Dana Saulnier lives on a few acres of rural land where he tries to keep his senses alert to the fragile rhythms of time and form. Saulnier’s painting practice is historically self conscious, aligning with traditions of the figure in landscape. He received a BFA in Painting from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA in Painting from Cornell University. Saulnier teaches Painting, Drawing, and Theory, at Miami University. He has exhibited his art in over one hundred exhibitions, including more than thirty solo shows. Saulnier’s work is represented by First Street Gallery in New York.
I began to make some sculpture wanting to make drawings from the sculptures that could maybe inform paintings. My forms are always in motion. I never find stasis. Everything I touch becomes differed. My hope was that this would allow me to make another approach to an endless process.