Dana Slijboom is a Canadian-Dutch painter living and working in Toronto. She holds a BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam NL (2009). She has exhibited both in Canada and internationally, including a solo exhibition at Erin Stump Projects, Romance (2019).
Through their playful oversimplification of the familiar, Slijboom's paintings express a hallmark of expressionism--the invocation of subjective emotion over a fixed meaning or representation. The highly composed and meticulous application of basic imagery gestures toward her expressive attempts at a light-hearted control over the conflicting states of anxiety and humour each symbol presents.