Image Credit: The Banff Centre
Dawn Roe works with still photographs and digital video in both singular and combined forms. Over the last ten years, Roe's projects have become increasingly concerned with exploring the particularities of photo-based practice as a means of poetically and critically engaging with systems of representation through perceptual studies of sites and locations that are sought out, constructed, or simply happened upon.
Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada; The William King Museum, Abingdon, VA (2014); The White Box at The University of Oregon, Portland, OR; Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University, Murray, KY (2013); Screen Space Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2012); The Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL (2010); and Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (2009). Her works have also been exhibited at Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC; Filter Photo, Chicago, IL; Chiang Mai Photo Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2017); ISU University Galleries, Normal, IL (2016); The Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; The Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); The Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, WA, Australia (2013); The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, Charlotte, NC (2012); Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2011); and other venues throughout the U.S. and abroad.
A recently completed two-year public art commission from the Broward County Division of Cultural Affairs resulted in the production of a suite of artworks for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Roe is also the recipient of various awards and fellowships from The Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation, The Associated Colleges of the South/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The United Arts of Central Florida, The Banff Centre, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, The Visual Arts Centre at LaTrobe University, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, The Society for Photographic Education, and the Alden B. Dow Creativity Center. Her work and writing has been featured in numerous print and web-based journals including The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography's series Frame/s, Oxford American, South X Southeast, One One Thousand, Fraction Magazine, and Fototazo. Roe recently engaged in a long-form interview with Lauren Henkin as part of Tilted Arc's Women in the Landscape series. As well, a collaborative essay with Leigh-Ann Pahapill and Lisa Zaher on Roe's Goldfields project was published in the Routledge print journal, Photographies, in 2013.
Roe received a BFA from Marylhurst University and an MFA from Illinois State University. She divides her time between Asheville, North Carolina and Winter Park, Florida where she serves as Associate Professor of Art at Rollins College. In 2013 she founded the public art project Window (re/production | re/presentation) and serves as the curator.