Daun Knight
Daun Knight

ARTIST STATEMENT

Daun Knight is a Michigan born abstract artist, currently residing in Englewood, Colorado. A member of the Art Student's League of Denver, Daun continues to enhance her creative process by learning from other artists around her and discovering inspiration through music and the natural world. Being a devoted enthusiast of bright colors and flowing, bold lines, Daun prefers to work on wood panels - layering acrylic paint and other mediums to achieve an ethereal feeling within her paintings with texture and a vibrant color palette. The painting process is always intuitive, combining luminous tangles of color with dark, sweeping curves in an attempt to counterbalance creativity and definition.

RESUME

BORN

Westland, Michigan

 

CURRENT RESIDENCE

Englewood, Colorado

 

EDUCATION

Art Students League of Denver – Painting

University of Colorado Denver – Fine Arts

Ohio State University – Finance

Mid-Michigan Community College – Fine Arts

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2017 – People's Choice – Arts Brookfield Tenant Exhibit – Denver, CO
2017 – Honorable Mention – Arts Brookfield Tenant Exhibit – Denver, CO
2008 – Best in Show – Annual Englewood Art Show – Englewood, CO

1999 – National Society of Collegiate Scholars – Ohio State University

1991 – Alumni Memorial Art Scholarship – Gladwin High School, MI

1991 – Academic Merit Award – Gladwin High School, MI

 

JURIED SHOWS

2017 – Annual Bibelot Show – Kanon Art Collective, Denver, CO

2017 – Arts Brookfield Tenant Exhibit – Republic Plaza, Denver, CO
2015 – Annual WOW Show – Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

2012 – Anything Goes Open Show – Buxiejo Gallery, Denver, CO



GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 – Art Show – Bloom on Broadway – Denver, CO   

2014 – 100 on 100 Art Show – Carbon Gallery – Denver, CO   

2013 – July's First Friday – Denver Art Society – Denver, CO

2012 – Wide Open Art Show – Art Students League – Denver, CO

2011 – Annual Englewood Art Exhibit – Hampden Hall, Englewood, CO

2008 – Annual Englewood Art Exhibit – Hampden Hall, Englewood, CO

 

COMMISSIONS

2017 – Cover illustration for the book, "Sam and Me" by Steve Lamar
2016 – Large painting for Aguilar Barber and Styling – Colorado Springs, CO

2013 – Hand painted quote for former CFO of GTRI – Denver, CO

2008 – Landscaping sketches – Alan Rollinger Landscape Design – Denver, CO

1994 – Carnival game scene painter for Fisher Concessions – Saginaw,  MI

1993 – Sign painter for Fisher Concessions – Saginaw, MI

 

ARTS RELATED EXPERIENCE / VOLUNTEER WORK

 

2017 – Volunteered with the RiNo Arts District and So-Gnar Creative Division to assist with painting the south side of the 38th Street underpass – Denver, CO
 

2016 – Donated a large coloring mural to the Denver Boys and Girls Club for their production of "The Wiz" – Denver, CO
 

2016 – Contributed a 1-ft square painting to a mural for a senior graduation project that highlights local Denver artists – Denver, CO

2016 – Volunteered with the Colfax Business Improvement District to help paint a large mural within a crosswalk at Colfax and Race Streets – Denver, CO
 

2014 – Donated a painting for a memorial art auction at 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO

2013 – Common area painting on loan with Kutak Rock Law Firm – Denver, CO

 

2013 – Volunteered with the Denver Art Society to help clean and repair their studio spaces – Denver, CO

 

2010 – Background scene painter for a model railroad builder – Denver, CO

 

2004 – Volunteer set designer and scene painter – Ole Olson Memorial Theater – Peru, IN

 

2002 – Volunteer set decorator and Assistant to Art Director, Cyndi Williams, on Martina McBride’s “Concrete Angel” country music video – Nashville, TN

 

1991 – Costume Design Associate – Mid Michigan Community College production of “Hello Dolly” – Clare, MI

For current projects and other information, please follow me on Facebook and Instagram by clicking the following links:

 

Facebook - DaunKnightFineArt

 

Instagram - @CrayolaStrumpet

 

Click the image above to order a copy of the book I helped illustrate: "Sam and Me" by Steve Lamar. My Sam Kinison portrait made the cover!

"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable"
 

- George Bernard Shaw

 

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