Dane Carder

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, 1972

Dane Carder is a self-taught artist that has recently returned to abstraction after twelve years of creating realistic paintings based on historic, nineteenth century photographs. His new work is rooted in symbolism and is inspired by the Spirit of both human and Mother Nature. “What it means to be human,” haikus, and meditation are some of the specific influences that are currently steering the aesthetic of the work. The paintings read like enigmatic road signs on the path of the Spirit as it navigates life’s journey. His early interest in graphic design shows up in this series of work, where eye-catching impact is sought through simple, bold design. Concurrently, it is stillness and quiet that are the hopeful result of viewing these “Meditations.”

Dane has exhibited in variety of galleries, museums, and art spaces over the last two decades, and has passionately worked as a curator in various venues to promote other artists’ work. The desire to create beautiful and meaningful objects to share with others is a driving force behind his studio practice, as he believes the constructed environment has an opportunity to be both therapeutic and inspiring.


Selected Solo Exhibits
2020    Fragments of Man     The Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, T
2018    The Healing Game   Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
2017    Better Angels                       The Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN
2015       Paintings                              The Morris Museum, Augusta, GA
2015       War Wounds                      The Parthenon Gallery, Nashville, TN
2014       Memory of Wounds       The Browsing Room, Nashville, TN
2013       Ghosts and Hopes           Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
2013       Proof of Ghosts                Leu Gallery, Belmont University, Nashville, TN
2010       In The Studio                     Chestnut Square Studio w/ Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2007       Abstracts                             B/G Gallery, Nashville, TN
2007       Civil War                               Art For Humans Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibits
2019  Gallery Group        Modfellows Art & Design, Nashville, TN
2018  New Abstracts                       The Arts Company,  Nashville TN
2017   Art Nashville 17    Haynes Gallery, Nashville, TN
2015       200 Miles Away David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2015       Mashup/Artists Do Cardboard   David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, TN
2014       Small Things Considered                               Laurence Miller Gallery, NY, NY
2013       Price Is Right                      David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2012       Small Packages  Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2011       Small Packages  Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2011       Art Chicago                         Chicago, Ill
2011       Exchange                             Tanner Hill, Chattanooga, TN
2010       Art Chicago                         Chicago, Ill
2010       The Painter’s Eye             Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2010       The Food Show Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2010       Young Turks                       Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2009       Green Show                       Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2008       Small Packages  Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2008       Perennials and New Growth       Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2006       Annual Juried Show                        Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA
2005       A Prayer For Clean Water             St. Edwards University, Austin, TX
2001       Home, Ruby Green, Nashville, TN
2000       A Cold Empty Feeling,    Ruby Green, Nashville, TN


2018   New American Paintings
2017   Nashville Arts Magazine
2015       Burnaway, Atlanta, GA
2014       Garden and Gun
2014       Native, Nashville, TN
2013       The Tennessean, Nashville, TNshville Scene
2007       Chattanooga Times, Chattanooga, TN
2002       N Focus, Nashville, TN
1999       In Review, Nashville, TN