Dana Claxton

Dana Claxton is an interdisciplinary artist working with film and video, installation, performance and photography.

She has taught with the Indigenous Media Arts Group (Vancouver) and Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (Vancouver). Claxton was the 2003 Global Television Chair at the University of Regina in the School of Journalism where she taught Television and Radio broadcasting from the perspective of critical thinking and experimentation with sound and images. Dana was awarded the prestigious VIVA Award from the Doris and Jack Shadbolt Foundation and in 2007 became an Eiteljorg Fellow sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

Her work is held in public collections, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Art Bank of Canada and Caixiforum Fundacio la Caixa, (Barcelona). Her work has been screened internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Walker Art Centre (Minneapolis), Sundance Festival (Utah) and Microwave in Hong Kong.

She is an active member in the arts community and has participated in panel discussions, juries, curatorial projects, advisory committees, mentoring youth and young artists.


He Who Dreams

2013, 50:32 minutes, colour, English

Her Sugar Is?

2009, 02:36 minutes, colour

Dana Claxton - for educational sales

2008, 41:00 minutes, Colour, English


2007, 09:51 minutes, Colour, English

Gunplay 2

2007, 01:30 minutes, colour, English

Say It's Ok

2006, 02:11 minutes, colour, English

The Patient Storm

2006, 08:00 minutes, colour

Anwolek Regatta City

2006, 04:37 minutes, Colour, English

Gun Play

2004, 02:45 minutes, Colour, English

The Hill

2004, 03:49 minutes, Colour, English


2003, 07:20 minutes, colour, English

The People Dance

2001, 23:51 minutes, colour, English


2001, 07:09 minutes, colour, English

Look Honey... A Guerilla Girl! (silent)

1997, 02:00 minutes, Colour, English

Buffalo Bone China

1997, 12:00 minutes, Colour, English

The Red Paper

1996, 14:00 minutes, colour, English

The Shirt

1994, 06:27 minutes, Colour, English

I Want To Know Why

1994, 06:20 minutes, Colour, English

Tree Of Consumption

1993, 11:47 minutes, B&W