Michele Oka Doner

Visual Artist


Biography

Michele Oka Doner is an internationally renowned artist whose career spans four decades. The breadth of her artistic production encompasses sculpture, furniture, jewelry, public art, functional objects and video. Oka Doner's work is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary. She is well known for creating over 35 public art installations throughout the United States and in Europe, including Radiant Site at New York’s Herald Square subway, Flight at Washington’s Reagan International Airport and A Walk on the Beach at The Miami International Airport (1995-2010), which features 9000 bronze sculptures inlaid over a mile and a quarter long concourse of terrazzo with mother-of-pearl, one of the largest public artworks in the world. She has created collections with Steuben in glass, Christofle in silver and Nymphenburg in porcelain. Oka Doner’s other public art projects can be found in U.S. courthouses, public libraries, hospitals, museums, universities, as well as in public parks and transportation centers.

Oka Doner is represented by Marlborough Gallery, New York. In addition to major exhibitions at Marlborough, her artwork can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs at the Louvre, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Dallas Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Yale Art Gallery and the Princeton University Art Museum. Among many publications about her work are three monographs: Natural Seduction (Hudson Hills Press, 2003), Workbook (Oka Press, 2004), and HumanNature (Edizioni Charta, 2008). She maintains studios in New York and Miami Beach.

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