After many years working in a variety of media including drawing and book arts, I turned in 2010 to a focus on printmaking. My intent is to create evocative imagery existing somewhere between the real and the imaginary. My subject matter comes from nature and ranges from the microscopic to the figurative. Recognizable images may exist alongside ambiguous organic forms in worlds that can be both beautiful and slightly sinister. My process involves building layers using a combination of intaglio plates, painting on plexiglass and collaging. Because of the intricacy of this layering, I work primarily in monoprints or small series of related prints.
Dawn Endean has been making art for over 30 years and has been working primarily as a printmaker since 2010. She is represented by Shift Gallery in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Endean has also exhibited in Seattle at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, the Tashiro Kaplan Gallery, the Columbia City Gallery and Click Design as well as the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend and Mighty Tieton in Tieton Washington, Gallery 25 in Fresno California and the Turner Print Museum in Sacramento CA. Endean currently teaches Printmaking at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.