Dana Mueller

Adjunct Faculty

headshot of Dana Mueller in the woods

Dana Mueller was born and raised in Thuringia, East Germany until the fall of the Berlin Wall. She received her MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  

Mueller's photographs are visual records of encounters with people and environments that engage both familiar and foreign realms. Her narratives of everyday lives explore individual and collective identities using social context and landscapes to investigate these identities in relation to cultural and political realities. A second major theme is her return to her homeland of Thuringia and the emigrant experience of Heimat as otherness.

Mueller currently teaches at the College of Art and Design as well as Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Northeastern University College of Art, Media and Design. At Northeastern she taught Study Abroad programs in Venice and Havana, and in recent years has been directing their Photography and Design program in Berlin, Germany.

Publications

MAY DAYS

Ain't-Bad Magazine

TIME LightBox

Flak Photo

Humble Arts Women in Photography

Prison Photography

One One Thousand - Publication of Southern Photography,

Purpose (France)

Artscope

The Boston Globe

The Wall Street Journal

The New York Photo Review

Awards

Visual Arts Project Grant, Somerville Arts Council

First Prize Juror's Award, New England Photography Biennial, Danforth Art Museum, MA

Visual Arts Artist Fellowship Grant, Somerville Arts Council

Half Prize Books Award as part of the Joyce Elaine Grant Award, Texas Woman's University

St. Botolph Foundation Grant

First place Visual Art Exchange Award, North Carolina

Second place in the Hotshot International Next Perspective Award, UK

Faculty Development Grant, Lesley University

Exhibitions

2018 Arles Books - The Photography Book in All its Forms, Les Recontres de la Photographie, France

2018 Photobook Show, Athens Photo Festival, Bernaki Museum, Germany

J Book Show, Cork Photo Festival, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Ireland

Le Lieu Unique/ National Center for Contemporary Arts, Nantes, France

Pavillon de Bagatelle, Paris, France

Rick Wester Fine Art (NY)

RISD Museum of Art (RI)

The Photographic Resource Center (MA)

Gallery 360, Northeastern University (MA)

Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MA)

Lesley University College of Art and Design Gallery (MA)

St. Botolph Club (MA)

Danforth Art Museum (MA)

Black Cloud Gallery (IL)

Visual Art Exchange (NC)