Title: Changing Form
Medium: Corten steel
Size: 16' x 8' x 4 1/2'
Doris Chase has been a working artist for over forty five years. A native of Seattle, she studied architecture at the University of Washington, worked as a painter for fifteen years, then as a sculptor for a decade. Her sculptural installations and work in video are recognized around the world. She has worked with architects, museum curators, filmmakers, actors, writers, and dancers to develop commissioned projects for museums and public agencies. Her visual arts career has also made her a leading lecturer across the country. Changing Form, a monumental sculpture installed at Kerry Park in Seattle, Washington, is one of her most visible public art installations.
The book and video, Doris Chase, Artist in Motion, 1992, by Dr. Patricia Failing, is published and distributed by the University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington. Her video project, the By Herself Series, six dramas featuring great actresses and focusing on women's experiences in their middle years, is widely presented in the United States. In 1993, her documentary, The Chelsea, premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: American Institute of Architects, Northwest Museum of Art, 1994; Woodside / Braseth Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1993 and 90; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, 1989; Art in Embassies, USIS, 1984-88; A.I.R. Gallery, New York, 1983-85; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1987, 80, and 78; High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, 1974; Ruth White Gallery, New York, 1970, 69, and 67; Gallery Numero, Rome, Italy, 1966 and 62; Smolin Gallery, New York, 1965; Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1964; Bangkok Center Museum, Thailand, 1963; and Forms Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1963.