Dawn Woolley trained as a fine art printmaker at Manchester Metropolitan University. She received a first class undergraduate degree in 2001 and has since developed a photography-based practice that encompasses digital video, installation and performance as well as photo-based installations. In 2008 she completed an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art and was awarded a prize for excellence by Land Securities and Art Source.
In the spring of 2008 she undertook a three month studio residency at Cite des Arts in Paris. Recent exhibitions have included; “Portmaneau” at Halle 14 in Leipzig, Germany (2011), “My World: Visions of 21st Century Feminism” in the European Women’s Lobby, Brussels (2010), “Start Your Collection” at The London Art Fair (2009), “Fotomonth” in Krakow, Poland (2007) and solo exhibitions in Ffotogallery, Cardiff (2011), South Square Gallery, Bradford (2009), The Lighthouse Art Centre in Wolverhampton (2006) and Warsaw Project Space in Manchester (2003). Her artwork is held in a number of private collections in the UK and in the Museum of Photographic Arts in Kiyosato, Japan. Dawn Woolley currently lives and works in Cardiff, UK and is a photography lecturer at Bridgend College. She is co-director of the curatorial project Another Product, which she founded with James Moore in 2003.