MISSY H. DUNAWAY
I’M AN AMERICAN PAINTER WORKING WITH ACRYLIC INK IN A MOLESKINE SKETCHBOOK. IN 2013 I VENTURED TO ISTANBUL WITH A FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP AND HAVE BEEN ON THE MOVE EVER SINCE, ATTENDING ARTIST RESIDENCIES AND TRAVELING INDEPENDENTLY IN THE US, TURKEY, MOROCCO AND FRANCE.
For nine years I have painted in Moleskine journals with acrylic ink. Each page is a painting of a landscape or memory embellished with handwritten descriptions. I combined my two most recent journals into one book entitled Standing in Asia, Looking at Europe, Thinking of New York.
One hundred illustrations guide viewers through a journey beginning in 2013 when I moved from New York City to Istanbul for one year, followed by several months spent in villages in central Turkey and Morocco. Along the way the artwork explores broader themes of memory, nostalgia, and the blending of one’s inner world with the external world.