Maria Dawn | Artist and Landscaper, Art Administration | Los Angeles | Art Jobs
Country: United States
City: Los Angeles
Industry: Art Direction
Professional Title: Artist and Landscaper, Art Administration
Specialties: Painting, Performance, Design

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Maria Dawn is an interdisciplinary artist, work is rooted in human interactions of the self-in-dialogue, multiplicity, and mortality, utilizing multiple project-based specific mediums and context. Her methods of research are based on physical experience and experiments with materials and immersion while considering the construct of roles and norms. Hierarchical patterns of control within contemporary life and religion, myths, hoaxes, idols, and spectacle are elements of focus, using the revelation of an object or a body to mystify a space, commenting on each other and the multi-variable experiences compacted in the space of self and physicality of modern labor. She explores misunderstandings, misinterpretations, the awkward stillness of time and waiting, employing the tools of religion; hope, guilt, faith, manipulation, and deception. She currently resides in Southern California for the past six years she was living in Oakland, CA where she attended San Francisco Art Institute studying painting, new genres, and film. She also has a BA in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, where she was born and raised. Her interests in making objects began at a young age by helping her grandfather put together his homemade fishing lures, mailing them around the country. Since graduating from San Francisco Art Institute, she has performed pieces at Yerba Beuna Contemporary Art, Southern Exposure, Adobe Books, and the de Young Museum. Her artwork has appeared at the Luggage Store Gallery Project Space, the International UFO Museum, the Incline Gallery and The Hatch in Oakland. The Institute of Hilda Hilst published an article on her performance “Becoming the Wall,” and had a photograph published in the art magazine, V̶E̶N̶T̶R̶I̶L̶O̶Q̶U̶I̶S̶T̶. Her most recent gigs include landscaping, bartending, gallery assistant and brush clearance.