I aim to create images that are satisfying in their absence of resolve. The information unveiled in the pause is a heightened reality. The multiple images are to be read like a poem, with the space between the images acting as a pause in the middle of a line. The breaks between images allow a breath to be taken before moving on. Each image contains people and places that carry a familiarity—they pull chords for personal reflection, or they project new environments to explore.

We are most sincere during experiences that bring all our senses into full awareness of the current moment. When our guard is down, this level of frankness can border on awkward. For in these situations we are allowing to unfold layer upon layer of densely packed information usually kept hidden. By choosing to capture such moments, I am prolonging each point in time. The viewer can then take my place. My works invite you to exist with each person and place during this intimate process.

More images: http://www.cwos.org/CourtneyDauwalder.

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Curriculum Vitae



2007 Master of Fine Arts, Art, Claremont Graduate University

2005 Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Visual Art, University of Washington


2008 Graduate Certificate in Applications of Psychology, University of New Haven

2008 PSYCH-K® Facilitator, The Myrddin Corporation

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Sight & Self-Consciousness—Madison Art Cinemas, Madison, CT

2007 We Almost Seem to Have Touched the Real—East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2002 Current Works—Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

Group Exhibitions

2009 Index I—City Wide Open Studios, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT

2008 AIRS3—Artist in Residence, City Wide Open Studios, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT—curated by Clint Jukkala & Chelsea Spengemann.

2008 MashUp—Santa Monica Art Hanger, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA

2008 21st Annual Juried Student Exhibition—Seton Art Gallery, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

2008 College Art Association Reception—Adam’s Mark Hotel, Dallas, TX

2007 What a Great Space You Have …(L.A.)—Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, CA—curated by Marc Glöde

2007 Exhibitionists—Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, CA

2007 Criteria—Galeria Perdida, Michoacan, Mexico

2007 Criteria—Schalter, Berlin, Germany

2007 College Art Association—Asian Fusion Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Crimson Fotos—Claremont City Hall, Claremont, CA

2006 I Like You—East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2005 Beyond the Fringe—Consolidated Works; Seattle, WA

2005 Works on Paper—Jacob Lawrence Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2002 30th Annual Photo Exhibition—Yakima Community College; Yakima, WA

2002 Student Art Exhibition—Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

Upcoming Exhibitions

2009 Dispersion—ArtSpace, New Haven, CT—curated by Dina Deitsch, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum, MA. (September 17 – October 31, 2009)

2010 Griffin Hospital StoryCorps Portraits—Griffin Hospital Centennial Gala, Southern Connecticut State University, Adanti Center, New Haven, CT. (October 24, 2009)


2009 Portraits of StoryCorps Participants, Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT

2008-2009 Rug Designs, Currently Designing for Clients in Fort Worth, TX & New Haven, CT

2005-2007 Rug Designs, Clients in Seattle, WA & Turlock, CA


2008 Gallery Director's Award—Seton Art Gallery, University of New Haven

2007 Claremont Graduate University Maguire Teaching Assistant Award

2007 Claremont Graduate University Walker & Parker Memorial Fellowship

2007 Claremont Graduate University Fellowship

2005 University of Washington Certificate of High Scholarship

2005 University of Washington Libraries Achievement Award

2004 University of Washington School of Art Scholarship