June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dawn Surratt, Art and Death; The Human Universals
Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s
Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, Noon – 1pm
Portland Art Museum
The Miller Gallery, Mark Building
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503 226 2811
Cost: Free to the public (people are welcome to bring their lunch)
Working as a hospice social worker shaped Dawn Surratt’s worldview, her values, and her visual perspective. Please join her as she speaks about her experience of making art after working with dying people for over 22 years.
Dawn Surratt earned a B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and a Bachelor and master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Her years of work with dying patients in hospice settings is the backbone of her imagery. Surratt’s photographs, with photo-based book structures, installations, and objects are visual meditations exploring concepts of grief, transition, healing and spirituality.
Her work has been widely shown and is held in private and permanent collections across the United States. She is a 2016 Critical Mass Finalist and a 2018 nominee for the Royal Photography Society’s 100 Heroines.
She is a full-time artist living in rural North Carolina with her husband.