I am an interdisciplinary artist and writer working in video, radio, art installation, community collaboration, performance and print.
The snug, smart town of Guelph, Ontario is my home.
Please see CV for more recent projects.

Currently, along with several freelance projects, I am the commissioned lead artist at Art Gallery of Guelph on a two-year project collaborating with Deaf kids and kids with hearing loss. The project is called A Sense of Wonder with the first year exhibit featured at Art Gallery in 2017, screened for the Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival at HOT DOCS cinema in May, and featured at Summerworks Performance Art Festival in August.

In the spring,CAFKA contemporary art festival in Kitchener will feature an outdoor video installation from this project.

This month, I begin as Artist in the Schools at E.C. Drury School for the Deaf in Milton working with a bunch of teens who are a lot smarter and cooler than me. In June, we’ll have a show to see what they taught me.

As part of the Guelph Film Festival, myself, along with filmmaker pal Erin MacIndoe Sproule, have five films featuring stories of immigrant Canadians and their Objects of Meaning on display at the Guelph Museum until February 25. Transported

You will find some older blog entries in the tabs above- I occasionally blog to practice writing– writing imperfectly– for if I try to write perfectly, I will never write.
Subscribe (at side of page). I’d like to build up a readership so I can write more. I won’t send more than 1 email a month.And I promise I won’t tell you how to live your life.
Much of my work is collaborative, so if you’d like to team up, I’d love to hear from you.
Word of warning: Birds astound me. If one flies by, I’m no longer listening to what you are saying. I also love the smell of strangers.

My CV is here
My bio here

This website it being overhauled- so stay tuned for projects uploads from the past 15 years…

Direct email is mathesondawn@gmail.com

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