Marie Yoho Dorsey's work includes printmaking, performance and sculpture. Her studio practice is rooted in an ongoing investigation of hidden histories, memory and stories. Dorsey consciously draws from the landscape, drawing and design principles to shape the inner logic of the art she creates. She studied at the Sogetsu school of Ikebana in Tokyo, Japan for four years and has an MFA from the University of South Florida. In 2014, Dorsey was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. She practices the of the art of Ikebana, the constant search for a balanced relationship between the sky, the earth and man: a parallel to her own personal, spiritual journey.
Dorsey has been selected for artist residencies at the Hemera Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, Amherst, VA, the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency (Fellowship/Scholarship), Snowmass Village, CO, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Saratoga, WY, the Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, Santa Fe, NM, Wildacres Retreat (Fellowship), Little Switzerland, NC, Art and History Museums-Maitland Artist in Residence Fellowship, Maitland, FL and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH.
Dorsey's work has been included in exhibitions at the Maitland Art and History Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL, Gallery 808, Boston University, MA, the Asian American Arts Centre, NYC, NY, IPCNY International Print Center of New York, Muriel Guepin Gallery, NYC, NY, the CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA, the Tampa Museum of Art, FL, and the Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan.