- 1994-1996, MA, Royal College of Art, London
- 1989-1992 , BA (hons) Central St. Martin's, London
- 1988-1989 , Manchester Polytechnic
Dawn's work has been featured in publications from "Michael Jackson and Other Men" and JRP Ringier's "Dawn Mellor". It has been featured at Frieze Art Fair and Studio Voltaire in London, and Team in New York, as well as internationally at Galerie Gabriel Rolt in Amsterdam, Galerie Micky Schubert in Berlin, and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich. Recent group exhibitions include shows at MOT International and Victoria Miro Gallery in London, Focal Point Gallery in Essex, MOCCA in Toronto, La Maison Rogue in Paris, and White Columns in New York.