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Sandra Dawson


1989 B.F.A. University of Illinois Chicago, IL
1983 Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Lives and works in Chicago

Dawson's work will be familiar to those who have watched the Chicago scene over the last decade and a half. In her newest work, Dawson unites objects from the natural environment and autobiographical elements with surreal, dream-like imagery to create work of both physical and emotional depth and complexity. Layers of paint are etched, scratched and subtracted to create a history and to conjure memories.

Says Dawson, "My work evolves from an observation of our natural world, our social circles and our internal psyche. In my work I weave images from past cultures, myths and folklore along with symbolic elements of modern life. I paint intuitively and playfully employing various mediums along the way. I consider my work an observation, meditation and celebration of life."

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Dancing Days, oil and mixed media on panel, 20x20


Hallway, oil and mixed media on panel, 36x32


Intuition, oil and mixed media on panel, 32x36


Little Secret, oil and mixed media on panel, 32x60


Simple Fortune, oil and mixed media on panel, 10x8


Superstition, oil and mixed media on panel, 36x32


Treasure Hunt, oil and mixed media on panel, 36x32


Balls, oil and mixed media on panel, 32x36


Animal Tree, oil and mixed media on panel, 48x48


Crazy, oil and mixed media on panel, 36x32


Invisible, oil and mixed media on panel, 38x38


Morning, oil and mixed media on panel, 24x48




Albatross, oil and mixed media on panel, 24x24


Nine, oil and mixed media on panel, 24x24


Open, oil and mixed media on panel, 24x24


Baking Bread, oil and mixed media on panel, 11x11


Boys Bad Year, oil and mixed media on panel, 11x11


Cowgirl, oil and mixed media on panel, 9x16


Wide World, oil and mixed media on panel, 9x12


Lotus, mixed media on panel, 36x32

How to Cross a River, mixed media on panel, 38x38



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