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Dana McCool

Artist member since 2020
Guelph, Ontario

Dana McCool is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, writer and anarchist. Using symbolism, colour harmonies and universal archetypes, this artwork opens gateways into the inner, higher dimensions of Self, Other, Spirit and The Unknown. With a background in sociology, religious studies and philosophy, she is interested in contemplations that lead to revelations about the eternal moment and the human condition. Current subject matter of interest includes ongoing experiential research in energy medicine modalities, meditation, parapsychology, trance mediumship, as well as several western and eastern esoteric traditions. These include, with emphasis, the legacy Work of G. I Gurdieff.

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As a surrealist, one contemplates the liminal threshold(s) of multidimensional reality. Paradigms of being presence illuminate an infinite kaleidoscope of biological, social-political , ecological, trans-personal and transcendental circumstances of consciousness.

Dana is a graduate alumni of OCAD University.


Work

Higher Being Body
  • Dana McCool
  • 11" x 16" x 1"
  • $1000 buy — $50 try
In The Garden
  • Dana McCool
  • 8" x 8" x 1"
  • $600 buy — $30 try
The Law of Three
  • Dana McCool
  • 12" x 16" x 1"
  • $1000 buy — $50 try
Universal Pharmacy
  • Dana McCool
  • 31" x 31" x 1"
  • $2000 buy — $150 try
Zodiac
  • Dana McCool
  • 30" x 30" x 2"
  • — $200 try
Sometimes I Feel Very Strange
  • Dana McCool
  • 6" x 9"
  • $199 buy — $25 try
Temper
  • Dana McCool
  • 9" x 12" x 1"
  • $149 buy — $25 try

Q+A

What artists do you admire right now?

Paul Laffoley, James Tunney, Ernst Fuchs, Johfra Bosschart, Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dalí, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Austin Osman Spare

In a previous life I was (a) ...

Numinous Being

Upcoming Exhibitions
October 22nd, 2022

Fountain Blu, 200 Princes' Blvd, Toronto
RAW Toronto: PORTAL SHOWCASE

Select Past Exhibitions

Downtown Guelph
ART ON THE STREET

Necessary Arts Studio & Gallery, 84 Wyndham St., Guelph
OPEN STUDIO TOUR

2022

Necessary Arts Collective, Guelph
NAC Member Show

2021

University of Guelph, Guelph
Guelph Arts Council Emerging Artists Exhibition

2021

Kitchener, ON
"MYSTERY MARKET"

2020

Necessary Arts Collective, Guelph
HOOP-LA Art Show & Sale

2020

Mad In America’s Online Art Gallery
Virtual Exhibition

2020

Virtual Event
Celebrate Toronto / Toronto Made Market

2020

St. Thomas, ON
Hexes & Jinxes Mystical Art Market

2018

OCAD University, Toronto
Graduate Exhibition 103 (GRAD EX 103)

2018

Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto
The 2018 Toronto Visionary Art Exhibit

2018

Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto, ON
Figuratively Speaking

2017

DCP Studios, Toronto, ON
1000 for 10 Market & Salon Exhibition

2017

Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto, ON
REVersion: A Figurative & Portrait Group Art Exhibition

2017

Glory Hole Gallery, Toronto, ON
“CRUSH” Zine Launch & Exhibition

2017

Toronto Creative Events, Toronto, ON
The ETA Tarot Launch, Group Exhibition

2017

Queen West Pop-Up Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Independents Show

2016

See Scape, Toronto, ON
The Outer Limits 3, A Night of Alternative Art

2016

See Scape, Toronto, ON
The Outer Limits 2, A Night of Alternative Art

2016

Ratio Bar & Gallery, Toronto, ON
Mystic Arts Collective 1 Year Anniversary Show

2015

See Scape, Toronto, ON
The Outer Limits (debut), A Night of Alternative Art

2015

Emmanuel Park United Church, Toronto, ON
WIMA Women’s Art Exhibition

2015

416 Gallery, Toronto, ON
Aries 27 Group Art Show & Pop Up

2015

The Devil’s Cellar, Toronto, ON
Artistic Abominations

2014

Orange Gallery, Hintonberg, ON
Art of Imagination Opening Exhibition

2014

Moniker Gallery, Toronto
ARTvsALT with the Canadian Alternative Art Collective

2014

Moniker Gallery, Toronto
Spitting Image:Portrait & Figurative Exhibition

2014

Moniker Gallery, Toronto
REVersion: A Figurative & Portrait Group Art Exhibition

2013

Brockton Collective, Toronto
Audacious Woman by Fil Collective

Accolades
2018

The Visionary Art Collective of Toronto
Featured Artist in the 2018 Exhibit

Press
2017

University of Toronto: Comparative Literature dept./Grad Minds TRANSverse Journal
eatured artist in "Madness" Issue 16

2016

Co-Founder, Editor and Publisher of “The Mad Times” Magazine
The grassroots movement "mad pride"

2016

Cover Art Designer / Producer
'LOFT' CAMPUS COLLECTIVE ZINE

2014

“Art Katalyst” Magazine
April 2014 Issue

Education
2020

The Laing & Cooper Centre for Existential Counselling & Philosophy of Toronto
Student under seminar lecturer Stephen Tickin

2020

OCAD University
Bachelor of Fine Art

2020

OCAD University
Social Sciences

2018

University of Toronto
Religious Studies - Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health Minor (Arts Program)

2016

OCAD University
Material Art & Design

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