Dawn Okoro’s work is informed by the composition techniques used in fashion photography. Using oil, acrylic, and pencil, she incorporates photography, collage, and ideas from punk and popular culture. Her artwork embodies space, movement, pattern, design, texture, and color; as well as lived experiences and self-reflexivity – a process by which she critically examines the experiences (exterior and interior) that shape her everyday life and those that surround her. With an emphasis on the African American woman, Okoro’s work highlights the energy, creativity and sometimes, preoccupations, of urban culture.
Nigerian American artist Dawn Okoro lives and works in Austin, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, and her law degree from Texas Southern University. Her desire to become an artist spawned from her love of fashion illustration, photography, and design. Okoro’s work has been featured in Forbes, Architectural Digest, Hyperallergic, Drawing Magazine, and The Austin Chronicle. She has exhibited at the Texas Biennial, New York University, Notre Dame University, Rice University Museum, George Washington Carver Museum, and MoCADA Museum in Brooklyn.