Artist Biography

Dolmanisth is an internationally recognized artist who works in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, video, photography, and time-based, multi-media installations. Her work integrates elements of movement, form, space, and light, into transformative sculpture installations.

Her work has been featured in Exit Art’s retrospective, Renegades, 25 years of Performance Art, Exit Art’s Fever, The Studio Visit, The Garden Of Sculptural Delights, in numerous publications, including Harry N. Abrams’ compendium, NEW ART, featuring the 100 most influential international artists of the 90’s, and Wenn Die Kinder Sind Im Dunkeln, Published by Weiner Secession, Wien, Austria, and has gallery representation with Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Rhode Island.

Dolmanisth exhibited by invitation, commissioned sculpture installations at the Secession Museum, Vienna, Austria, Eusebiusbuitensingel 52, Arnhem, the Netherlands, Art Chamber Gallery, Goa, India, Qeritica Gallery, Varanasi, India, Aurodhan Art Gallery, Pondicherry, India, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, Exit Art, New York City, NY, La MaMa and Joyce SoHo, New York City, NY, Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, Columbus, OH, William Benton Museum, Storrs, CT, Mead Museum, Amherst, MA, and University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst, MA, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, Northampton Center For The Arts, Northampton, MA, SUNY CGCC, Hudson NY, and Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI, among others.

She has earned numerous grants and awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, Artist’s New Forms Project Grant, a Bekshire Taconic Individual Artist Grant Award, a Connecticut College Dayton Artist in Residence Fellowship, a Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship, Artist Resource Trust Award, several Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants, and a nomination for the prestigious Rappaport Prize.

Her teaching, and Visiting Artist/Lecturer career, includes University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts, Keene State College, School of Fine Arts, Keene New Hampshire, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, Academy Of Art and Design, S’Herto D’en Bosse, Netherlands, Academy of Fine Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria, Vermont College, Norwich University, University of Massachusetts, School of Fine Arts, Greenfield Community College, Holyoke Community College, Eastern Connecticut State College, Frelinghuysen Morris House And Studio Museum, Lenox, MA, Northampton Center For The Arts, The Guild Art Center, Easthampton, MA, The Renaissance Art Center, Great Barrington, MA. She is currently a Teaching Artist at the Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI.

Dolmanisth earned her BFA, Summa Cum Laude, combining studies in Visual Arts and Semiotics at Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, and the New School For Social Research, New York, and her MFA, Summa Cum Laude, in Multimedia, Sculpture, and Video Art at the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College in Massachusetts.

She has maintained a studio practice for over 40 years, continuing to exhibit both nationally and internationally, and works on projects by commission.