Dana Frankfort (b 1971, Houston, Texas) is an artist based in Houston, TX. She serves as a painting professor at University of Houston. Her work engages with the history of abstract art using a saturated palette, gestural brushwork, and text. Frankfort received her BA from Brandeis University and her MFA from Yale School of Art in 1997. She also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1997. Frankfort was a Core Fellow at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1999 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006. Recent exhibitions include What’s So Funny at Brooklyn Fireproof (Brooklyn, NY), The Triumph of Painting at the Saatchi Gallery (London, England), and several exhibitions at The Jewish Museum. Her work is included in the permanent collection of The Jewish Museum and private collections internationally.