“ Reminding one another of the dream that each of us aspires to may be enough for us to set each other free.” - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Dawn Daisley was born and raised on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. At age five she learned to sail and established water, boating, beach environs and habitat important to her development and growth. Dawn had a challenging family life and left home while still in high school to start her future. Finishing high school early, she immediately went to a secretarial school to train for a job in Manhattan so that she could earn money to support herself and continue into higher educational pursuits.
Dawn moved to Manhattan in her early twenties, and enrolled at Parsons School of Design in Graphic and Communication Arts. She pursued graphic arts believing it was the visual language of her generation. When she lived in the East Village in the 1970’s, she reviewed the pop and ready-made art of that period as an ethnographer trying to find parallels to her own experiences as a graphic designer. She views current visual literacy and visual references in our daily lives is combined with instant information retrieval through the World Wide Web and technology significant. Visual arts are being defined and re-defined with the development of new avenues for expression. Dawn believes combining art, science and technology will be the future of artistic expression…art that speaks of a culture and it’s people.
When Dawn returned to school as an older student, it was one of her most meaningful decisions. Pratt Institute is where she found purpose, confidence and self-awareness of her abilities as a learner, teacher, and artist. The program was demanding and at the same time the faculty were supportive and inspiring. She felt enlightened by art history, philosophies and history of education. The combination of a MA in Studio Arts, BFA in Art & Design Education, and years of professional experience in the graphics and communication field gives her work as a fine artist a unique perspective.
Printmaking and ceramics are Dawn’s current endeavors of artistic expression. She is excited with the opportunity to use various materials and techniques that can produce endless variations.
As a result, Dawn now feels like a resolute learner ands seeks to extend skills and sensibility through the medium of printmaking. She wants to unite various experiences with different venues using new technology combined with traditional methods of art. It is a lifelong task to know who we are and how we fit into this world.