Lecturer, Visual Arts
Dana Haugaard received his MFA from the University of Iowa. He regularly exhibits his work nationally as well as in Atlanta. Dana is currently a resident in the Atlanta Contemporary’s Studio Artist Program and is a Hambidge Fellow.
As an artist working with sound and sensation, I investigate how our self-awareness in any given moment functions in relationship to our presence in space, place, and time. I work with sensation and perception to create environments that provoke a heightened sense of awareness of one’s self. I use and manipulate sound, reflective surfaces, and vibrations to construct experiences that draw attention to and call into question our relationship to our surroundings. These situations play with physical, spatial, and temporal reference points to take what is often a minimal presentation and make it an overwhelming experience.