A Minnesota raised, Wisconsin educated
printmaker and craftswoman,
specializing in book arts, paper making, handmade products and sustainable printing processes and studio practices.
This self-driven maker has enjoyed building her own creative business from her creative problem solving adventures and inability to stick to just one discipline.
Madison Dawne lovingly makes all of her creations by hand and is dedicated to finding the most ecological way to create and hopes to one day have her own studio space in which she can develop and implement a closed loop system.
From sourcing local materials and using ecological solutions, to up-cycling items doomed for the landfill and even growing the plants that will become her own biodegradable paper and ink.
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Madison Dawne is a printmaker and craftswoman who earned her BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Print and Narrative Forms from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee in 2017. Spending her formative years in the liberal environment of Madison, Wisconsin, she gained an appreciation for what would become the themes of her work: the importance of sustainability and ecology, material and process, history and place.
Dawne is a member of the Southern Graphics Conference International, has participated in the Member Print Exchange, and has work in the SGCI Archives housed at the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. She has been exhibited in the Santa Reparata International School of Art’s Gallery of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy where she had studied abroad, as well as in the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Union Art Gallery.
Dawne was the recipient of the Support For Undergraduate Research grant multiple times during her academic career as well as an Outstanding Presentation award for the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Undergraduate Research Symposium for her work with her mentor and Print and Narrative Forms Area Head, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger. Under Meuninck’s tutelage she became Vice President of the UWM Print Club, where she participated in facilitating many events including the award winning “PRT Steamroll” printmaking workshop at the 2016 and 2017 Milwaukee Maker Faire and the development of a Pigment and Paper Maker Farm at Kenilworth Square East and Kilbourn Gardens in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.