Dana Lok

Blind Butterfly by Dana LokTrimmings by Dana LokCrying Pointing Painting by Dana LokTunnel by Dana LokBackground by Dana LokForeground by Dana LokEnchanted Cel by Dana LokTilted Bather by Dana Lok


DANA LOK’s paintings and drawings play with sequence, point of view, language, illusion, and flatness to investigate the magical threshold between a sign and what it points to. She draws on the history of painting and animation for source material. Many of her paintings treat flat, still images as spaces you can move through, like a theater set, or see a second moment of, like two frames of an animation. Dana Lok grew up in Berwyn, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA at Columbia University in May of 2015, and received her BFA at Carnegie Mellon University in 2011. Dana’s work has been exhibited across the North East, most recently in “The Crack-Up”, an exhibition at Room East Gallery in New York City. See more of Dana’s work here.