Born in Winnipeg, Dawn moved to Toronto where she became a graduate and scholar of the Ontario College of Art. Dawn had her first solo exhibition in Toronto in 1993. The press coverage she received for this photographic installation included a live interview with CBC television, and led to a position as jr. art director for MAC cosmetics. Steering her career into the then new area of computer graphics, Dawn joined TOPIX/Mad Dog 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 until 2001.
Dawn’s signature designs and illustrations are highly sought after for their innovative and striking appeal. As an artist she continues to evolve, first by bringing an art background into computer graphincs, and now by using her experience in computer animation to develop her ideas in the traditional medium of painting.
Dawn has exhibited her Filmscapes series throughout France, Spain, Monaco, 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 her solo exhibition in May 2010, presented by Cannes Cinema at the 63rd FESTIVAL DE CANNES, Dawn exhibited in Italy for the first time. Her 6 week solo exhibition in Florence opened November 21, 2011. Dawn is currently working on a new painting and installation project scheduled for exhibition autumn 2013.