Dawn DeDeaux is among the first Louisiana artists to utilize electronic technology including her 1975 FCC licensed project CB Radio Booths that prompted anonymous social media exchange before the existence of the Internet. She is considered a pioneer in the development of fully immersive, syncronized multi-screen environments including The Face of God, that premiered at the 1996 Oympics and her sculptures and 2D works applying new technologes.
Recent works include The Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces—an installation feature of Prospect 2 Biennial—and her touring MotherShip Series with an upcoming 2017 presentation of MotherShip 4 at MassMOCA, Massachusetts. Assessments of her work include James Huginin’s Discipline and Photograph; Larry Qualls’ essay for MIT Journal, PAJ; and a segment in Canada Public Broadcasting's The Future.
DeDeaux has exhibited throughout the country including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Armand Hammer Museum, Baltimore Museum of Contemporary Art, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and Ballroom Marfa. She is recipient of the Rome Prize as Knight Foundation Visiting Southern Artist, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2013 Artist in Residence; and winner of the 1975 Demolition Derby in the New Orleans Superdome as the only female contestant in a field of 35 drivers.
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