Gabriel Dawe

Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico and attempting to subvert the notions of masculinity and machismo prevalent in the present day. His work has been exhibited in the US, Canada, Belgium, and the UK. After living in Montreal, Canada for 7 years, he moved to Dallas, Texas, where he obtained his MFA at the University of Texas at Dallas. For the final two years of his degree, he was an artist in residence at CentralTrak, the Artist in Residency program at UTD. His work has been featured in numerous publications around the world, including Sculpture magazine, the cover of the 12th edition of Art Fundamentals published by McGraw-Hill, and in author Tristan Manco’s book Raw + Material = Art . He is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas, and by Lot 10 Gallery in Brussels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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EDUCATION

2008-2011 :: MFA candidate : Arts and Technology :  University of Texas at Dallas
1992-1998 :: Graphic Design Bachelor’s Degree : Honors  : Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico
1994-1995 :: Academic Exchange Program : The Nottingham Trent University : Nottingham, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
(Upcoming) Plexus No. 29 : Brighman Young University Museum of Art : Provo, UT
Requiem for a Fallen Structure : Conduit Gallery : Dallas, TX
Plexus No. 28 : Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art : Virginia Beach, VA
Plexus No. 26 : Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum : San Antonio, TX
Plexus No. 25 : Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh : Raleigh, NC

2013           
Plexus No. 23 .1 : Museum Rijswijk : Rijswijk, Netherlands
Threading Light : Zadok Gallery : Miami, FL
Light Paradox : Gutstein Gallery : Savannah College of Art and Design : Savannah, GA

2012
Blinding Pain : Conduit Gallery : Dallas, TX
Plexus No. 15 : LSU Museum of Art : Baton Rouge, LA
The Density of Light : Galerie Lot 10 : Brussels, Belgium
Plexus No. 12 : The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery, MWSU : Wichita Falls, TX

2011
Plexus No. 9 : Peel Gallery : Houston, TX
Plexus No. 8 : The Luminary Arts Center : St. Louis, MO

2010           
Plexus No. 4 : Dallas Contemporary : Annex North Gallery : Dallas, TX
Plexus No. 3 : Guerrilla Arts : Dallas, TX
Plexus No. 2, Convergence : Conduit Gallery : Project Room : Dallas, TX

2007           
Luz Gallery : Montreal, Canada

2004           
Luz Gallery : Montreal, Canada

2002           
The Light Within The Shadow : Rad’a Gallery : Montreal, Canada

 

BIENNIALS + PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
           
2014
Plexus No. 27 : State of the Art : Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art : Bentonville, AR
Plexus C12 : US Consulate overseas : Art in Embassies Program

2013
End of Childhood 2.0 : Miami Projects Art Fair : Miami, FL
YIA Art Fair : Paris, France
Texas Biennial : San Antonio, TX
Plexus C9 : Nuskin : Provo, UT
Plexus No. 23 : Rijswijk textile biennial 2013 : Museum Rijswijk : Rijswijk, Netherlands
Plexus C8 : Gensler Houston : Houston, TX

2012
Plexus C7 : Biogen Idec : Triangle Research Park, NC
Plexus C6 : Private Home : San Diego, CA
Plexus  No. 20 : Zadok Gallery : Miami, FL
Plexus C5 : Houston Fine Art Fair : Houston, TX
Plexus C4 : Marie-Pierre Arthur music video : Fil de Soie : Montreal, Canada
Plexus C3 : Dallas Art Fair : Dallas, TX
Plexus C2 : Ted Conference : LBPAC : Long Beach, CA                        
East Wing X : Courtauld Institute : London, UK

2011
Texas Biennial : Austin, TX

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Unlikely Iterations of the Abstract / Outside The lines : Contemporary Art Museum, Houston : Houston, TX ; curated by Bill Arning
Faden : Deutscher Künstlerbund : Berlin, Germany : curated by Annebarbe Kau

2012
Miniartextil : Villa Olmo : Como, Italy
Artprize : Kendall College of Art and Design : Grand Rapids, MI : curated by Michele Bosak
More and Different Flags : Marlborough Gallery : New York, NY
Salvajes : Traneudstilllingen : Copenhagen, Denmark : curated by Aukje Lepoutre Ravn andGuillermo Creus
View Askew: Shifting Perspectives : Annual Art Auction : CAMH : Houston, TX

2011
From Outside, in Floats a Music Box : Conduit Gallery : Dallas, TX
Wunderkammer : Conduit Gallery : Dallas, TX : curated by Phillip March Jones
Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow : The Mexican American Cultural Center : Austin, TX :  curated by Los Outsiders
First Look III : Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art : Peekskill, NY
Wish! Auction : Dallas Contemporary : Dallas, TX
Relics and Rememberance : Centraltrak  : Dallas, TX

2010
Crisscross : The Kellogg Gallery : Cal Poly Pomona : Pomona, CA
Indig-Nation : University of Texas at Dallas : Art Gallery : Dallas, TX : Curated by Charissa Terranova and John Pomara
Wish You Were Here : Fort Worth Contemporary Arts : TCU : Fort Worth, TX : Curated by Subtext Projects
Wish! Auction : Dallas Contemporary : Dallas, TX
Transitive Pairings : Centraltrak : Dallas, TX : curated by Charissa Terranova

