Dana Hargrove, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University, Scotland with a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honors in Painting. She continued her education in the USA with a Master of Fine Art from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Hargrove is a Full Professor of Studio Art at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida where she now resides.

Hargrove concerns herself with ideas that frame our perceptions of the land and our sense of place and space, she employs a range of media from photography, collage, sculpture and installed paintings including large scale site specific works.

Represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia and Snap! in Orlando, she continues to exhibit her work both internationally and nationally. She has recently exhibited her work at: Alt_space Gallery, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, and Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.

She has received several awards such as the National Young Painters Competition First Place Award, full artist-in-residence fellowships at Vermont Studio Center, CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency and Greatmore Studios artist in residence in Cape Town, South Africa.