About

Dawn DeDeaux was born and continues to reside in New Orleans. She has exhibited throughout the country including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Armand Hammer Museum and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Recent exhibitions include Steps Home for Ballroom Marfa and her acclaimed installation for Prospect.2 - The Goddess Fortuna. DeDeaux is a recipient of the Rome Prize as the Knight Foundation Visiting Southern Artist and 2013 Artist in Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation where she began her Space Clowns series. Her groundbreaking work as a new media artist is recognized in college textbooks and has been reviewed in national publications. As one of the eight founders of the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, she served as the Board of Directors Vice President during its formative years.

Exhibition

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Does Anyone Remember Laughter? Lost Landscapes and Lonely Men, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2014 MotherShip III: The Station, Tulane University Center for Bioenvironmental Research, New Orleans, LA
MotherShip II: Dreaming of a Future Past, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
2011 Unseen, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2010 Project Mutants, eHORMONE International Conference, New Orleans, LA
One Drop, Video Installation, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Featured Artist/Prospect.2, New Orleans, LA
New Works, Marfa Bedroom, Marfa, TX
New Works, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2009 Elements of Nature, Pepperdine University Museum, Malibu, CA
2008 Swan Songs for a Falling House and Glass Floor, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA
Dawn Dedeaux: New Media, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
Pattern: The Order of Chaos, McKinney Contemporary Art Center, Dallas, TX
WETLAND Table Ritual Feast Installation, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA
2007 Pattern: The Order of Chaos, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2006 Hess in Dallas: Lebensraum and Other Spaces, Texas A&M University, Visualization Laboratory, College Station, TX
2004 Documents of Resurrection, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2002 Domestic Distrubance, Salina Museum for Contemporary Art, Salina, KS
1997 The Face of God, Huntington Museum of Art, Austin, TX
1996 Free To Kill, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
The Face of God, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1994 The Video Works of Dawn DeDeaux 1988-92, Canada Film Exhibition Center Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Canada
Soul Works by Dawn DeDeaux, Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA
1993 Soul Shadows: Urban Warrior Myths, Montage 93 International Festival
Soul Shadows: Urban Warrior Myths, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1992 Soul Shadows: Urban Warrior Myths, Museum for Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD
Soul Shadows: Urban Warrior Myths, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA
1991 Super Convergence, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
1986 Highway 86, Public Work, Vancouver Canada (SITE Projects Collaborator)
1983 The Feast of Panthers: The 100th Anniversary of Oscar Wilde's Visit to America, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
1982 Art in America: A Traveling Show, National Association for Alternative Art Spaces 1982 Conference
1976 Drive Up Movie, Mobile Film Projections, Southern Louisiana sites
1976 Secrets of a Demolition Derby Champion, Superdome, New Orleans, LA
1975 CB Radio Booths, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Decisive Moments, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
The Future Project, Centre for Living Arts, Mobile, AL
2012 Uniquely Louisiana, LSU Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
2011 Artists of Southern Louisiana Respond to the Gulf Oil Crisis, Space 301, Mobile, AL
The World According to New Orleans, Marfa Ballroom, Marfa, TX
Then and Now: 35 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Multispecies, American Association of Anthropologists Conference, New Orleans, LA
Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
2010 Water, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
Shoot’n Southern: Women Photographers, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, Lambent Foundation, New York, NY
2008 DeDeaux: Mud, Mess and Mold, Women of New Orleans Series, VanBrunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
In Katrina’s Wake, Hurricane Suite in 9 Movements, Installation, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Photo and Phantasy, Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA
2007 The Eclectic Eye, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
The Eclectic Eye, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2006 New Orleans Rebirth-Significant Artists Return, Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas, LA
Out of the Blue, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
2004 Constructed Realities, Southeastern Louisiana University Center for Contemporary Art, Hammond, LA
Silhouette: The Art of the Form, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA
2003 Arthur Roger Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1998 1998 New Orleans Triennial / "Woman Eating Porkchop,” New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
1997 Landscape Reclaimed, Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Consuming the Image, Seattle Center for Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
1996 Bang: The Gun as Image, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1994-5 Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Five Years of New Acquisitions, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
The Body Photographic, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Artistes de la Nouvelle Orleans, Beaux-Arts de Saint-Etienne, France
1993 New Regional Painting, Moody Gallery of Art, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
1992 100th Anniversary of New Orleans Public Schools, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
1991 Artist/Architect Collaborations, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Figure/Ground, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
1990 Artists Against Aids, Museum for Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD
1986 From the Street, Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY
The Fine Art of Pickle Making, The Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans, LA
1982 Fashion Moda, New York, NY and New Orleans, LA

Work Selection

Alternate Text

BECOMING ACID FROG IN A SWIRL (Trick Mirror), 2019