Dawson Weber is an artist, musician and designer living and working in Los Angeles.
2005 M.F.A., Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California 1996 B.Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS2016 Postcard from Algiers (via mail, launched April 2016) 2010 2010 Wall Calendar (collaboration with Vi Ha), CANAL, Los Angeles 2007 Bridge Group [She first wrote me during one of her trips abroad, telling how she liked the fragility of those moments suspended in time—those memories whose purpose seemed to have no other function that to leave behind memories. She described these moments as the shattered bits of solace from a world where everything was changing around her all while the day sky stayed blue.], Apartment 2, Los Angeles 2005 <16–26 March 2005: an exhibition given in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts Degree>, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California 2004 On Longing & Leaving, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California Pantone Drawings: In Memoriam Milton Resnick, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California 2003 Variations on a Theme by J.M. Whistler, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California …henceforth all shall be darkness. (The Seven Doors of Béla Bártók’s and Béla Balázs’ A Kékszakállú herceg vára [Duke Bluebeard’s Castle], opus 11), Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
GROUP EXHIBITIONS2016 Orange and Blue: An University of Illinois Alumni Exhibition, CB1-G, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles Radio Danièle: A Tribute to Tony Conrad, Kunsthalle Bregenz, Austria (audio performance) 2013 Critology: Considering the Art of the Critic/Curator, The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina SASSAS presents Fix-It-Up Too, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles 2012 Critology: Considering the Art of the Critic/Curator, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles 2011 Some People Like to Go Out Dancing, Flag Stop 2011, Torrance, California 2009 Bookmeat, Side Street Projects, Los Angeles Monster Drawing Rally 2009, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles OPERA, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles (exh. cat.) 2008 Monster Drawing Rally 2008, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Party Favors, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles Some indespensible concepts for understanding this beautiful exhibition: Bret Nicely, Heather Rasmussen and Dawson Weber, Confederacy for Creative Ephemera, in conjunction with Circus Gallery, Los Angeles 2007 …drawling, stretching, and fainting in coils…, Festspiele+ 2007, Pinakothek der Moderne and Bayerische Staatsoper Nationaltheater, Munich, Germany (exh. cat.) Radio Danièle, Radio LoRa in collaboration with Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; Città Del Capo Radio Metropolitana in Collaboration with Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy 2005 Supersonic: Los Angeles Design Center, Los Angeles Design Center, Los Angeles No Pictures Please, Cartelle Gallery, Marina del Rey, California Wit, Wisdom and Invention: Reflecting on Benjamin Franklin, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 2004 Ink, Noose & the Sea: Bret Nicely, Jill Spector & Dawson Weber, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
PERFORMANCES & SPECIAL PROJECTS2007 On-air guest with Christopher Williams and John Kelsey, Radio Danièle on PERFORMA Radio, WFMU, Jersey City, NJ in conjunction with PERFORMA 07, New York
ARTIST’S BOOKS2007 Bridge Group: The Falls View Bridge Series, self-published in conjunction with Apartment 2, Los Angeles
BIBLIOGRAPHYAndrews, Kathryn. “Conversations… with Kathryn Andrews.” NYFA Current (9 January 2008). Available at http://current.nyfa.org/post/73252516620/conversations-kathryn-andrews. Gorton, Jenia. “Opera at 533.” ArtSlant (4 May 2009). Available at http://www.artslant.com/la/articles/show/6981. Sonna, Birgit. “All About Alice.” TAKT (June-July 2007): 38-41. ___. “Diana Thater & Brigit Sonna: Interview May 28, 2007.” Available at Diana Thater & Brigit Sonna: Interview May 28, 2007. Thater, Diana. …drawling, stretching and fainting in coils…. Exh. cat. Munich, Germany: Bayerische Staatsoper and Pinakothek der Moderne, 2008.
WRITINGSFineberg, Jonathan and Josef Helfenstein, ed. Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection. Exh. cat. Champaign, Illinois: Krannert Art Museum, 2002. This Is Not To Be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008. Weber, Dawson. “Pauline Oliveros.” WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution. Exh. cat. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2007.