Dawn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator. She was raised in the back of a family restaurant in a tiny town in rural Manitoba. Her fascination with place, comfort, the dynamics of social interaction and intimacy, and gender roles developed as she spent hours every day observing the restaurant’s patrons.
Over the last 20 years she has developed work in a variety of media, including poetry and spoken word pieces, video, photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, textile-based work, costuming, and hand-made books and zines. Although she identifies as a transdisciplinary artist, her passion lies in conceptual art, performance and installation works.