Michele Oka Doner
Born 1945, Miami, FL
Oka Doner received a Bachelor of Science and Design from the University of Michigan (1966), a M.F.A. (1968), was Alumna-in-Residence (1990), received the Distinguished Alumna Award from the School of Art (1994) and was a Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker (2008).
For the past decade, Oka Doner has been represented by Marlborough Gallery New York.
Michele Oka Doner's work is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world from which she derives her formal vocabulary. The remarkable breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, public art, drawings, prints, functional objects, artist books, hand made paper and video.
Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Germans Van Eck, Diane Brown, Art & Industrie, Willoughby Sharp and Marlborough Gallery in New York; Studio Stefania Miscetti in Rome, Gloria Luria Gallery and the Miami Biennale, in Miami, Florida, Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Michigan,.
Her work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Cooper-Hewitt, New York; La Musée Des Artes Décoratifs, The Louvre, Paris; The Wolfsoniana, Genoa; The Art Institute of Chicago, The Virginia Museum, The St. Louis Museum, The Dallas Museum of Art, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Yale Art Gallery, Princeton University Art Museum, and the Miami Art Museum.
More information on this artist can be found at http://www.micheleokadoner.com/home.html
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