2017          La Grande Robe: Front of House Gallery, Jessica Helgerson Design   Portland Oregon

                 stream : The Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley Idaho

2015      Thread :The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland Oregon

2014       Clearing: Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College

2013       Draw: Laura Russo Gallery Portland Or

2012       Container of EssencePioneer Courthouse Square Festival of Flowers Portland Or

2010       Surfacing: Kuhl Gallery Oakland Ca

                  Whisper: Gallery 111 Sausalito, Ca

2008     Reflection:  Nine Gallery, Portland Oregon

2007      Faith: Suspended, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University – Marylhurst, OR

2001      Drawing Breath: Laura Russo Gallery Portland OR

1998      Glass Sculpture and Drawing: Laura Russo Gallery Portland OR

1995       Casting: Laura Russo Gallery- Portland OR

1993      New Work: Laura Russo Gallery-Portland OR

1991      At The Core:Laura Russo Gallery – Portland, OR

1988      4am Hopkins Gallery – Columbus, OH



2016     Thread, Artist Residency in Senegal West Africa sponsored by,Joseph     and Anni Albers Foundation

                 Northwest Artist Award Portland Art Museum

2014     Franz Mayer Glass Studio Residency Munich, Germany

Oregon State Hospital, Salem Oregon

Ford Family Foundation Career Opportunity Grant

Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant

Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant

2013      Museum Of Glass Artist in residence Tacoma Washington

 Camp Caldera Golden Spot Residency Sponsored by the Ford Family Foundation, Sisters Oregon

 Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Award Residency Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

2008         Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant Award

2007      Nocturnal Notations – Artist-in-Residence at South Waterfront –     Portland, OR

Individual Artist Project Grant – Regional Arts & Culture Council – Portland, OR

1997       Artist-in-Residence, Bullseye Glass Factory – Portland, OR

1996       Artist-in-Residence, City of Portland Waterfront Park renovation, Portland Oregon

Design Team and Project artist, Replacement Headworks – Portland, OR Artist-in-Residence, Columbia Blvd. Wastewater Treatment Facility  Bureau of Environmental Services – Portland, OR

1990     Artist-in-Residence, Ohio State University – Columbus, OH

1988-89     Artist-in-Residence, Oregon College of Art & Craft – Portland, OR

1988      Graduate Teaching Associate Award, Ohio State University  – Columbus, OH



2015    The Breathe Building, Portland Oregon, Drawing Breath a full building tattoo, glass doors and windows

2014    Oregon State Hospital Junction City Oregon Mixed media suspended sculptures and Glass entry doors

2011-15   Tri-Met Light Rail, Portland Oregon commission award: Install-2015

2009    Clackamas Community College “A Delicate Wandering” Mixed media suspended Installation

2007     City of Portland outdoor mural project @ Yoga Union Portland Oregon- painted mural

Ann Sacks – New York, NY – suspended installation 

2006     Northgate Library – Seattle, WA – glass wall

2005     Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital – Tacoma, WA – glass curtain wall

North Atrium of City Hall – Portland, OR – four-story mixed media suspended installation

2003     Firehouse #9 – Portland, OR – mixed media sculptural wall 

Oregon Convention Center – Portland, OR – glass sculptures and paintings

2002     The Street Car Lofts – Portland, OR – cast glass and steel sculptural wall

1999      College Housing NW – Portland, OR – fountain, stairway and sculptural garden

Goosehollow Apartments – Portland, OR – exterior installation

1998      Doernbecher Children’s Hospital – Portland, OR – ceramic tile installations

1997      Multnomah County Central Library – Portland, OR – bronze sculpture



2017      Contemplative Practice: The Sun Valley Art Center, Ketchum Idaho

I Am This: Oregon Jewish Museum curated by Bruce Guenther

2016      Residents in Resonance :Thread – Sinthian, Senegal West Africa

 Nocturnal Notations: Portland Light Festival Portland OR

 Ray Grimm Legacy Project , Ash Street Projects Portland OR

2015      Northwest Artist Award Exhibition, Portland Art Museum Portland Oregon

2014      Laura Russo Gallery

2013      Encircled, Dunedin Fine Art Center Dunedin Florida

               New York Art Fair: Beaux Arts Contemporary Gallery

        Group Show Laura Russo Gallery Portland Oregon

2010      San Francisco International Art Fair: Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA

2007      The Carton Service Project – Portland Oregon. A performance that combined dance and light with my sculpture.

2005      25th Anniversary exhibition, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University – Marylhurst, OR

