Sally Dion

MFA ’21 Fine Arts Low-Residency

Sally Dion‚Äôs multimedia practice focuses on extraordinary and ordinary moments in life.¬† She documents the news of everyday life both on a personal and global level.¬† Marginalized figures and narratives taken from art, history, and literature. The artist explores the roles and expectations placed on women. Female archetypes‚ÄĒfrom goddesses to madonnas‚ÄĒfill her monotypes, drawings, and fabric sculptures.¬† Her most recent work is a process called monotype or monoprint where she inks large plexiglass plates and then draws with small needles attached to ink filled bottles.¬† It makes a mark as it goes through the pressure of the press that cannot be found elsewhere.¬† The ‚ÄúThree Madonnas‚ÄĚ is not necessarily a religious observation but rather an understanding and perception of motherhood.¬† We can be majestic even while we wrestle the everyday responsibilities of parenting.

Multimedia artist Sally Dion has been a printmaker for almost 40 years. Currently working from 599 Studios in Lawrence, she teaches future artists at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence and Middlesex Community College. In 2021, Dion completed her MFA at MassArt, where she also received her BFA in 1982. She recently became an associate member at Kingston Gallery in SoWa, where she had her first exhibition in August of 2023.