Emily DuBois

FIBER: WOVEN, MIXED MEDIA TEXTILES, WORKS ON CLOTH AND PAPER

Warps and Wefts, 2017, 12 panels 10x8in each, dyed, woven, painted, pieced fabrics, mixed fibers.



Warps and Wefts, detail.

Wui, 16" high x 18" wide, sumi ink, metal leaf, deconstructed, restored tapa originally made in Tonga by the late Emalata Tu'a Kaufusi and hui

Wui, detail

EMILY DuBOIS

was born in NY in 1946. She earned a B.F.A. with honors from the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, in 1970, and an M.F.A. with honors from California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, in 1980, followed by a year in India through the Berkeley Professional Studies Program. Emily DuBois has received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship and many other awards for her work. Her textiles, drawings, and mixed media works are represented in the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Hawai’i State Foundation for Culture and the Arts; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museums; the M. H. de Young Museum, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco; the Aichi Shibori Archive in Nagoya, Japan; and many other public and private collections worldwide.  

EDUCATION

BFA cum laude RIT School for American Craftsmen, Rochester NY, 1970.

MFA cum laude California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC), Oakland CA, 1980.

Postgraduate studies: Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Varanasi, India, 1980-81.

AWARDS

Hawaii Craftsmen ASJE, Honolulu Museum of Art, 2015.

Paul Loo Memorial Award, Hawaii Craftsmen ASJE, Honolulu Museum of Art, 2014.

American Bamboo Societies Award, 2013.

Hawai’i State Foundation for Culture and the Arts purchase award, 2011.

California Arts Council Fellowship in Visual Arts, 1990.

National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, 1984.

NEA/Fiberworks Exhibits/Projects Grant, 1983.

U.C. Berkeley Professional Studies Program in India Fellowship, 1980-81. 

Talk Story, detail, woven cotton thread 24" high, 6" wide

Elements, detail.

Elements, 2017, 12 panels 13x5in each, woven, pieced, mixed fibers.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2015 Collaborator, Material Codes Ephemeral Traces, Concordia University, Montreal.

2015 Speaker, Poetry Scores Hawaii: Look Like What It Is, University of Hilo, HI.

2011 Juror, 28th Biennial, Hawai’i Handweavers Hui, Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI.

2006 Speaker, TAFTA (The Australian Forum for Textile Arts), Volcanoes National Park,

2005 Keynote Speaker, Sustainable Culture conference, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.

2005, Speaker, Friends of Fiber Arts, SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois.

2004 Visiting Artist, Taiwan National University of Applied Arts, Tainan, Taiwan.

2002 Speaker, Friends of Fiber Arts, SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois.

1995-2000 Faculty, Department of Environmental Design, UC Davis, CA .

1994-1995 Visiting Artist, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.

1992 Speaker, workshop, International Shibori Symposium, Nagoya, Arimatsu, Japan.

1983-2007 Workshops, Hawaii, USA; Canada; Japan; Taiwan; Europe.

COLLECTIONS

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI.

Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, HI.

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museums, Washington, DC.

M.H. deYoung Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA.

Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA.

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI.

Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.

The Albuquerque Museum,  Albuquerque, NM.

Hastings School of Law, San Francisco, CA.

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Science, Oakland, CA.

Aichi Shibori Archive, Nagoya, Japan.

City of Loveland Offices, Loveland, CO.

Nazareth College Chapel, Rochester, NY.

Philadelphia University, Textile Department, Philadelphia, PA.

Niwako Kimono Company, Nagoya, Japan.

EXHIBITS

2017 Honolulu Museum of Art First Hawaiian Center, Abstractions, Honolulu, HI.

2016 Fiber Hawaii, Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, Honolulu, HI.

2016 Abstracts Only! Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center, Hilo, HI.

2015 Poetry Scores Hawaii: Look Like What It Means, University of Hilo, Hilo HI.

2015 Contemporary Craft Invitational, Wailoa Center, Hilo, HI.

2014 36 Views of Leahi, Arts at MARKS Garage, Honolulu, HI.

2011 GREEN: the Color and the Cause, Textile Museum, Washington, DC.

2011 Sublime, Sensible, Serendipitous, Honolulu Academy Art Linekona, Honolulu, HI.

2009 Towards the Divine, Maui Hands Gallery, Paia, HI.

2006 Beauty, Prestige and Power, deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA.

2005 High Fiber, from permanent collection, Renwick Gallery, SAAM, Washington, DC.

2005 Fibre: a New World View, Irish Craft Council, Kilkenny, Ireland.

2004 Emily DuBois: The Richness of Nature, TNCA Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.

2003 Future Heirlooms, Mingei Museum, from permanent collection, San Diego, CA.

2001 E-textiles, Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, toured Canada and Australia.

2001 Fiber Art, Art in Embassies Program, Consulate, Ankara, Turkey.

2000 7th Annual Shoebox Sculpture, UH Manoa Art Gallery, toured US and Taiwan.


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