Born in Sydney and currently living and working in Melbourne, Dana Harris studied painting at the National Art School in Sydney and Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in New Zealand. Her art practice is project based and focuses on her obsession with mapping. Creating small scale drawings, weavings and large scale site specific installations, she utilizes a variety of techniques and media, including tracing paper, glass mirrors and cotton embroidery yarn to investigate connections between natural and urban environments.
Her work has been exhibited in both interior and exterior sites, and in 2009 she won the Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards at Yering Station with a 6 metre site specific installation entitled location. During her residency at Youkobo Artspace in Tokyo in 2014, she created and exhibited tokyo project and in the same year, was commissioned by the Wangaratta Art Gallery to produce a solo exhibition entitled wangaratta project.
In 2015, Dana was included in More Love Hours: Contemporary artists and craft at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne. The following year she was included in Fabrik: minimal and conceptual approaches to textiles at Sutton Project Space and The Ian Potter Museum of Art. She was shortlisted in the final Basil Sellers Art Prize 5, held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne in 2016. The following year dana held a solo exhibition memento at CRAFTVictoria and recently her installation ll & lll at Heide Museum of Modern Art has been extended for a total 8 months.