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About the Artist

Dayton K. Knipher (Tacoma) grew up in Denver surrounded by Colorado’s natural beauty. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Denver and is an award winning photographic artist.

Dayton’s work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and art festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest. She recently completed a photography residency at the Tacoma Art Museum and coordinated their “20/20 Identity and Portrait” project.

Seattle Times’ Michael Upchurch, in reviewing Whatcom Museum’s “Fate of the Forest,” said her work was “well worth investigating,” and The News Tribune’s Rosemary Ponnekanti described her art as abstract, almost painterly symmetries. Dayton’s art is in both public and private collections throughout the U.S.  In 2008 she was awarded both First Place and Honorable Mention at the 2008 Washington State Photographers Exhibition.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.