2009
Glaad Out Auction : Metropolitan Pavilion : New York, NY
Strokes : University Of Texas At Dallas : Art Gallery : Dallas, TX : curated by John Pomara
New Texas Talent Juried Exhibition : Craighead Green Gallery : Dallas, TX
Launch Juried Exhibition : Cadd Artlab : Dallas, TX
Tigersprung : The Mac : Dallas, TX : Charissa Terranova
Wish! Auction 09 : Dallas Contemporary : Dallas, TX

2008
Fiberworks 08 Juried Show : Cambridge Galleries : Cambridge, Canada
Emerging Artists : Galerie Pangée : Montreal, Canada
27th Annual Juried Exhibition: Made To Measure : Arts Etobicoke : Toronto, Canada

2007
Modèle Behaviour : Galerie Pangée : Montreal, Canada : curated by Eric Bolduc
Big Fiber Little Fiber : Juried Exhibition : Gladstone Hotel : Toronto, Canada
26th Annual Juried Exhibition: Made To Measure : Arts Etobicoke : Toronto, Canada

2006
Insomnia : Red Head Gallery : Toronto, Canada
Defrost : 201 Queen East Gallery : Toronto, Canada
Motionball Charity Auction : Toronto, Canada

2005
Summer Heat : Praxis Gallery : Toronto, Canada

2004
Margarita Sunday : Luz Gallery : Montreal, Canada
Galería Zero : Barcelona, Spain

2003
O’connor Gallery : Toronto, Canada

RESIDENCIES

2011
artsNK  : Lincolnshire, UK  
The Luminary Arts Center : St. Louis, Mo

2009-2011
Centraltrak Artist In Residence : Dallas, TX


AWARDS
2011 :: Shortlisted : Austin Critic’s Table : Best Art Installation : Austin, Tx
2010 :: Graduate Travel Grant : University of Texas at Dallas : Dallas, Tx
2009~2010 :: Graduate Studies Scholarship : University of Texas at Dallas : Dallas, Tx
2009 :: Shortlisted : Best Emerging Artist : Mixed Media : Glaad Outauction 2009 : NYC
2008~2009 :: Graduate Studies Scholarship : University of Texas at Dallas : Dallas, Tx
2007 :: Best of Show : 27th Annual Juried Exhibition: Made To Measure : Arts Etobicoke : Toronto

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2014
White, Amy. “X Marks the Spot.” Indie Week. [Raleigh], June 4, 2014. Print.
Web version:  < http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/gabriel-dawes-plexus-no-25-activates-the-connection-between-spectator-and-spectrum>

2013
van der Ploeg, Frank. “Gabriel Dawe: Radiance.” Rijswijk Textile Biennial. Rijswijk: Rijswijk Museum, 2013. 30-33. Print.


Chayka, Kyle. “A Dazzling Architectural Rainbow With Political and Social History.” Hyperallergic. Hyperallergic, 21 Feb. 2013. Web. <http://hyperallergic.com/65579/a-dazzling-architectural-rainbow-with-political-and-social-history/>.

 

2012
Cover image for Arts Fundamentals,Theory an Practice, twelfth edition, McGraw Hill, 2012. Print

Manco, Tristan. Raw + Material = Art: Found, Scavenged, and Upcycled. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2012. Print.

Dawe, Gabriel. The Density of Light. Brussels: Galerie Lot 10, 2012. Print.

Hemmings, Jessica. “Threads.” Warp & Weft: Woven Textiles in Fashion, Art and Interiors. London: Bloomsbury, 2012. 10-27. Print.

Caramel, Luciano. “Agora.” Trans. Pete Kercher. Miniartextil Agorà: XXII Mostra Internazionale D’arte Contemporanea. Como: Arte&Arte, 2012. 70-72; 156-157. Print.

Valentine, Victoria. “At Marlborough Chelsea, Inspiring Geometries and Patterns.” Arts Observer. Arts Observer, 2 July 2012. Web. <http://www.artsobserver.com/2012/07/02/at-marlborough-chelsea-inspiring-geometries-and-patterns/>.

Jao, Carren. “Weaving Rainbows from Miles of Thread.” Hyperallergic. Hyperallergic, 1 May 2012. Web. <http://hyperallergic.com/50637/gabriel-dawe-plexus-series/>.

Samson, Jonah. “Gabriel Dawe: Challenging machismo through hypnotically vibrant thread installations.” Cool Hunting. 6 Apr. 2012. Web. <http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/gabriel-dawe.php>.

McManus, Emily. “Temporary TED Art Becomes Permanent in Long Beach: Gabriel Dawe’s ‘Plexus C2′.” TED Blog. TED, 10 Mar. 2012. Web. <http://blog.ted.com/2012/03/10/temporary-ted-art-becomes-permanent-in-long-beach-gabriel-dawes-plexus-c2/>.

2011

Kennedy, Maev. “Threads of Joy, Rainbow Dazzles Courtauld.” The Guardian [London] 6 Dec. 2011, Art and Design sec. Print.

Terranova, Charissa. “Gabriel Dawe, Guerilla Arts and Dallas Contemporary.” Review. Sculpture Sept. 2011: 62-63. Print.