Dana Mueller was born and raised in Thueringia, East Germany until the fall of the Berlin Wall. She is an Adjunct Professor in photography and art history at the Art Institute of Boston. She received her MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has consistently addressed German identity, memory, history and landscape, inspired by Caspar David Friedrich, Anselm Kiefer and W.G. Sebald. As part of her current project, Devil's Den, Mueller has photographed sites related to the WWII German Prisoner-of-War experience in the US. Having already photographed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and parts of the American South, Mueller intends to extend into Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico.
Mueller is the recipient of 2010, 2009, and 2008 Faculty Development Grants, the Art Institute of Boston, the 2008 Next Perspective 2nd Place - HotShoe International, UK, the 2007 St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant and her work has been exhibited at Rick Wester Fine Art, NY, the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, the Massachusetts College of Art + Design, Boston, MA, the Art Institute of Boston, MA, Bridge ARTFair, Miami, FL, North East Space, New Haven, CT, among others.