ALICE DuBIEL has exhibited work internationally and nationally for over 30 years. Most work is concerned with ecology and the politics of representation; other works explore reproduction. Solo installations at community and college galleries in Washington State and California featured paintings, interactive and conceptual work involving land use. In fall 2006, she was artist in residence at North Cascades National Park.
SINCE 1994 she has created projects functioning as visual components to community work. She has worked with the Seattle Parks department, the Seattle Aquarium and the Medieval Women's Choir of Seattle. The Landscape Tale and Implode the Dome were conceptual works to stimulate community-based land use dialogue, appearing at Bumbershoot, the Seattle Arts Festival, 911 media arts and in ArtPapers, published in Atlanta. In 1990, the artist collaborated with artists Marita Dingus, Ann Rosenthal and Sarah Teofanov to create Dreaming the Earth Whole at Bumbershoot and the Tacoma Art Museum. Her work appears in the collections of the University ofWashington and Swedish Medical Centers and is represented in private West Coast collections. DuBIEL's bookworks and installations have appeared at the University of Wisconsin and the Massachusetts State House and in traveling exhibitions in California and Asia. Other work has been shown in New York, San Antonio, Portland, Edinburgh.
A CURRENT project, The Hazel Tree Mother, develops a narrative based on the story of Cinderella and its traditional links to trees. The secret identity of the heroine explores the dialectic between the studies of ecology and evolution. In 2011, Dubiel visited and exhibited in Daegu, Gyeongju and Gwangju, in "Cultural Sensibilities," a collaboration with women artists from Korea, Russia and US.
ALICE DuBIEL works and lives with her family in Seattle where she volunteers as an amateur naturalist. Born in Berkeley, CA, she received an MA in painting from San Jose State University and an AB in English literature from UC Santa Cruz, pursuing graduate literature studies in medieval literature, art and critical theory at Bryn Mawr College and UC Irvine. In 1984, Dubiel received funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities for research on women's performance. In 2007 she received funds from 4Culture in King County, WA for The Hazel Tree Mother. In addition to offering courses in studio art and expository writing, she has taught English literature and art history, especially focusing on ancient, medieval and contemporary art. Her work appears in Women Artists of the American ~st by Susan Ressler.
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