Dawn Piasta is a fibre artist living in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada.
She is inspired by playfulness and uses her artistry to awaken the memory of special moments in her life. Dawn’s subject matter reflects her unique vision of the world in which she lives; passionate, energetic and spirited. Utilizing a variety of artist techniques and textiles Dawn’s quilts are an extension of her life experiences. A vacation, a song, a person, a flower or simply a feeling. Her quilt artistry tells the stories.
Dawn’s art begins with personal photographs. Her artistic style is eclectic and constantly changing.
Much like the dragonfly, where in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self-realization; Dawn’s artistry channels her mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.
From 2012-2014 Dawn represented Manitoba & Saskatchewan with the Studio Art Quilters Association (SAQA.com). Dawn was proud to have been the President of the Crocus Quilter Guild (Dauphin) from 2010-2014. She is currently a member of the Fiber Arts Network in Canada, and the Canadian Quilters Association. She enjoys teaching and promoting the art of quilting.
Dawn has participated in four Quilt for Change International Exhibits (quiltforchange.org) that raise awareness on global issues affecting women and empowering quilters to become agents for social change. Dawn’s quilts “She Dances” and “Waterhen Special” were selected to be part of the International Quilt Show Special Exhibit “Oh Canada” that travelled extensively through North America in 2012 & 2013.
Dawn has exhibited quilts at the Assiniboine Gallery in Winnipeg and has displayed her artistry beyond the Canadian border at venues in Europe and North America such as the United Nations, major quilt festivals in the United States, museums and universities.