Gabriel Dawe



Gabriel Dawe was born in Mexico City where he grew up surrounded by the intensity and color of Mexican culture. After working as a graphic designer, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 2000 following a desire to explore foreign land. In search for creative freedom he started experimenting and creating artwork, which eventually led him to explore textiles and embroidery — activities traditionally associated with women and which were forbidden for a boy growing up in Mexico. Because of this, his work is subversive of notions of masculinity and machismo that are so ingrained in his culture. By working with thread and textiles, Dawe’s work has evolved into creating large-scale installations with thread, creating environments that deal with notions of social constructions and their relation to evolutionary theory and the self-organizing force of nature. Gabriel Dawe lives and works in Dallas, Texas.

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2017 Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (April) (solo)
  • 2017 Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
  • 2017 Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO
  • 2016 Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX (solo)
  • 2015 Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ (solo)
  • 2014 State of the Arts, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK
  • 2014 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA (solo)
  • 2014 Brigham Young Museum of Art, Provo, UT (solo)
  • 2014 Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, NC (solo)
  • 2014 Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX 
  • 2013 Gentofte Hoved Bibliotek, Hellerup, Denmark
  • 2013 Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA (solo)
  • 2013 Deutscher Künstlerbund : Berlin, Germany 
  • 2013 Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
  • 2013 Museum Rijswijk : Rijswijk, Netherlands 
  • 2013 Texas Biennial, Blue Star Art Museum, San Antonio, TX 
    2012 Lot 10 Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2012 Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 2012 Gentofte Library, Helleup, Denmark
  • 2012 Louisiana State University Museum, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2012 Courtauld Institute, London, UK
  • 2011 The National Center for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire, UK
  • 2011 Texas Biennial, Austin, TX
  • 2011 Truck Gallery, Calgary, Canada
  • 2011 The Luminary Arts Center, St. Louis, MO
  • 2011 Mexican-American Cultural Center, Austin, TX
  • 2011 Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
  • 2010 Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

  • 2008 Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
  • 2008 Galerie Pangee, Montreal, Canada
  • 2007 Arts Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada
  • 2007 Luz Gallery, Montreal, Canada
  • 2006 Red Head Gallery, Montreal, Canada
  • 2006 201 Queen East Gallery, Montreal, Canada
  • 2005 Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2004 Luz Gallery, Montreal, Canada
  • 2015 The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • 2015 The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.