Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe’s work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the complicated construction of gender and identity in his native Mexico and attempting to subvert the notions of masculinity and machismo prevalent in the present day. His immersive, site-specific installations stem from that exploration and go beyond by awakening a universal sense of wonder in the viewer. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions at diverse national and international venues, including the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, The Toledo Museum of Art, The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), Rijswijk Museum (Netherlands), National Centre for Craft and Design (UK). His work is collected by several institutions including the Newark Museum (NJ), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR), the Amon Carter Museum of American (Fort Worth, TX), and the US State Department’s Art in Embassies Program. After living in Montreal, Canada for 7 years, he moved to Dallas, Texas, where he obtained his MFA at the University of Texas at Dallas. For the final two years of his degree, he was an artist in residence at CentralTrak, the Artist in Residency program at UTD. His work has been featured in numerous publications around the world, including Sculpture magazine, the cover of the 12th edition of Art Fundamentals published by McGraw-Hill, and the book Raw + Material = Art. In 2018 he was awarded by UTD the Distinguished Alumnus Award.