Missy Dunaway

Missy Dunaway

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Missy Dunaway
Missy H. Dunaway is an artist and illustrator. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. In 2013 she traveled to Turkey on a Fulbright Fellowship to study Anatolian textiles. Since then she has been awarded six artist-in-residence fellowships to travel abroad for months out of the year. Missy's paintings exhibit internationally and have been acquired by Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Utah, the Folger Shakespeare Library of Washington DC, and the South Molton Museum in England. Her artwork is also featured by Penguin Random House, Passion Passport, AirBnb, Travel + Leisure, Mashable, The National Audubon Society, Huffington Post Greece, and in Dawn DeVries Sokol's book, A World of Artist Journal Pages (Abrams, 2015). In 2018 she was awarded the Educator Award from 1,400 exhibited artists at the ArtPrize Competition of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a featured instructor on Creativebug.com and teaches workshops in her home state of Maine. Artist Statement: In 2013 I traveled to Turkey with a Fulbright Fellowship to research and paint Anatolian carpets for one year. I initially focused on 14th century Seljuk carpets, but later turned my studies towards village weaving practices. I am especially interested in how a weaver incorporates her personal vision, vocabulary, and history into designs through the use of color and symbols. To aid my research, I learned how to weave flat-weave kilim rugs and knotted pile carpets from master weavers in Istanbul and Cappadocia in the spring and summer of 2014. My paintings employ traditional symbols and designs, but they are not copies of existing carpets. It is important to me that the artists who inspire my paintings are acknowledged and compensated for their contribution. Currently, 15% of artwork sales from my carpet series are donated to women weavers in Turkey via the Hisar Anadolu Support Society (HADD) of Van.
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Black & White Bergama Star Rug, Western Turkey
Missy Dunaway

Black & White Bergama Star Rug, Western Turkey

Acrylic ink on paper

30 x 22 in

$3,500.00

Black & White Memling Gul Rug, Central Turkey
Missy Dunaway

Black & White Memling Gul Rug, Central Turkey

Acrylic ink on paper

30 x 22 in

$3,500.00

Black and White Milas Rug, Southwest Turkey
Missy Dunaway

Black and White Milas Rug, Southwest Turkey

Acrylic ink on paper

30 x 22 in

$3,500.00

Blue Seljuk Carpet, Central Anatolia
Missy Dunaway

Blue Seljuk Carpet, Central Anatolia

Acrylic ink on paper

58 x 58 in

$10,000.00

Green and Violet Milas Prayer Rug
Missy Dunaway

Green and Violet Milas Prayer Rug

Acrylic ink on paper

16 x 12 in

$900.00

Green Turkish Carpet with Peacock Motif
Missy Dunaway

Green Turkish Carpet with Peacock Motif

Acrylic ink on paper

16 x 12 in

$900.00

Grey Prayer Rug, Iraq
Missy Dunaway

Grey Prayer Rug, Iraq

Acrylic ink on paper

61 x 48 in

$10,000.00

Heriz Serapi Rug, Iran
Missy Dunaway

Heriz Serapi Rug, Iran

Acrylic ink on paper

53 x 42 in

$6,000.00

Koliayeh Carpet with Color Abraj, Pakistan
Missy Dunaway

Koliayeh Carpet with Color Abraj, Pakistan

Acrylic ink on paper

47 x 51 in

$7,000.00

Layered Turkish Carpets
Missy Dunaway

Layered Turkish Carpets

Acrylic ink on paper

42 x 30 in

$6,000.00

Suzani Uzbek Rug
Missy Dunaway

Suzani Uzbek Rug

Acrylic ink on paper

16 x 12 in

$900.00

Turkish Tulip Runner
Missy Dunaway

Turkish Tulip Runner

Acrylic ink on paper

45 x 20 in

$3,500.00

Circumventing The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
Missy Dunaway

Circumventing The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918

Acrylic ink on paper

30 x 22 in

$2,800.00

Circumventing The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 II
Missy Dunaway

Circumventing The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 II

Acrylic ink on paper

15 x 22 in

$1,800.00

Peacock Pheasant
Missy Dunaway

Peacock Pheasant

Acrylic ink on paper

15 x 22 in

$875.00

Seven Turkey Feathers
Missy Dunaway

Seven Turkey Feathers

Acrylic ink on paper

22 x 15 in

$975.00

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