21 October 2009

art lovers please meet @dawnokoro

So, i was being nosy clicking on links that @MonaMade posted on twitter [follower her!] and then i saw @NaijaCandy post the same name and i was like who IS she. Which is how i came across i came across Ms.Dawn Okoro [@dawnokoro]

It turns out
@NaijaCandy was having a hard time choosing between two photos

Hell, if you ask me, i say buy both, but considering i wasn't asked so i will keep my advice to myself.

Any who i really admire Dawns work because she catches not only the spirit of a soul, but the true essence of the being.

Born in Houston, Texas, Dawn has a Bachelor's from the UT at Austin and a Juris Doctor from TSU. Her work incorporates photography, collage, and ideas from popular culture.

Here is a time-line of her work:


2009 August 7, 2009 DAWN OKORO: Three Peas Art Lounge; 75 E. 16th St., Chicago, IL.

2007 December 13, 2007 DAWN OKORO: RFB&D Recording Studio; 1314 W. 45th St, Austin, Texas. Benefiting Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic.

2006 May 5, 2006 DAWN OKORO: CREATION at Gachet Gallery, 1804 Lower Greenville Ave; Dallas,Texas. Benefiting B.L.I.N.D. (Beautiful Love Incorporated Nonprofit Development). Presented by Erykah Badu. Click Here for press release

2005 August 27, 2005 DAWN OKORO: MUSE at Iron Gate Studios, 2205 W 5th St, Austin, Texas. Benefiting Thoughtful House Center for Children. Click Here for press release


2009 May 26, 2009, So Live! Arts Movement, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

2009 Mar 6 - Apr, 11 2009, Texas Biennial, Austin, TX.

2009 Feb 12 - Apr 1, 2009, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Five-A Citywide Exhibition, Houston, TX.

2008 Nov 1, 2008, ARTcetera Biennial, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.

2008 April 12 - 19, 2008, Visual Collaborative, The Undercurrent Arts, Miami, FL.

2008 March 6, 2008, CulinART, University of Texas Alumni Center, Austin, TX.

2007 November 3, 2007, So Live! Arts Movement, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

2007 November 17, 2007, Dray Walk Gallery, London, UK.

2007 September 15, 2007, Art and Fashion Fund Raiser for ROAR, at Establishment, 252 George Street, Sydney, Australia.

2007 June 15, 2007, Picture Progress: An Art Auction and Benefit, Red Ink Studios, 91035 Market Street, San Francisco, CA.

2007 Saks Fifth Avenue, Premier Altier, 9722 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX.

2006 November 2006, Healing Arts Exhibition and Auction, The Wright House Wellness center, 4301-B N IH 35 in Austin, TX.

2006 July 1 – July 22, 2006, FIX / ESCAPE at ADM Project Gallery , 6015 Santa Monica Blvd., 2nd floor, Hollywood, CA.
Presented by The Pandemonium Collective .

2004 April 11, 2004, Art Show, at Gallery Lombardi, 910 W 3rd, Austin, Texas. Artists include Tim Doyle and Matthew Rodriguez.

2004 March 12 – March 16, 2004, South by South West (SXSW) at the Hideout 617 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas. Presented by Austin Sketch Group.

2001 April, 2001, ART AND FASHION, at the Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, Austin Texas.

1998 Spring, 1998, Texas State Capitol Building, Austin, Texas.

1998 January 1998, SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS, New York City.

Dawn was featured in the following:

CLUTCH Magazine, "Dawn Okoro: In the Name of Art," interview with Jennifer Valentine, August 3, 2009
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE, "State of Wonderment," Andrew Long interviews Michael Duncan about the Texas Biennial, March 4, 2009
OXFORD AMERICAN Magazine, Featured in March 2009 issue
CLAM Magazine (Paris), Featured in Fall 2007 issue
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN, Feature Story by Jenny Miller, August 23, 2007
SOTAC Magazine, Feature article in Spring 2007 issue
MIMI Magazine, Feature article in May 2007 issue
YMIB.COM, Feature article in December 2006 issue
COCOA LOUNGE, "Fresh Face," December 15, 2006
UNSIGNED, "Unreel," Fall 2006 issue
SOJOURNALS.COM, Featured on homepage
PHASE MAGAZINE, "Calling on the Community" article in September 2006 issue
SA URBAN, "Creation II" Cover and article in May 31, 2006 issue
NEO SOUL CAFE, featured artist, May 2006
FOX 7 AUSTIN, "At Risk" Interview with Arezow Doost, March 12, 2006
NEWS 8 AUSTIN, entertainment features, March 12, 2006
THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE, Visual Arts, Events, August 25, 2005
FOX 7 NEWS AUSTIN, "Art for Autism," Interview with James Irby, August 21, 2005

And some more of her fabulous work is down below

If you want more of Dawn find her ANYWHERE below. Peace and Love to you all!