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Alec Dawson

by Alec Dawson, November 11, 2013

AAD_1588-edited-lorezAlec Dawson is a Mexican-American photographic artist who has been photographing the art nude since 2007. Alec was born in Mexico City in 1975 and has lived in the United States of America, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Turkey, and Australia. Alec studied and received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and has worked as a consulting engineer in that field since then. He has no formal training in the arts and is almost entirely an auto-didact on the subject of photography. Alec enjoys exhibiting his photographic art on the internet as well as local exhibitions as well as giving lectures on the subject on the art nude to photographic societies.

Alec Dawson

www.AlecDawson.net
Born: Mexico City 1975
1999 University of California, Berkeley – B.S. Civil Engineering

Solo Exhibitions

2014 – Nobody Claps Anymore – Head On Photo Festival – Featured Exhibition, He Made She Made Gallery, Sydney Australia
2014 – Nobody Claps Anymore, Zigi’s Art Wine Cheese Bar, Sydney Australia

Group Exhibitions

2014 – Human + Graphy, Ulsan International Photography Festival, Ulsan South Korea
2014 – AddOn, Head On Photo Festival – Featured Exhibition, Depot Gallery, Sydney Australia
2014 – Nudes on TAP, Head On Photo Festival – Associated Exhibition, TAP Gallery, Sydney Australia
2013 – Nudes on TAP, Head On Photo Festival – Associated Exhibition, TAP Gallery, Sydney Australia
2012 – Nudes on TAP, Head On Photo Festival – Associated Exhibition, TAP Gallery, Sydney Australia

Monographs

2014 – Diplopia, Blurb, Inc.
2011 – Austamatic: A hipstamatic tour of Australia, Blurb Inc.

Photography Talks / Courses

2014 – Ar Nude Workshop, Albury/Wodonga Photography Club, Wodonga VIC, Mayday Hills Asylum, Beechworth, Vic,  July 2014
2014 – Tableaux Workshop, Albury/Wodonga Photography Club, Chiltern VIC, July 2014
2014 – The Language of Photography with Alec Dawson, Head On Photo Festival, Albury/Wodonga Photography Club, Wodonga VIC, July 2014
2014 – The Art Nude: Classic & Contemporary Art Nude Photography since 1840, Albury/Wodonga Photography Club, Wodonga VIC, July 2014
2014 – The Language of Photography with Alec Dawson, Head On Photo Festival, The ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney, NSW, Thursday, 22 May 2014
2014 – The Art Nude: Classic & Contemporary Art Nude Photography since 1840, Sydney Photography Club, Studio 1A, Sydney, NSW
2013 – The Language of Photographs, Sydney Photography Club, Sydney Mechanics School of the Arts, Sydney, NSW
2013 – Portraiture Development & The Art Nude, 6 week course at TAP Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2013 – The Art Nude: Classic & Contemporary Art Nude Photography since 1840, TAP Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Media Coverage

2014 – Alec Dawson: Nobody Claps Anymore, BETA developments in photography, Issue #10by Ballarat International Foto Festival, LINK
2014 – Alec Dawson’s ‘Nobody Claps Anymore’ Photographs Take Us Into A Cinematic World, by Moray Mair, Mutant Space, LINK
2014 – Alec Dawson: Nocturna, L’Oeil de la Photographie, LINK
2014 – Alec Dawson: Nobody Claps Anymore, L’Oeil de la Photographie, article by Alison Stieven-Taylor LINK
2014 – Artist Profile: Alec Dawson, The Argus LINK
2014 – “Nobody Claps Anymore” by Alec Dawson, The Photographer’s Room LINK
2014 – Behind the Camera: Alec Dawson, InFocus Australasia, Issue #13 April 2014 LINK
2013 – Alec Dawson – Tableaux (suite), Scoptophilia (blog) LINK
2012 – Alec Dawson – Lost in thoughts, Scoptophilia (blog) LINK
2012 – Kristy meets Alec Dawson, Pedro TV LINK
2009 – The Sinful Art of Alec Dawson, Seattle Sinner, Issue 82 LINK

Installation Work 

2014 – Installed: Sudarios by Erika Diettes, Head On Photo Festival, St Canice Church, Sydney, NSW
2014 – Installed: Head On Portrait Prize, Head On Photo Festival, Paddington Reservoir, Sydney, NSW
2014 – Installed: i-Street, Ben Lowy mobile photographs, Head On Photo Festival, Paddington Reservoir, Sydney, NSW
2014 – Installed: Chris Rainier National Geographic photographs, Head On Photo Festival, Paddington Reservoir, Sydney, NSW
2014 – Installed: Chen Wei photographs, Head On Photo Festival, QVB, Sydney, NSW

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