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Dorit Cypis uses performative strategies, photography, and social sculpture to explore the psycho-physical-social aspects of history, knowledge and experience. Cypis’ presentations are often immersive laboratories abstracting form and meaning to expose paradox and possibility. Her work has been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, International Center of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Orange County Museum, Walker Art Center, Musee d'Art Contemporain/Montreal, Musee des Beaux Arts/Bruxelles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Orange County Museum of Art, in addition to international galleries and artist spaces.

Cypis has taught on identity, representation, social relations, and conflict transformation at universities and colleges across the USA as well as in Canada, Holland, France, Switzerland, and Israel. Cypis has been instrumental in designing public programs including Kulture Klub Collaborative, Minneapolis, 1992-1998, artists working with homeless youth to develop their capacity for creative expression, and Foundation for Art Resources, FAR, Los Angeles, 1979-1982, assisting artists to work collectively and to situate art in the public domain. Cypis founded Foreign Exchanges in 2007, developing tools of engagement across personal and cultural differences. She is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders and recent Chair of the Middle East Initiative, Mediators Beyond Borders.

Cypis has received awards and fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts, Japan Foundation, Bush, McKnight, Jerome, Ordway and Durfee Foundations, City of Los Angeles Cultural Arts, and Fellows of Contemporary Art. She earned an MFA Californian Institute of the Arts, and an MDR, Masters of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University.

 

 

 

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Born 1951 in Tel Aviv, Isreal,
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


EDUCATION
2005 MDR Masters of Conflict Resolution, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
1977 M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1974 BFA; BA Education, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
1970 Sociology Sir George Williams University, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA


Selected EXHIBITIONS *Solo

2014
*The Sighted See the Surface, LM Projects, Los Angeles, CA
The Sighted, Hinge Parallel, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Folding Time Rhymes, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
ENACT, Cleveland Performance Art Center, Virtual Exhibition, enact-artinthemind.com

2012
Reflections: HisStory is Real, Black Box, Pacific Standard Time Performance Festival, Los Angeles, CA
The Very Eye of Night, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
*The Life of Life (a prelude), Kamikaze, POST, Los Angeles, CA

2011
She Accepts the Proposition, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School/Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles, CA
Colonialism: Collective Unconscious, William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
LA Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970 -1983, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA
*A Symmetry, La Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Narratives of the Perverse, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Band of Outsiders, video, ARTspace Media Lounge, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
L.A. NAPOLI, video, Le Cercle Blanc Gallery, Berlin, GERMANY
The Optimist’s Parking Lot, Beacon Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

2010
*The Artist and Her Archive, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
*FabLab (looking for patterns), 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
*Inside/Outside/In, Dan Graham, Perform Now Festival, Los Angeles, CA

2008
*Galileo, Bank-Art, Los Angeles, CA
ArtWise: 15 Years of Kulture Klub Collaborative (artists and home-less youth bridging survival and inspiration,
       (founded by Cypis, 1992)
, SOO Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2007
*Psycho, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
*Stranded Subjects, Cartographies of the Theological-Political, Humanities Research Center, Beale Art Gallery,
       University of CA, Irvine, CA

2006
Sightlines, Consider This…, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Girl’s Night Out, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Harbor, CA
*The Sound Of Time, Galerie Optica, Montreal, CANADA
*Liberty (leading the people), Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

2001
*Contingency ( lui lui), Storage , Los Angeles, CA
*Departures, (Michal Kobialka), Barker Dance Theater, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2000
*Angel of Histories, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA

1998
*Framing Memories I Never Had, Galerie de l'Universite du Quebec a Montreal, CANADA,
Sculpture on Site, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
100 Years of Sculpture: from the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Beyond the Pink, (music by Carl Stone), Santa Monica Museum,CA
Memorable Histories and Historic Memories, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

1997
Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century, St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO;
       Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC
Contre Jour (Against the Light), (Nourit Masson_Sekine) Cine-Bal, Strasberg, FRANCE
*Hungry Ghost (and the 7 Muses), Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois/Urbana- Champaign, IL
1994 *Psycho-Portraits, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston
*Double Take, Power, Pleasure, Pain: Contemporary Women Artists and the Female Body), Fogg Art Museum,
       Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Corpus Loquendi (Body for Speaking): Body-Centered Video in Halifax 1972-1982, Dalhousie University,
       Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA

1993
*The Body in the Picture, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
Cut and Uncut: Montage and Eroticism , Howard Yezersky Gallery, Boston, MA
Fictions of the Self: The Portrait in Contemporary Photography, Weatherspoon Art Gallery,
       University of North Carolina/Greensboro; Herter Art Gallery, U Massachusetts Amherst

1992
*Dorit Cypis/Carolee Schneeman, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

