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Michele Oka Doner : Exhaling Gnosis : Miami Biennale, December 2011-May 2012
Miami, Florida : Miami Biennale, Inc 2011 - Rare exhibition catalog. Notes: Works on paper. Description: 115 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm Contents: Michele Oka Doner : exhaling gnosis / Helen L. Kohen -- Clinamen : works on paper from Dieu Donné papermill -- Texts : artist's book from Dieu Donné papermill -- Creation, from roots : Wildwood Press prints -- Creation, with sun : dykem drawings -- Creation, from dust : frottage works on vellum -- Proposal drawings -- Sargassum : final drawing for Miami Intermodal Center. Other Titles: Exhaling gnosis Responsibility: Peter Menéndez, foreword ; Helen L. Kohen, essay ; Massimo Vignelli, catalog design. Michele Oka Doner (born 1945, Miami Beach, Florida, United States) is an American artist and author. "The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, public art, furniture, jewelry and functional objects Oka Doner is perhaps best known for her numerous public art commissions, including Radiant Site, at New York's Herald Square Subway and A Walk on the Beach at the Miami International Airport Whether large-scale architectural projects, or intimately scaled objects Oka Doner's work is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary Ultimately, it is her curiosity and wonder that provide the driving force behind her work Her art is the rich by-product of an inquisitive mind Through her devotion, Oka Doner has learned to speak the language of the cosmos, acting as a sculptural interpreter of nature's vast lexicon."[4] "Beyond its strength and beauty, Oka Doner's work defies categorization, blurring boundaries between art, design and architecture. In 2016, Doner was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree by the University of Michigan. Oka Doner has also received the Award of Excellence from The United Nations Society of Writers of Artists, the Pratt Legends Award from Pratt Institute, New York, the American Institute of Architects Citation Award for 'Art in Architecture' for "Wave and Gate" at the Dan. M. Russell Jr. U.S. Courthouse, Gulfport Mississippi, the Certificate of Excellence for 'Art in Architecture' from the American Institute of Architects for "Celestial Plaza" New York City, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Stamps School of Art and Design, the University of Michigan, an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts from the New York School of Interior Design, the Best of Show Award and the First place Award in Concrete Artistry from the American Society of Concrete Contractors for "Micco" (Doral Park Pavilion) City of Doral, Florida, the Honor Award from the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association for "A Walk on the Beach," at Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida, the Concrete Industry Board Award for "Celestial Plaza," New York, the Standard Ceramic Company Award and the Lydia Winston Malbin Prize at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She has been an Artist in Residence in the Invitational Residency Program at the American Academy in Rome, and a Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellow in Residence at the University of Michigan. She has received grants from the Knight Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, The Kress Foundation, The Samuel Rubin Foundation, the Reed Foundation, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, The Dorothea L. Leonhard Foundation, and the L.J. Skaggs and Mary Skaggs Foundation. - Wikipedia. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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