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Alisa Dworsky
updated: 05/07/2013
website: www.alisadworsky.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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Surface Tension
Soledad
Points of View
A Time to Rend and a Time to Sew
Transfer/Transform at Bennington Museum
InTension at Brattleboro Museum
Wave, Particle, Duality I
Wave, Particle, Duality III
Indeterminacy XV
Fils de Cuivre II
Fils de Cuivre V
Les Rondelles I
Les Rondelles II
Fine Cord 51
Fine Cord 71
 
Portfolio Keywords:  site-specific, repetition, biomorphic, abstract, craft, landscape, obsessive, organic, process, surreal
 
 
Surface Tension by Alisa Dworsky
Surface Tension
hand crocheted rope, river stones, carabiners
2011
9'" x  20'"  x 20'" 
Soledad by Alisa Dworsky
Soledad
nylon, wood dowels, satin ribbon, steel
2012
Dimensions variable
Points of View by Alisa Dworsky
Points of View
Bamboo, reflective tape, paint, tubing, hardware
2011
Dimensions variable
A Time to Rend and a Time to Sew by Alisa Dworsky
A Time to Rend and a Time to Sew
4 1/2 miles of hand crochted polypropylene rope, existing trees
Aug- Dec 2007, Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington VT
Dimensions variable
Transfer/Transform at Bennington Museum by Alisa Dworsky
Transfer/Transform at Bennington Museum
Handcrocheted plyseter rope
2010
240 " x  60 "  x 60 " 
InTension at Brattleboro Museum by Alisa Dworsky
InTension at Brattleboro Museum
hand crocheted polypropylene rope, pulleys, river stones, graphite on paper drawings
2007-2008
Dimensions variable
Wave, Particle, Duality I by Alisa Dworsky
Wave, Particle, Duality I
graphite on paper
2007
22" x  15" 
Wave, Particle, Duality III by Alisa Dworsky
Wave, Particle, Duality III
graphite on paper
2007
22" x  15" 
Indeterminacy XV by Alisa Dworsky
Indeterminacy XV
multiplate color aquatint
2007
22" x  15" 
Fils de Cuivre II by Alisa Dworsky
Fils de Cuivre II
graphite on paper
2007
22" x  15" 
Fils de Cuivre V by Alisa Dworsky
Fils de Cuivre V
graphite on paper
2007
22" x  15" 
Les Rondelles I by Alisa Dworsky
Les Rondelles I
graphite on paper
2009
12 " x  9 " 
Les Rondelles II by Alisa Dworsky
Les Rondelles II
graphite on paper
2009
12" x  9" 
Fine Cord 51 by Alisa Dworsky
Fine Cord 51
Intaglio Soft Ground (Monoprint)
2010
9" x  9" 
Fine Cord 71 by Alisa Dworsky
Fine Cord 71
Intaglio Soft Ground (Monoprint)
2010
9" x  9" 

Artist Statement

My creative work includes drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and architecture. My approach to these diverse disciplines shares an affinity for the integration of prosaic materials, transformed through a change in use or context.

I am engaged through my art in an ongoing investigation into the ways that human beings interact with the landscape, particularly our compulsion to impose geometric systems on the spaces we occupy. I work with the observation that such systems can be transformed by topography, gravity and the forces of nature. My art is influenced by textiles, agricultural patterns, computer drawings, topographical maps, architecture and the most basic principle of quantum physics that in all matter there is movement.

In the drawing series, Wave, Particle, Duality, I am making drawings using a relief technique informed by my printmaking. I treat the paper like a plate - compress it with a blunt metal tool. I run a stick of graphite over the paper, which marks the surface and leaves the compressed lines that lie below white. I can, layer the process and create a range of tones from white through gray to black.

The drawings, Fil de Cuivre, are also influenced by printmaking; I use pressure to transfer the image. In this series, I take rubbings with a graphite stick of a single copper wire reshaped and repositioned beneath the page. The drawings in the installation InTension are similarly made by taking rubbings of the same rope used to create the crocheted forms, a single strand shifted multiple times beneath the paper. These drawings are simultaneously highly representational and abstract, static and dynamic, which presents an ambiguity of perception I enjoy.

Artist Bio / CV

Alisa Dworsky's installations  have been commissioned by 516 Arts, the Bennington Museum, the Brattleboro Museum, The Fleming Museum at UVM , Burlington City Arts and the Vermont Department of Transportation. New installations  will be  on exhibit summer 2013 at the Lexington Art League in Lexington Kentucky and at the Brattleboro Museum , Vermont,  spring 2014.  Dworsky  has been awarded Five Vermont Arts Council grants, three Vermont Community Foundation grants, a Momenta II printmaking award , and residencies at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center and the Vermont Studio Center. Her architecture and art have been written about in Public Art Review, Art New England and The New York Times. . A complete CV is on her website.

 

Education
1992 M.Arch Yale University, Graduate School of Architecture
1988 B.A Stanford University, (Studio Art major, Intl. Relations major)

Exhibitions and Installations (select)

2014 Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro VT (Installation) 

2013  Lexington Art League, Lexington KY (installation)

2012  516 Arts , Albuquerque NM (installation)

2012 "Acadia Now", University of Jersey City, NJ 

2011 BCA Center, Burlington City Arts, VT. (Solo show)

2011 “Arcadia Now”, Castleton State College Gallery, VT

2010   “Fabrications” exhibit , Cynthia Rreeves Projects, Newport NH.

2010 Bennington Museum, VT(installation)

2009  Burlington Watetfront, Burlington City Arts, VT (installation)

2008 Chaffee Arts Center, Rutland VT, solo exhibit

2007-08 Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro VT, (Installation)

2007-08 Etch and Sketch, Art Complex Museum, MA

2007  Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington VT,(Installation)

2003-04 Design Triennial: Inside Design Now, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, NY

2002 Castleton State College, Castleton VT, solo show

2001 Luminous Fields: Longitude in Time, Route 4, Castleton VT, Temporary mile long highway installation of 1000 reflectors