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BIOGRAPHY

Dawn Williams Boyd was born in 1952 in Neptune, New Jersey. She earned her BFA at Stephens College, Columbia, MO in 1974. She has exhibited her works at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC; Southwest Art Center, Atlanta, GA; Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA; Bulloch Hall, Roswell, GA; Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA; Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA; and Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. Her work is included in the collections of The Columbus Museum in Columbus, GA and the Richardson Family Art Museum at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.

EDUCATION

1974
BFA, Art-Semiotics and American Civilization, Stephens College, Columbia, MO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
Upcoming: Woe, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Upcoming: Woe, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

2021
Upcoming: Woe, The Dodd Galleries of Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2020
Cloth Paintings, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY
Death Is Swallowed Up by Victory, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

2019
Scraps From My Mother’s Floor, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

2018
Coming Home: Discussions of a Movement, Brown v. The Board of Education Historic Site, Topeka, KS

2017
Coming Home, Southwest Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2016
Trunk Show at Atlanta Quilt Festival, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Upcoming: Friendship. Nature. Culture. 44 Years of the Daimler Art Collection. Works of the Collection 1920–2021,Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2020
Searching For Home, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
AAFTA: Black Men: Fathers, Brothers, Sons, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
AAFTA: (untitled), Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

2019
Fiberarts International 2019, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

RESIDENCES, AWARDS & GRANTS

2014
Pollock-Krasner Grant

2008
Artist in Residence, Platte Forum, Denver, CO 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
Richardson Family Art Museum, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021

Adron McCann, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires Atlanta Artist Dawn Williams Boyd's Piece", September 1
Rosalind Bentley, 'Work of two Atlanta artists acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art', The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 12
Criscitiello, Alexa. "Birmingham Museum Of Art Acquires 'Three Marys: Freedom Riders' By Dawn Williams Boyd", June 8.
Genis, Leia. “Dawn Williams Boyd at Atlanta Contemporary”, Burnaway, January 22.

2020

Bentley, Rosalind. “Local artist Dawn Williams Boyd has new exhibit at Atlanta Contemporary”, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 24.
“A Bride Changes Her Mind”, The New York Times Style Magazine, November 13.
Guinard, Jane. “Dawn Williams Boyd Gets Personal and Political in ‘Cloth Paintings’”, Whitewall, November 13
Bentley, Rosalind. “Atlanta quilt artist’s work focus of NYC gallery show on racial justice”, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 2. 
Valentine, Victoria L. “On View: ‘Dawn Williams Boyd: Cloth Paintings’ Online at Fort Gansevoort in New York”, Culture Type, October 24.

Davis-Marks, Isis. “How Quiltmaking’s Deep Traditions Are Influencing Contemporary Art”, Artsy, October 22.
“Your Concise New York Art Guide for October 2020”, Hyperallergic, October 05.
“Things to do – online and in-person ­– in the San Fernando Valley, LA Area, Sept. 24-Oct.1”, Los Angeles Daily News, September 24.
Cowan, Katy. “Giant ‘cloth paintings’ by Dawn Williams Boyd stitched together to tell the story of Black America”, Creative Boom, September 24. 
“Meet Dawn Williams Boyd | Visual Artist”, Shoutout Atlanta, September 15.

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