Dawn Gavin

Dawn Gavin

Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Professor, Department of Contemporary Practices, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Biography

Dawn Gavin is the inaugural Smith-Buonanno Family Director of Contemporary Practices. Her work investigates issues of loss, appropriation, identity, and displacement, employing a range of media from collage and installed drawings to digital video. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, including at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the DCA Visual Research Centre (Scotland). She received a Bachelor of Arts in Drawing and Painting, a Master of Fine Arts, and a Master of Science in Electronic Imaging from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Scotland.