Themes that recur in my work include loss, self-delusion, fear, and the artificiality of idealization and gender roles. These themes are most often developed through dramatic, figurative drawing and painting. My one consistent life goal is to discover the truth about the seen world, and how appearances reveal underlying forces and structures. Whatever ideas I might have in my work, they are understood and expressed through the detail and particularity of the seen world.
Dawn Brennan got a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University of Chicago. She has exhibited and taught art in and around Chicago since 1999.