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Emily Dvorin

  • 480 Gate 5 Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
  • #205

About The Artist

Artist Statement

I am known for my innovative, transordinary vessels made with every-day, common materials, using traditional basketry techniques in a non-traditional way. With a visual language, I tell a story by sculpting, weaving, assembling and coiling, interacting with material, pattern, color, design and texture. My use of re-purposed, re-contextualized materials is commentary on overconsumption of commercial goods, societal excess and throwaway consumerism. My work references regular life and our relationship with our urban environment.

Biography

I have been a sculptural basketry/ fiber artist for over 40 years. I grew up in NJ and have been living in CA since 1970.  I have exhibited, taught, consulted and spoken about my artist career  for many organizations. I owned and operated a retail business, Various & Sundries, for 35 years. I was President of The National Basketry Organization for 3 years. I now have an active art practice and a studio in Sausalito at the ICB.

Art Medium(s)

Sculpture, Fiber

Studio Information

Building Name

Industrial Center Building (ICB)

Studio Or Unit Number

#205

Studio Address
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Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address
Phone

(415) 602-0131

Artist Website

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

ADORNED – Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD

FANTASTIC FIBERS – INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT – Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

MATERIAL II: EXHIBITION OF FIBERF ART – D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

THE GOLD STANDARD – TSGNY 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW – The Westbeth Art gallery, NYC, NY

BASKETRY NOW – The Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

FIBER OPTIONS: MATERIAL EXPLORATIONS – Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

NATIONAL FIBER DIRECTIONS – Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

Publications

“THE LANGUAGE OF MAKING”: Visual Voices from The Textile Study Group of  New York

“DIMENSIONAL CLOTH” – Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists, by Andrea F. Stanton

“EMILY DVORIN: TRANSORDINARY VESSELS” – National Basketry Organization Quarterly Review, Fall Issue

“CREATING ABUNDANCE” – Surface Design Journal, Summer Issue

Awards

INTERNATIONAL FIBER ARTS IX – Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

VISION: AN ARTIST”S PERSPECTIVE – Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, CA

THE NOW WOW PROJECT – Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH

ARTFULLY RECLAIMED – Marin Moca Museum, Novato, CA

A TWIST ON TRADITION – Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA

HIDE AND REVEAL – International Craft Competition, Cheongju City, Republic of Korea

Press

“EMILY DVORIN, ARTIST” – Les Femmes Folles: Women in Art, January Issue

“THE WACKY BASKETRY OF FIBER ARTIST EMILY DVORIN” – The Women’s Eye, October Issue

“ARTIST MAKES ‘WACKY’ BASKETS FROM EVERYDAY ITEMS” – San Francisco Chronicle, September Issue

“DVORIN WEAVES UNUSUAL, COLORFUL WORK” – Marin Independent Journal, October Issue

Education

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BA – Liberal Arts, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

MAT – Education, George Washington University, Wash., DC