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MFA Candidate: Studio Arts

Dagny Walton is a third year graduate student in UM’s MFA Fine Art program. She is an illustrator and printmaker. Originally from Colorado, she received her BA in Classical Studies from the University of British Columbia.  

Dagny applies her background in Classical Studies to a literal interpretation of the myth of the American West and incorporates themes and visuals from Greco-Roman mythology in her work. Her work explores the inheritance of stolen land, the industrial exploitation of the landscape, and the deification of the cowboy archetype. Another major theme of her work is the interplay between human ambition and natural entropy: the permanent consequences our actions have on the land, and the chaotic nature of the environment that threatens our own existence. 

Dagny resides in Missoula, MT with her partner Alexandra and cat Sam. During the course of her degree, she has had the opportunity to work with both the Montana Museum of Art and Culture and for Matrix Press. Her work has been shown at the Cawein Gallery in Forest Grove, OR, the ZACC Gallery in Missoula, MT, and has been featured as the cover design of Cutbank Literary Magazine.