Keetra Dean Dixon is a designer and artist who thinks beyond medium in developing her experiential pieces that often explore the fallibility of communication and social connections. Her work has been described as “both craft and technology....and as impersonal code colliding with human touch”. Dixon has worked as an experiential design director in New York and has also had an independent studio practice in rural Alaska that focused on sculpture, lettering and product design. Her hybrid background often leads her towards speculative terrain, leveraging both emergent technologies and process-focused making.
Dixon’s work has been recognized broadly including in the permanent design collection at SFMOMA and the honorable ranking of ADC Young Gun (Art Director’s Cub). She completed commissions for the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration and the 2012 Olympic games. Dixon has shown at the Walker Art Center and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and acted as Design Director for installations featured at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2013 she participated in INCONGRUOUS, a residency for “brazen experimentation in design practices” at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. She recently left her rural Alaska studio to join the faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Museum As Manufacturer. installation at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, 2013