Gail Dawson received an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, in 2000. Her work explores the interference of media with images, and time and motion. She works between mediums, translating video to paintings and drawings, and paintings and drawings to video.
In 2003, Dawson was appointed a tenure-track to teach painting and new media at San Francisco State University, while she also lectured at Texas State University. The recipient of grants from the Dallas Museum of Art and the City of Austin, her work has been exhibited in group shows and several solo shows in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston.