m. Yoho dorsey


as far back as I can remember the power of stories, hidden histories and the creation of myth fascinated me...legends...fables...superstitions...historical events...personal histories...
fascination remains and has expanded into a practice that centers around and allows for entry...a gateway into imaginary environments of my making... 
in each environment a 'framework' is established utilizing the nature and expectation of narrative-a storytelling device... 
these story-telling devices present as documented performances, photography, printmaking, objects and/or out-reach installations and activities inviting the public to participate in it's construction...the collective experience... 
all of this provides, grounds and allows for transportation into an ambigious world of abstract ideas and conditions...
it also serves as a necessity-a conduit attempting to recall my own memories lost over time and through personal circumstance...    

m. Yoho dorsey has been selected for artist residencies at the macdowell colony, peterborough, nh, virginia center for the creative arts, amherst, va, the anderson ranch arts center (fellowship), snowmass village, co, brush creek foundation for the arts, saratoga, wy, the santa fe art institute, santa fe, nm, wildacres retreat, little switzerland, nc, the hemera foundation, art and history museums-maitland, fl and most recently a finalist candidate for the art omi artist residency program 2019, ghent, ny.
  

dorsey's work has been included in exhibitions at the snite museum of art, notre dame, indiana, 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, muriel guepin gallery, nyc, ny, the cfeva, philadelphia, pa, the tampa museum of art, fl, and the sogetsu kaikan, tokyo, japan.  dorsey studied at the sogetsu school of ikebana in tokyo, japan and earned her mfa from the university of south florida...she lives, works and teaches in saint petersburg, florida 
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