Dana Mueller was born and raised in Thuringia, East Germany until the fall of the Berlin Wall. She received her MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art + Design.
Awards include the 1st Prize Juror's Award, New England Photography Biennial 2015, Danforth Art Museum, MA, the Visual Arts Artist Fellowship Grant, Somerville Arts Council, the Half Prize Books Award as part of the Joyce Elaine Grant Award, Texas Woman's University, the St. Botolph Foundation Grant, St. Botolph Club, MA, the first place Visual Art Exchange Award, NC, the second place in the Hotshot International Next Perspective Award, UK, among others. Her work has been extensively exhibited, including the Le Lieu Unique/ National Center for Contemporary Arts, Nantes, France, the Pavillon de Bagatelle, Paris, France, Rick Wester Fine Art (NY), the Chase Center, RISD Museum of Art (RI), the Photographic Resource Center (MA), Gallery 360, Northeastern University (MA), Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art + Design (MA), Art Institute of Boston Gallery (MA), St. Botolph Club (MA), Danforth Art Museum (MA), Black Cloud Gallery (IL) and Visual Art Exchange (NC). Recent publications include Ain't-Bad Magazine, TIME LightBox, Flak Photo, Humble Arts Women in Photography, Prison Photography, One One Thousand - Publication of Southern Photography, Purpose (France), Artscope, and The New York Photo Review.
Mueller currently teaches at Lesley Art + Design, Massachusetts College of Art + Design, and Northeastern University College of Art, Media + Design.