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Emily DuBois
fiber: woven, mixed media textiles, works on cloth and paper

Wui, 16" high x 18" wide, sumi ink, metal leaf, deconstructed, restored tapa originally made in Tonga by the late Emalata Tu'a Kaufusi and hui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

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

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 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.  

AWARDS 
Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, 2011.

California Arts Council Fellowship in Visual Arts, 1990.

Fashion Foundation Award, Japan, 1989.

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.

Ford Foundation Grant, 1979.

Handweavers Guild of America Scholarship, 1978.

COLLECTIONS
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
2013 Hawaii Craftsmen 46th Annual Statewide Exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art, HI.

2012 Fiber Philadelphia, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA.

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

2010 Earth Tones, Pacific Grove Art Center,  Pacific Grove, CA.

2009  Da Kine: Local Perspectives, The Exhibit Space, Honolulu, HI. 

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

2008 Weave and Resist, HCC Gallery, Ybor City, FL.  

6th International Fiber Biennial Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

2007 Intimate Apparel, Pi Gallery Kansas City MO, toured US to 2009. 

Inaugural Exhibition Hilo Art Museum, Hilo, HI.

2006 Emily DuBois: Fiber Art, Artsplace, Ponca City, OK.

2005 Beauty, Prestige and Power, deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA, to 2006. 

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

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, works from permanent collection, San Diego, CA.

2002 Shibori Now, Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama, Japan.

Renwick Alliance Tour Exhibition, Arts Pacifica Gallery, Kawaihae, HI.

2001 E-textiles, Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, toured Canada and Australia to 2002.

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

Annual International Exchange Exhibition, Daegu Culture and Art Center, Daegu, Korea. 

2000 7th Annual Shoebox Sculpture, UH Manoa Art Gallery, toured US and Taiwan to 2002.

 

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