Born in Winnipeg, Dawn Dudek moved to Toronto where she became a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. After a position as Jr. art director for MAC cosmetics she steered her career into the then new area of computer graphics and joined TOPIX studio as director of broadcast animation. During these years Dawn partnered with award winning directors and animators to create leading edge broadcast design and animation for clients including Paramount Pictures, MTV and General Mills foods. Dawn moved to online media by joining Maclaren McCann Interactive (MMI) as an art director creating web content for clients such as Nesquik and General Motors.
As an artist Dawn continues to evolve, first by bringing an art background into computer graphics, then by using her past experience in computer animation to develop her ideas in the traditional medium of painting. Her art is inspired by sameness, contradictions, and a strong sense of narrative. Craft and technology, natural settings close to urban centres, familiarity and dissonance--all are relevant to her work and all have been recurring themes.
Dawn has exhibited her paintings throughout France, Spain, Monaco, Italy the UK and twice at the prestigious Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris: 2008 as an independent and 2009 as part of the Canadian delegation. Following shortly after was a solo exhibition of her Filmscapes paintings at the 63rd FESTIVAL DE CANNES. Dawn currently continues to work on her painting/installation project 'If you love it so much, why don't you Paint It' and her new botanical inspired series 'The adder beneath the rose'.
Dawn Dudek is represented by Agency Arts for Painting & Illustration.