Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh is an Oakland, CA based visual artist whose current work is focused primarily on the shifting urban landscape. An avid observer and prolific photographer, she employs a vast catalog of visual notes and memories to create her work. A lover of materials and process, Dawline-Jane uses a range of media including relief print making, pen and ink, photo transfer and encaustic. 


Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh CV

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2015                Exposed Foundations, Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA

                        Traveling Companions, Oxtail Studio and Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2014                Primary Occupation (Homeward Bound), Oxtail Studio and Gallery, Berkeley, CA

                        New Work, Dish Boutique, San Francisco, CA

2008               Coney Island, Shiki Monkey, Sebastopol, CA

Group Shows


Portraits in Diversity, Studio One Art Center, Oakland, CA

Hello City, Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA

*not to scale…The Hown’s Den Nomadic + Domestic Exhibition Space, Buckhannon, West Virginia

Home, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA



California! Small Works, PHOTO, Oakland, CA

RespondSmack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Women in a World Gone Mad, The New Parkway Theater, Oakland, CA

Painted Ladies, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA



More than One Way, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

SDSD//SSDD Rock Paper Scissors Collective, Oakland, CA

In Search of Sheba, Warehouse 416, Oakland, CA

Edible Art Show: Art from Edible East Bay, WCRC, Oakland, CA



Scouting Oakland, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA

Collaborative Art Project Fellows Show, Makeshift Society, San Francisco, CA

Awagami Mini Print International Exhibition, Inbe Art Space, Tokushima, Japan

Feathered Friends, WCRC, Oakland, CA



Round Table Collaboration Collage Show, The Shuman Block Building, Berkeley, CA

The Sketchbook Project 2012, The Brooklyn Art LibraryTraveling show

Celebration: The Successes of Conservation…The Nature Center, Berkeley, CA



 People in ContextSebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA



Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY

Postcards from the EdgeSikkema Jenkins Co., New York, NY

From the Art of New YorkManhattan Borough Hall, New York, NY

Inaugural Show, Opio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Submission (Juxtapose Magazine Show), Fuse Gallery, NY, NY

 Artists Aid 'OrleansCh'I Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY  

 Postcards from the EdgeRobert Miller Gallery, New York, NY  


Curatorial Projects


 AAOE #4 Drawn to Text, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA


Bigman, Alex "Surfaces of Oakland", East Bay Express Arts and Culture, September 4, 2013 http://m.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/surfaces-of-oakland/Content?oid=3699840

Webb, Casey “Featured Project: The Castles and Others”, Jung Katz, December 19, 2014 http://jungkatz.com/2014/12/19/featured-project-the-castles-and-others-by-dawline-jane-oni-eseleh/

Webb, Casey “Featured Project: The Passage”, Jung Katz, December 30, 2014 http://jungkatz.com/2014/12/30/featured-project-the-passage-by-dawline-jane-oni-eseleh/

Marin, Frances “What Goes on a Good Week: Admiring”, Artist Blog July 17, 2015 http://www.francesmarin.com/blog/2015/7/11/what-goes-on-a-good-week

Published/Broadcast Interviews

Benton, Nancy “I was Curious About Her” Artist Blog May 2015 http://www.nancybenton.net/#!dawline-jane-oni/c1ri5

Bahadur, Nina “This is What Inclusive Feminism Looks Like in 7 Images”, Huffington Post, June 16, 2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/16/this-is-what-feminism-looks-like_n_7595322.html

Gonzales, Dawn “Freelance Friday Interview”, Artist Blog, February 19, 2016 http://www.dawngonzalesillustration.com/new-blog/2016/2/18/freelance-friday-interview-with-dawline-jane-oni-eseleh

Oni-Eseleh, Dawline-Jane Interview by Chien, Jen for Sights and Sounds Weekly on KALW FM in San Francisco June 9, 2016 http://kalw.org/post/sights-sounds-weekly-6916#stream/0

Oni-Eseleh, Dawline-Jane Interview by Chien, Jen for Crosscurrents on KALW FM in San Francisco June 16, 2016 http://kalw.org/post/city-muse-artist-focuses-shifting-urban-landscape-oakland#stream/0


Community Engagement

2012-2014      Interim Board President, Youth Spirit Artworks, Berkeley, CA

2015                Audience Engagement Coordinator, Oakland Art Murmur Benefit, Oakland, CA   

2016                Artist Advisory Board Member, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA