Dawn Dupree


The domestic objects in my landscapes pose questions, have relationships and express gestures.
Through a complete layering of textured print & stencils both crude
and delicate I aim to present a rich saturated surface where
images vie for attention reflecting confusion of overlapping of
gender & roles in modern society.
My work explores narratives in an urban context. Inspired by a constant state of transition in a city where construction / deconstruction oddly juxtapose, momentary glimpses of scene are observed, two planes often collide, vying for our attention.
I construct new landscapes from images of found, recorded and imagined places, producing distorted, sometimes ambiguous and potentially unsettling results. Abandoned domestic objects, industrial structures ad derelict buildings act as clues, trigger memory, allude to mystery or fantasy, or express gestured qualities.

Education
1986–1989 BA Hons Fine Art textiles Goldsmiths College
1983-1985 Diploma in General Art & Design Southwark College of Art

Grants
2001  British Council Research, Trip to Japan
1991-1992 Crafts Council setting up Grant

Selected Exhibitions
2008 Stroudwater Festival Exhibition Work surface, Cornwall.
2007 ‘Knit & Stitch’ touring exhibition with 62 group
‘Origin’ London‘Urban Field’ Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon
Constance Howard Research and Resource Centre, 4 Textile Artists.
2006 Bovey Tracey Craft Fair, Devon.
‘Colour’ Gallery Top, Derbyshire.
2006 Fusion Gallery, Bristol, 4 Textile Artists
2005 Museum & Art Gallery. Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
‘Future Landscapes’ Shrewsbury.
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
‘A Fine Line’ Grace Barrand Design Centre, Surrey
‘Collect’ Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Commissions
2007 Textile Banner for Gosport with the making
2003 Designs Commissioned by ‘Open Space’ agency, London.
2002 Commissioned work in association with Fine Art Consultant Tanya Gertik for Prudential, Furness House, London
2000 Textile wall panels: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Collections
Crafts Council Contemporary Collection
Arts Council of Wales Collection
Victoria & Albert Museum
Contemporary Textile Collection

Publications
2007 Embroidery Magazine
2005 Selvedge Magazine
2004 Selvedge Magazine
Grand Designs Magazine
2002 ‘Dying and Screen Printing on Textiles’ – book
2003 Joanna Kinnerskey-Taylor
2001 Crafts Magazine
1999 Homes & Garden

Exhibitions

Archive

2008

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