Trumansburg, New York
Dara Engler received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of New Hampshire. She was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, followed by a recipient group show at the Cue Art Foundation in New York. Dara has been included in New American Paintings and Manifest’s International Drawing Annual and has received fellowships to attend the Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony, and Saltonstall Foundation residencies. Her work has been shown nationally in galleries and museums. She teaches painting and drawing at Ithaca College.
MFA Grant, 2007
My recent body of work, You Can Never Go Home, is an exploration of past places and current worry. These pieces revisit the past—exploring memory, wandering illogically through childhood homes and old apartments, focusing on vignettes of objects and moments of significance. This homage to prior safe spaces is a step toward letting go, confronting anxiety, and being present.”