Emily DuBois

14'h x 12'w

22"w x 10"h and 36"h x 36"w

12"h x 8"w x 3"d

9.5"h x 20.5"w

Postgraduate studies 1980-1981, Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Varanasi, India.
M.F.A. 1980, Textiles, cum laude, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA.
B.F.A. 1970, Textiles, cum laude, Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Crafts, Rochester, NY.

Significant Awards
1990 California Arts Council Fellowship in Visual Arts
1984 National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
1983 NEA/Fiberworks Exhibits/Projects Grant
1980 UC Berkeley Research Fellowship, Professional Studies Program in India

Selected Exhibitions
2007 "Inaugural Exhibition" Hilo Art Museum, Hilo, HI.
"Hawai'i Craftsmen 40th Annual Exhibition" Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI.
2006 "Beauty, Prestige, and Power: Textiles and Costume from the Permanent Collection" M.H. deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA.
2005 "High Fiber" from the permanent collection, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museums, Washington, DC..
"Fibre - a New World View" Irish Craft Council, Kilkenny, Ireland.
2004 "Emily DuBois: The Richness of Nature” TNCA Gallery, Taiwan, R.O.C.
"Hypertextiles" Indiana University, 2004.
2003 "Future Heirlooms" works from the permanent collection, Mingei Museum, San Diego, CA.
2002 "Shibori Now" Yokohama, Japan.
2001 "Fiber Art" Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Consulate, Ankara, Turkey.
"Daegu Annual International Exchange Exhibition” Daegu Culture and Art Center, Daegu, Korea.
2000 "7th Annual Shoebox Sculpture" University of Hawai'i at Manoa, toured Taiwan, R.O.C.
"e-textiles: Jacquard 2000" Le Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, toured Canada, Australia.

Selected Public Collections And Commissions
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.
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.
The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM.
City of Loveland Offices, Loveland, CO.
Aichi Shibori Archive, Nagoya, Japan.
Hilo Art Museum, Hilo, HI.
Sugen, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Niwako Kimono Company, Nagoya, Japan.
Hastings School of Law, San Francisco, CA.
Homart Development Corp., South San Francisco, CA.
Nazareth College Chapel, Rochester, NY.
Hewlett Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, CA.
Saks Fifth Avenue Corporation, San Francisco, CA.
Hughes Aircraft Corporation, Los Angeles CA.
IBM Corporation, Atlanta, GA.
New Life Group, MacLean, VA.

In making art I look for times when "matter is transformed, through energy, into spirit" (a Taoist saying): those times when my thoughts and actions in the studio generate works of art that can inspire other people. I enjoy exploring within the very wide range of techniques defined as Fiber Art, applying my training in drawing, 2-dimensional design, photography and sculpture to fiber media and processes.

The amazing vibrancy of the phenomenal world finds natural expression in works of art through the universal language of abstraction. Techniques become art only when many conditions come together, including those happy accidents that result from the most careful of methods, and the work takes on a life of its own.

"Ame Agari" is a dyed and woven work commissioned by Sugen, Inc., of South San Francisco. Starting with a small sketch and woven on a computer-linked loom, it weighs 5 lbs including metal installation rods.

"Lehua" is an original digital image from photographs of the blossom of an Ohia tree, in my garden in Hawai'i. The image was transformed digitally, and output as digital prints on fan-shaped cotton rag paper and silk crepe de chine fabric.

"Fig Leaf" is a 3-dimensional woven work. Using various software I translated photographs of both sides of a fig leaf into weave structures for a computer-linked Jacquard loom. Hand-woven to scale with the leaf, the resulting cotton fabric was then painted, stiffened, and suspended from fishing wire and a swivel so it turns freely. It was created for an exhibit of merkins.

"Alchemy" is from a series combining computer-linked weaving with resist-dyeing.

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