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Achievements and Honors
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EDUCATION  - Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri     B. F. A (studio) 1974



2019 Third Place Ribbon, Soulful, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

2017 Honorable Mention Ribbon, Atlanta Quilt Festival,

         South Fulton Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2017 Second Place Ribbon, AAFTA’s Bequest: A Tradition of Creativity,             Mable House Gallery, Mableton, GA

2014 Pollock-Krasner Grant, New York, NY

2008 Artist Residency, Platte Forum, Denver, CO

2006 Jurors Award, Quilts = Art = Quilts,

         Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

2004 Award of Merit, Cherry Creek Arts Festival

         Inaugural Emerging Artists Pavilion, Denver, CO


2022 Dawn Williams Boyd: The Tip of The Iceberg, Fort Gansevoort Gallery, New York, NY

2021 Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe, Dodd Galleries, Lamar Dodd School of the Arts at The University of Georgia/ Athens;

         The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY and Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2020 Death is Swallowed Up by Victory, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

2020 Cloth Paintings, Fort Gansevoort Gallery, New York, NY (online)

2019 Scraps From My Mother’s Floor, Wofford College’s Corridor Exhibition Space, Spartanburg, SC

2018 Coming Home: Discussions of a Movement, Brown v. The Board of Education Historic Site, Topeka, KS

2017 Coming Home, Southwest Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2017 Cloth Paintings by Dawn, Wonder Fair Art Gallery, Lawrence, KS

2016 Trunk Show at Atlanta Quilt Festival, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

2016 Womyn, Atlanta – Fulton Public Library, Mechanicsville Branch, Atlanta, GA

2016 KUIBUKA, Bulloch Hall, Roswell, GA



The New Bend, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY.

Friendship. Nature. Culture. 44 Years of the Daimler Art Collection. Works of the Collection 1920–2021, Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2020 Searching For Home, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

2020 AAFTA: Black Men: Fathers, Brothers, Sons, Petite Hall, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

2020 AAFTA: Outsider Perspectives 2020, Haugabrooks Events, Atlanta, GA

2019 Fabric Flash, Chastain Art Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2019 Fiberarts International 2019, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2019 Things That Matter, St George Art Center, St. George, UT; Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA and Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ  (2018)

2019 Soulful, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

2018 The Search Within: Daughters of the Diaspora, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO                        

2018 Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

2018 O Freedom, My Beloved, ZuCot Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2018 unRuly, PlatteForum Art Center, Denver, CO

2018 Callanwolde 2018 Juried Art Exhibition, Callanwolde Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2018 And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations, The California Museum, Sacramento, CA, the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA (2017), Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA, USA (2016)

2018 Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium, Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH

2017 Inclusion: Diverse Voices of the Modern West, McNichols Building, Denver, CO

2017 Bequest: A Heritage of Creativity, (AAFTA) Mable House Gallery, Mableton, GA

2017 Having Come So Far, Yet So Far To Go, (AAFTA) Atlanta-Fulton Central Library, Atlanta, GA

2017 Boycott: Artists Respond to Protest, South West Art Center, Atlanta, GA



2021 2022 - Please see Selected Bibliography

2020 Shout Out Atlanta - 

2020 Fort Gansevoort Gallery -

2020 Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh - speakers Series - Dawn Williams Boyd.

2020 Atlanta Journal/Constitution -                       justice/EFLXUP5MD5GYJEIZVGS3FYKZOQ/

2020 Culture Type -            new-york-city/

2020 NY Times T Magazine -

2020 Whitewall Magazine -          contemporary/NHUSYBM3CRCFXHDR2GGCLFGRVI/

2019 Fiberarts International 2019 (Exhibition catalogue)

2019 Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium, Quilting the World’s Conscience Carolyn Mazloomi

2018 Things That Matter A Fiber Art Exhibition by A Coalition of Artists with Purpose (Exhibition catalogue)

2017 Textile Society of America Newsletter, Fall

2017 The Tarot’s Path To The Beloved Community, Mishikea Davis and R. C. ‘Ojiji’ Puls    (illustrations),



The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY

The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

Equal Justice Initiative, Legacy Museum, Montgomery, AL

Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

Richardson Family Art Museum, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO

Omenala Griot African American Museum and Event Center, Atlanta, GA

For inquires please contact Fort Gansevoort Gallery at:

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