gallery, Cornwall CT
2006-2008 Winvian Resort, Morris CT
2005 Left of the Bank Gallery, Greenwich CT
2005 Tri Arts, Torrington CT
2004-2007 Insider/Outsider Gallery, Cornwall CT
2004 Oliver Wolcott Gallery, Litchfield CT
2003 Renaissance Gallery, Litchfield CT
2002 Cobble Court Gallery, Litchfield CT
2000, 2002 Lorenzo Gallery, Lakeside CT
2000 Renova Gallery, Warren CT

Recent Commissions and Public Purchases:

2017 Private commission, Sherrills Ford NC
2016 Private commission, Sherrills Ford NC
2015 Public work, Charlotte NC
2015 Private commission, Davidson NC
2014 Private commission, Mooresville NC
2014 Private commission, Brevard NC
2013 Private commission, Brevard NC
2012 Asheville Veterans Hospital, NC
2012 Commission, Mooresville, NC
2011 Private commission, Asheville, NC
2011 Private commission, Charlotte, NC
2011 Williamson Chapel, Mooresville, NC
2011 Fayetteville Veterans Park, Fayetteville, NC
2011 Private commission, Mooresville, NC

Awards

2016 ASC Regional artist grant
2013 ASC Regional artist grant

Education
1997-2000 Glass and metal apprenticeship with Lorenzo Livolsi
1998 B.A. University of Connecticut

Recent Publications
Charlotte Observer
Mooresville Weekly v2 #47
Elite Magazine July 2011
Mooresville News May 25, 2011
Lake Norman Currents March 2011
Making Waves 2011-2012