Dawn Roe (b. 1971, Sault Ste. Marie, MI) works with still photographs and digital video in both singular and combined forms. Her projects examine the role of these media in shaping personal and social understandings of our environment through site-responsive engagement.
Roe’s photographs and videos are exhibited regularly throughout the U.S. and internationally at venues including The Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL; ISU University Galleries, Normal, IL; The Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR; Screen Space Gallery Melbourne, VIC, Australia; The Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, WA, Australia; and Visual Voice Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada, among others. A 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 Florida in 2015.
The recipient of awards and fellowships including The Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation McKean Grant, The United Arts of Central Florida Artist Grant, and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Artist Grant, Roe’s imagery and writing has been featured in many print and on-line publications including Two Inadequate Voices, Lenscratch, Floorr, Aint-Bad, Urbanautica, Oxford American, The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography's series Frame/s, and the Routledge publication, photographies. She has been invited to numerous artist residencies including Villa Barr Art Park, Playa Art & Science Residency, Nau Côclea Centre for Contemporary Creation, The Banff Centre, Listhús í Fjallabyggðis, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, The Visual Arts Centre at LaTrobe University, and the Alden B. Dow Creativity Center.
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 Professor of Art at Rollins College. In 2013 she founded the public art space Window (re/production | re/presentation) and served as the curator through 2020, when the project concluded.