About Dana Simon
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 blogspace.
Dana Simon is returning to her first love as an artist. Dana has exhibited in many group and solo shows. She has a B.S. in Studio Art, and then studied with a three year scholarship award at the Art Students League.
Dana Simon has a hearing and vision loss 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 and October 2017.