About Me

About Dana Simon

Dana Simon is a recently retired adult and reference librarian with the New York Public Library. As a librarian, Dana organized several Low Vision Technology Fairs and a series of programs bringing art and museums to people with low vision. She also wrote on the Art and Low Vision Blog on the New York Public Library blog space; together with artist and Fulbright scholar Fotis Flevotomos, and librarian Brigid Cahalan.

Dana Simon is returning to her first love as an artist. Dana has exhibited in many group and solo shows, including a solo show at Enigma Gallery, in the East Village, in 1988. She graduated from New York University with a B.S. in Studio Art, and then studied with a three year scholarship award
at the Art Students League.

Her work of large vibrant canvases incorporate cut wood pieces and life casts. Dana Simon has a hearing loss and is legally blind from a progressive condition called Usher Syndrome. She began to find it more and more difficult to do her art, but in 2012, she joined the Seeing Through Drawing class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as a way to return to her art and learn new ways to create art using tactile and other materials.
She exhibited with this group at the Uris Education Center in the Metropolitan Museum in September 2013. Dana also recently exhibited her work in her basement studio, as part of the Brooklyn Arts Gowanus Open Studios, in October 2014.