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.
Upcoming solo and two-person exhibitions include essay,v. with Leigh-Ann Pahapill for Revolve Studios at RAMP Gallery, Asheville, NC; and Conditions for an Unfinished Work of Mourning, Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC (August, 2018). Recent major exhibitions include Time as Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL (2017); Strange Oscillations of Vibrations and Sympathy, ISU University Galleries, Normal, IL; and The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, Orlando Museum of Art (2016).
Other solo and two-person exhibition venues include The Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL (2015); Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada; The William King Museum of Art, 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); and Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (2009). Group exhibition venues include Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC (2017 and 2018); Filter Photo, Chicago, IL; Chiang Mai Photo Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2017); 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 Aint-Bad, 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.
Dawn Roe's work is represented by Tracey Morgan Gallery.