About the artist

Artist Statement:

I am a visual artist working primarily in the disciplines of printmaking and painting. My interest is in exploring various mark-making techniques and working in concert with the inherent characteristics of the materials and processes. My subject matter ranges from the figurative; both human and animal, to abstractions based on forms found in nature.

My process typically begins with a visual cue; something I observe in my environment that I connect with on an emotional level. I will then explore that imagery through various printmaking and painting techniques; seeking a partnering of image and medium that amplifies the emotional response. I view my materials as collaborators and feel a piece is successful when it shows me something new.

Bio:

Dawn Endean has exhibited at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue Washington and the Turner Print Museum in Sacremento CA, and in many Seattle galleries including Davidson Galleries, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, the Tashiro Kaplan Gallery, the Columbia City Gallery and Good Arts Gallery as well as at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Mighty Tieton in Tieton Washington, and Gallery 25 in Fresno California.

Endean currently teaches Printmaking at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle and  at the BARN on Bainbridge Island.

Exhibition History:

2021

Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational: Juried Group Show
Davidson Galleries, Seattle WA

Reset: Featured Member Exhibition
Columbia City Gallery, Seattle WA


2020

Not on Mute: Featured Member Exhibition
Columbia City Gallery, Seattle WA


2019

Contemporary Northwest Print Invitational: Group Exhibition juried by Sam Davidson, Davidson Galleries, Seattle WA

Companion: Invitational Group Exhibition, 1+1 Gallery, Helena MT

Works on Paper: Invitational Group Exhibition, Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island WA

New Eyes, New Perspectives: Invitational Group Exhibition Ballard Works,
Ballard WA

100 Under $100: Invitational Group Exhibition, Good Arts Building, Seattle WA


2018

Seattle Art Fair: Shift Gallery artists, Seattle WA

Requited: Solo Show, Shift Gallery

Invitational Group Exhibition: Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island WA

Invitational Group Exhibition: The Gardens at Town Square, Bellevue WA


2017

Passing Through: Solo Show, Shift Gallery – Seattle WA 

Making Our Mark: Invitational Group Exhibition, The Bellevue Arts Museum –  Bellevue WA 

Contemporary Hues: SPA Juried Group Exhibition, The Cascadia Art Museum, Edmonds WA 

Apotheosis II:Shift Gallery Group Exhibition, Axis, Seattle WA

Gimme Shelter: Juried Group Exhibition, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle WA

Invitational Group Exhibition: Aljoya House – Mercer Island WA 

Gimme Shelter: Juried Group Exhibition, Columbia City Gallery – Seattle WA 


2016

Juried Group Exhibition: Aljoya Mercer Island WA

Seattle Print Arts: Group Show – Schack Arts Center, Everett, WA

Deluge: Solo show, Shift Gallery – Seattle WA 

The Printmaker’s Hand III: Group Show Juried by Sam Davidson – Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend WA


2015

In Lieu of Flowers: Solo Show, Shift Gallery – Seattle WA 

Cross Pollination: Invitational Group Exhibition, Shift Gallery – Seattle WA 


2014

Permutations: Solo Show, Shift Gallery – Seattle WA 

Here & There: Group Exhibition – Gallery 25, Fresno, CA

Pushing Boundaries-Expanding Horizons:
10th Janet Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition
The Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, CA


2013

Observation and Apprehension, Solo show, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle WA

Palimpsests I: Group Exhibition – Shift Gallery, Seattle WA 

Palimpsests II: Group Exhibition – Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA

10x10x10xTieton: Juried Art Exhibition – Mighty Tieton Gallery, Tieton, WA

little x little: Juried Miniature Print Exhibit – Columbia City Gallery, Seattle

Peak Shift: Group Show, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle WA


2012

Currents: Seattle Print Arts Group Show – Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Printermaker’s Hand II: Group Show Juried by Sam Davidson –
Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend WA

Seattle Print Arts: Group Show – Collins Pub, Seattle WA

Made at Pratt: Juried Group Show – Tashiro Kaplan Gallery, Seattle WA


2011

Rock, Paper, Scissors: 6th Annual Juried Exhibit – Columbia City Gallery, Seattle WA

Earth, Ocean: An exhibit of monotypes and mixed media prints – Click! Design, Seattle, WA

Made at Pratt: Juried Group Show – Tashiro Kaplan Gallery, Seattle, WA


Awards and Residencies:

2019

Printmaking Residency: Golden Road Studios, Hillsboro OR

Judge, Mercer Island Visual Arts League Minatures Show

2018

Juror’s Award for Excellence: Pratt Fine Art Center Auction