Dana L. Depew

Dana L. Depew is one of Cleveland's most prolific artists. He resurrects thrown out cast offs and found objects into wholly new and unique objects.

Dana L. Depew

CowsVisiting Dana Depew’s labyrinthine basement-studio is a lot like wandering through an old thrift store. Hundreds of paintings, sculptures and found objects are piled high everywhere you look. Some are finished. Others stand like bits of memorabilia in a museum with no discernable theme.

One of nine children who grew up on a farm in Medina, Ohio, Depew isn't exactly a pack rat. His mother was an antiques dealer and left her vast collection to him. He's been tinkering with it ever since.

But even before that, Depew was the kind of artist who was inspired by objects of all kinds, and accordingly, he made work in a wide range of styles. Though he studied sculpture at Kent State University, he often makes paintings.

Asterisk Gallery

Dana Depew opened Asterisk Gallery,in May of 2001.
Located in the heart of Tremont, Asterisk Gallery has become one of FaceCleveland's top and cutting edge art hotspots. Asterisk Gallery's main goal is to solely exhibit the work of local, up and coming Cleveland based artisans. The Tremont Art Walk, as well as Asterisk Gallery's art openings are scheduled every second Friday of each month annually. Dana Depew's artwork is featured in several of the openings. For more info regarding Asterisk Gallery, please visit


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