Dawn Roe


Dawn Roe is currently Associate Professor of Art at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Recent exhibitions venues include The Orlando Museum of Art (2016 and 2010); The University Galleries at Illinois State University (2016); Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada (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); Beam Contemporary, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2011); and Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR (2016 and 2009).

Roe’s imagery and writing has been included in many print and on-line journals including the Routledge print journal photographies, Oxford American, and The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. Roe is the recipient of awards and fellowships from The Associated Colleges of the South/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The United Arts of Central Florida, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and The Society for Photographic Education. 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. In 2013, Roe founded the public art project window (re/production | re/presentation) in Asheville, NC and serves as the curator.


Mountainfield Studies

Comprised of video and photo-based imagery collected in Iceland and the Canadian Rockies, Mountainfield Studies explores the physical terrain of topographically similar regions as a mode of philosophical inquiry related to landscape, time, and history. Singular and multi-frame photographs are accompanied by video streams that contrast spatial fragments of the natural world with visually corresponding man-made forms. Stressing the fragmentary nature of perceptual response, reiterated imagery is presented as imperfectly contiguous. This structure purposefully unravels the act of presentation, emphasizing the common yet incongruous nature of both material and representation – and by extension, our struggle to orient ourselves within a social and environmental space that is rapidly transforming.

To view more of Dawn Roe’s work please visit their website.


Photo Credit : Céline Clanet

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