Dawn Roe (b. 1971, Sault Ste. Marie, MI) was born and raised amidst what are now known as the Great Lakes where she developed a long term interest in land/water relations between human and more-than-human communities. Working with still photographs and digital video in both singular and combined forms, her projects examine the role of these media in shaping personal and social understandings of our environment through site-responsive engagement. With recognition of her response-abilities as a white woman from settler ancestry, Roe’s current work in North America seeks to develop methods of respectful engagement with place that center longstanding Indigenous ethics of care as vital to the past and present health of waterways within, throughout, and beyond the continent.
Roe’s work is exhibited regularly throughout the U.S. and internationally at venues including The Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL; ISU University Galleries, Normal, IL; The Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR; Chiang Mai Photo Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Screen Space Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; and The Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, WA, Australia. Her work has been recognized by Urbanautica Institute Awards and LensCulture Critics Choice Awards and her imagery and writing has been featured in many print and on-line publications including Lenscratch, Floorr, Aint-Bad, Oxford American, The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography’s series Frame/s, and the Routledge publication, photographies. Roe lives between Asheville, NC and Winter Park, FL where she is Professor of Art at Rollins College. Her work is represented by Tracey Morgan Gallery in Asheville, NC.
2023 Changing Climate
Asheville, North Carolina and Winter Park, Florida USA