Dana Hoey was born in 1966 in San Francisco, CA. She received her BA in philosophy from Wesleyan University and continued her studies to earn an MFA from Yale in 1997. Hoey makes photographs, digital inkjet works and digital videos. She has exhibited in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, and London. Most notable solo exhibitions were at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, in 2000 and at the Tache Levy Gallery, Belgium. Her work is included in the following collections; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, DC; Smithsonian Institution, DC; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, CA; Middlebury College Museum of Art, VT; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY. She is currently represented by the Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York City, and currently teaches at Columbia University.