Dawn Kriss is a native Californian who moved to New York City after receiving her M.A. in conservation from the UCLA/Getty Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation. She received her B.A. from UCLA as well, as a studio art major with a minor in anthropology. Dawn is currently a project conservator at the Brooklyn Museum. Before working at the Brooklyn Museum, Dawn was a fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, studying archaeological Peruvian Paracas ceramics in their collection. She has also worked at the American Museum of Natural History, the Getty Villa Museum, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Dawn has a background in Andean archaeology, and has worked in South America on several excavations, spending two summers at the Tarapaca Valley Field School in Northern Chile, and serving as chief conservator and instructor for the Vitor Valley Archaeological Project in Southern Peru.
Dawn studied photography at UCLA, under Catherine Opie and Walead Beshty. She now photographs landscapes, events, portraits, and whatever else strikes her fancy. You can see more of her photos, here.
Dawn shares some of her favorite plant-based food recipes, and their photos, on her blog, Little Vegan Eats.