I am an interdisciplinary artist exploring relational aesthetics and personal comfort. My research is concerned with family and genetics, animal-human relationships, personal comfort and sanctuary, ritual, domestic curation, story-revision and re-construction. I am interested in the interplay and dynamics of social interaction and intimacy through verbal and non-verbal discourse, and deconstructing gender roles. My work explores the ways that individual and collective expectations, assumptions, discomforts and biases play in constructing complex interactions between intimates and strangers, and ultimately lead us to redefine ourselves.
Dawn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator. Knight's work includes poetry and spoken word, painting, hand-made books, video, sculpture, installation, sound and performance works. Her interdisciplinary artistic practice investigates comfort, history, relationships and intimacy.
Knight has a Bachelor of Education Degree with a Major in Fine Arts, and Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Education with a focus on dreative development from the University of Manitoba. She is the winner of the Canadian Society for Education Through Art Manitoba Affiliate Award (2018) for excellence in teaching and research, proven leadership and significant contributions to art education.