In her work, Winnie Daulbaugh aims to explore security, protection and their relation to family structure and considers how those ideas have shaped her as a young adult. Underlying everything though, is her investigation of alcoholism and the impact that it can have on children that grow-up with a family member who struggles with the disease. Daulbaugh delves into an archive of family photos and artifacts to create her prints that take many forms ranging from photo collage to translucent three-dimensional inflatables that push the boundaries of traditional printmaking by employing abnormal substrates and techniques like photo-polymer printing on plastic sheeting or stitching.
Winnie Daulbaugh received her BFA in Printmaking with a minor in Art History at the University of Akron Myers School of Art in the Spring of 2018. As former President of Akron Print Enthusiasts, Student Art League Representative on the Myers Residency Committee and Shop Assistant in Printmaking, Winnie led initiatives that enabled travel and enrichment opportunities for students and the community. She has received the Gillette Study of the Arts Abroad Scholarship, Myers Gold Art Studio Scholarship, and the Folk Charitable Foundation Venice Biennale International Travel and Study of Art Scholarship. Winnie has also received both the Dashiell Travel and the Dashiell Tools and Materials Grants. She currently works at the Akron Art Museum, shows her work both locally and nationally, and is looking to pursue a graduate degree in fine art in the near future.