Poppy DeltaDawn is an artist and educator making work that is guided by material. Her current research includes the communication and transition between ancient and modern technologies of labor as they relate to cloth production, land cultivation, and lineages of knowledge.
Projects include exhibitions and projects at H Space Gallery & Muted Horn (Cleveland, OH), Ortega y Gassett Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Below Grand (NYC), Zürcher Gallery (NYC), Standard Space (Sharon, CT), and Heidelberg Project in Detroit, among others. Residencies and fellowships that she has participated in are numerous and include a Media Arts Fellowship and Workspace Fellowship at BRIC Arts Media (Brooklyn, NY), and artist residencies at Caldera Arts (Sisters, OR), the Studios at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), ACRE Residency (Steuben, WI), and a fellowship from Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), among others. DeltaDawn has participated in workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts both on full fellowship, and has curated several exhibitions, most recently with New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and New York Live Arts (NYLA) as part of their Immigrant Arts Mentorship Program, and at Geary Contemporary, the gallery where until 2022 she served as Associate Director in New York City and the Hudson Valley.
DeltaDawn’s work has been written about in Site Unseen, Hyperallergic, and Maake Magazine, among other publications. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, both in Fiber. Prior to beginning her current appointment of Assistant Professor of Visual Art in Textiles at the University of Kansas, DeltaDawn was a Full Time Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2022-2023, and has also taught in the Fiber & Material Studies departments at Tyler School of Art, and the Maryland Institute College of Art.