Dale Dunning holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University, New Brunswick (1969) and a Master of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan (1971). Specializing in sculpture, Dunning works exclusively in metal. The head is the central visual theme in his work: “My representation of the head is non-specific as to gender, time, colour or creed. As an object of contemplation it functions as a mirror of the viewers’ experience, reflecting and evoking conscious and subconscious memories, thoughts and feelings.”
Among the many collections housing Dunning’s evocative sculptures are the National Library of Ottawa and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. A prolific sculptor, Dunning has regularly exhibited his work in private and commercial galleries since 1980.