I met Dawn several years ago when I started exhibiting my photos in a local gallery in my area called Studio 659. I find her artwork to be very soothing and unique. She is a very talented artist and a very nice person with a heart of gold. I wanted to take the time to share her artwork with you, so you can enjoy it as well.
The following is an excerpt taken from her bio on her website: “Dawn was raised in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, which she happily left, to attend college at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA in Fine Arts in 1992, having majored in Fine Arts – Printmaking and minored in the History of Art. Feeling a bit jaded and world-weary with New York City, she relocated to Southern California. She continued drawing, painting, and photographing. Her “real job” eventually brought her to Chicago, where she stopped creating artwork and started creating a family. She has lived in Northwest Indiana for a dozen years with her husband and two sons.
Four years ago she began creating artwork again, which she fully credits with keeping her almost sane. Her artwork often revolves around memories, both good and bad. More recently, her paintings are about the disconnect between expectations and realities. Her most recent artwork is a series of mixed media work titled Alternate Realities. The production of these pieces has been funded through a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and was featured in a solo exhibition at South Shore Arts in Crown Point, Indiana. Developing from this is the series of mixed media drawings Conversations in my Head.”
Dawn is having an exhibit with another of my friends, Brabant Lenting starting September 14, 2013 at Paul Henry’s Art Gallery in Hammond, Indiana. The show is entitled, “Intimate Persuasions: Small Works by Dawn Diamantopoulos and Brabant Lenting.” Over fifty small scale pieces by each artist will be on display.