Dawn Breeze

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Statement:

Get Lost.

This is the first direction from the book of Good Directions I recently created. It is a hybrid book, which explores the importance of being lost in order to find authenticity. It is translated from my curriculum, Creativity + Courage™.  A curriculum taught in rehabs, corporations, elementary schools, and other institutions.

The work I create is interdisciplinary, often public, and generally understood as experiential learning. It is driven by love. I believe it is the beauty we love that we must do.  My public practice is seeded in my personal practice of poetry and solitude with nature. I sit in a nest with John Dewey, Joseph Beuys and Yoko Ono.

My work integrates individual and group contributions as creative research, to widen perspectives on societal concepts such as: self-worth or belonging. My work creates opportunity for liberation of self and the public.

When I say art, I mean creativity. When I say artist, I mean human. When I say work, I mean the things we do and make. When I say I create opportunity for liberation, what I mean is my work is about exploring potential by engaging with creativity, and courage.

Dawn Breeze is a creativity advocate, change agent, and internationally awarded artist, living and working in Germantown, NY. She consults on creativity and leadership with global organizations and progressive institutions, as well as with individual entrepreneurs and leaders. Breeze is committed to building community through creativity.

Her social projects include: Instar Lodge, the non-for-profit arts project space she founded and currently directs, Wayfinding: Imaging History with (Our)story, a mapping odyssey at Olana State Historic Site, and her creativity curriculum Creativity + Courage™ which she leads as participatory workshops throughout New England for institutions, corporations, and recovery programs.

She has demonstrated her vision and voice through her expansive and eclectic publishing projects and art exhibitions. Such as Girls in Trees, a widely acclaimed anthology edited by writer Rebecca Godfrey featuring thirty-three artists including: Sharon Olds, Nick Flynn, Samantha Hunt and others.  As well as her recent self-published book of poetry, Breath 40x inspired by her work with iconic poet Bernadette Mayer.

Breeze holds an MFA-IA (Interdisciplinary Arts) from Goddard College, twice a Goddard Spirit recipient.

Breeze currently is a Succurro research fellow exploring the relationship between creativity and healing.

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