2003      Laura Russo Gallery – Portland, OR

2002      Laura Russo Gallery – Portland, OR

2001       Wonder Women, The Art Gym at Marylhurst University

 Air, ORLO – Portland, OR

 Laura Russo Gallery – Portland, OR

2000     Beyond Public: Works from the Studio, Elizabeth Leach Gallery – Portland, OR

1999      Sensual Nature, Western Oregon University – Monmouth, OR

 Artist’s Games, The Bellevue Art Museum – Bellevue, WA

1998      Common Ground: Exhibition of Artists-in-Residence – Bullseye Glass Factory – Portland, OR

 The Garden, Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery – Portland, OR

Pure Form: The Intensity of Process, curated by Beth Sellars for PICA at The Art Gym



Clearing: Dana Lynn Louis book published in conjunction with exhibition Dec 2014

Essays by curator Linda Tesner, Author David James Duncan, Poet Jennifer Boyden

Allyn Cantor, Preview- Draw at Laura Russo Gallery Portland Oregon July 2013

Daniel Duford, Dana Lynn Louis at the Nine Gallery,Portland OR, ARTWEEK, September 2008

Lois Alan, Dana Lynn Louis at The Art Gym, Marylhurst University Sculpture Magazine, December 2007

Bonansinga, Kate, “The Lightness of Balance,” exhibition catalogue essay, May 2007

Duford, Daniel, “Dana Lynn Louis at The Art Gym, Marylhurst University,” Artweek, May 2007

Norris, TJ, “Riding The Wire,”, March 2007

Neugarten, Rachel, “Small-scale Graces,” The Oregonian, March 2007

Miller, Wendy, “Installationen von Dana Lynn Louis,” Glashaus, January 2006

Olsen, Beth, “Suspended Sculpture,” Oregon Home, September/October 2005

Kangas, Matthew, “Dana Lynn Louis,” Sculpture, March 2002

Rw, D.K., “Sliding at the Top of the Heap,” The Oregonian, July 1998

Bonansinga, Kate, “Fear and Wonder,” Willamette Week, July 1998

Gragg, Randy, “Tip Sheet,” The Oregonian, July 1998

Finnemore, Barry, “Central Library Takes Root,” Daily Journal of Commerce, January 1997

Hennessy, Mairi, “Bronze Tree of Knowledge Installed at Central Library,” Ourtown, January 1997

Row, D.K., “Serious Fun,” Willamette Week, January 1997

Hopkins, Terri, Traversing Territory, exhibition catalogue, January 1997

Demetre, Jim, “Reviews,” AORTA, April/May 1997

Gragg, Randy, “PICA Throws a Process Potluck,” The Oregonian, January 1997

Allan, Lois, “Forms and Fabrications at The Art Gym,” Reflex, April 1995

“Dana Lynn Louis at Laura Russo Gallery,” Reflex, March 1993

Gragg, Randy, “The Next Wave,” The Oregonian, February 1993

Weinstein, Joel, “Sculpture Shows: Bodies of Art,” The Oregonian, February 1993



 MFA Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio

 BS Studio art and education, University of Wisconsin , Madison Wisconsin



2013      Mentor to Graduate Students at Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft

2012- present   Teacher: Living Yoga, Founded to bring yoga to populations that would not otherwise have the opportunity to practice

2000-present Board of Directors President, KoFalen Cultural Center – Bamako, Mali, W. Africa. Founded to foster the continuation and growth of the visual arts, storytelling dance and music of Mali and  create a cultural exchange between Westerners and Malians through these activities

1992-97 Board Member, 1992-6 ORLO – Portland, OR A non-profit organization that explores environmental issues through the arts