Dana Todd Pope, born Dana Todd, is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist, author, illustrator, model, actress, and fashion designer from the South Side of Chicago. Influenced by notable brands/artists like American Girl, Keith Haring, and Paul Frank, she describes her work as encouraging, disruptive, and self-affirming. In addition to her fine art Dana is most noted for her children’s room home decor series, recently rebranded as Fearlessly Hue LLC, now available on the Walmart.com Marketplace.
Since 2019, her work has been featured in corporate exhibitions for Hyatt International, Northern Trust, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Twitter. Permanent Exhibitions include the University of Illinois Chicago Mile Square Health Center Pediatric Clinic, Metropolitan Family Services Centers, and a twenty-one piece installation at the McKenzie Boys and Girls Club in Sun Prairie, WI. Prominent Exhibitions include Essence Magazine, The DuSable Museum- A Smithsonian Affiliate, the Museum of Contemporary Art via Common Ground Foundation, Afropunk Paris, the Richard and Tina Knowles Lawson Wearable Art Auction, Spectrum Art Fair- Art Basel/ Art Miami, and most recently the "Everyone's Neighborhood" Mural as a part of the Chicago #LoopMuralWalk located in the Chicago Pedway under Macy's on State.
Dana is a founding artist member of the Pigment International Arts Collective, a Paint the City Artist and a member of the Screen Actors’ Guild. She is the author of Know Money, Growww Money" a children's financial literacy picture book. Since December 2020, Dana has been awarded the Sunshine Enterprises Microgrant, the Digital Undivided Microgrant, the Odyssey Media Keys to Success Grant, the Black Girl Ventures x Nike Change Agent Fellowship Grant, the SECC Equitable Investment in the Arts Artpreneur Fellowship Grant, and the 2021 VISA She's Next Grant in Partnership with IFundWomen. Dana currently lives in Chicago with her two children Emory and Exavier.