1991
*Odalisque (The Devil in Miss Jones), Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
*Pleasure and Pain: Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, CANADA
*The Inquisition, Out There, Walker Art Center and Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN
The Body in Question, Aperture/Burden Gallery, NY
Erotic Desire in Photography, Perspektief/Con Rumore, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Le Corps Vacant, Vox Populi, Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal, Musee d’Art Contemporaire,
The Projected Image 1970-1990, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1990
*I/You: Dorit Cypis/Robert Heinecken, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
*A Sacred Prostitute (one in herself), Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Indomitable Spirit, Photographers and Friends United Against AIDS, International Center of Photography,
       New York, NY; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
*Coming Out, Agit Prop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1989
X-Rayed (altered), Intermedia Arts and First Bank System, Minneapolis, MN; Anderson Gallery,
       Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
*The Naked Nude, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing, Artist Space, New York, NY
Sequence (con) Sequence: (sub) Versions of Photography in the 80's, Aperture/Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
The Photography of Invention: American Pictures of the 80's, National Gallery of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, DC;
        Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center. MN

1988
*X-Rayed, New American Filmmakers, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
*Threshold in Musical Time I (Tomiko Takai, Butoh dancer), Space AD 2000, Tokyo, JAPAN
Utopia Post Utopia: Configurations of Nature and Culture in Recent Sculpture and Photography,
       Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1987
*Phantasmagoria, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, CANADA
Sexual Difference: Both Sides of the Camera, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Center for Exploratory and
        Perceptual Art, Buffalo, NY; Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia U, NY

1986
*The Artist and Her Model (Linnet Atten), De Zaak, Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS
Three Photographers: The Body, The New Museum, New York, NY
Spiritual America, CEPA Gallery, Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art, Buffalo, NY
Signs of the Real, White Columns, New York, NY
Couer du Maelstrom, Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, BELGIUM
*Body Talk: The Panorama Story, The Real Big Picture, The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY

1985
Seduction and the Working Photograph, White Columns, New York, NY
A World a Part, Beaux Lezard Gallerie, Paris, FRANCE
*Talking Back to the Media, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
*Double/Doppleganger, Aorta, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

1983
*Still Cinema: Talking Pictures, Grande Theater, Groningen, Apollohuis, Eindhoven; T’Hoogt, Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS
Dark Rooms, Artist Space, New York, NY
Film as Installation, The Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY

1981
The Quest of the Impresario: A Reconstruction, White Columns, NY
*The Quest of the Impresario: Courage, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA


PUBLICATIONS BY THE ARTIST
2014
Performing Empathy: What the Arts Can Offer Conflict Resolution, Dorit Cypis, Eva Vander Giessen,
       Susan Oetgen, Association for Conflict Resolution Magazine, Winter 2014

2013
History Lesson (an arrangement), Theater/Polish Perspectives: Tadeusz Kantor, editors Michal Kobialka and Natalia Zarzecka,
        Crickoteka, Krakow, POLAND

2012
“Foreign Exchanges: You Who Looks, May Not See”, Manifestation 08, Internationale d’Art de Quebec, Quebec City, CANADA
Brave New World (remix), PBS Art21, blog.art21.org/2012/01/12/a-brave-new-world- remix/#more-54901
History Lesson (an arrangement), Polish Theater/Polish Perspectives: Tadeusz Kantor Twenty Years Later,
       edited by Michal Kobialka and Natalia Zarzecka, Crickoteka, Krakow, POLAND

2011
Los Angeles: A Zone Beyond Time, Pacific Standard Time, 18th Street Art Center, Getty Research Center, Los Angeles, CA

2010
The Middle East: Without a Middle, mediate.com Weekly, #359, December 28, 2010
Peace and Reconciliation Report/Middle East Initiative, Mediators Beyond Borders, Volume 4, #3, page 7, September 9, 2010

2009
Dorit Cypis, The Beat and the Buzz: Inside the LA Art World, Richard Hertz, Minneola Press, CA

2008
“The Spirit of Proximity”, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest #6, California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, CA
“Conflict, Mourning and Aesthetics, Shifter, New York, NY, mediate.com, January 2008

2007
“Stranded Subjects”, Make/Shift, Jessica Kaufman, Issue 2, Los Angeles, CA

2006
"Between the Conceptual and the Vibrational", Dorit Cypis in conversation with Simone Forti, Part 2,
       (Day 2, October 2003), Beyond Baroque Magazine, Summer, issue 2, Los Angeles

2004      
"Between the Conceptual and the Vibrational", Dorit Cypis in conversation with Simone Forti,
       Part 1, (Day 1, October 2003), X-Tra, Summer Issue, 6.04, Los Angeles, CA 

1996
“On Art and Homelessness,” The Southern Theater Newsletter, Minneapolis, MN, April May
“Kulture Klub: A Special Project by Dorit Cypis for Project OffStreets,” The Southern Theater Newsletter,
       Minneapolis, MN, April/May

1994
“The Body in the Picture (Letter to Isabella)”, In the Eye of the Beholder, editor Jill Medvedow,
       Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

1993
“What’s My Name?,” Anonymity and Identity, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
“Memory,” Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, April
“Hard Times,” United Arts Action Agenda, Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, January

1991
“Bioapparatus” (critical response to Virtual Reality for Virtual Seminar), Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, CANADA
“Letter to the Heritage Foundation,” Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, June
“The Body in Question,” Aperture, New York, NY, Winter
“The Body in the Bank: Pushing the Boundaries of Patronage” Art Papers, Atlanta, GA, March

1990
“Essex Hemple, Coming Out”, Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, December
“Thanks for the Kick in the Butt” (on Congressional decisions over the NEA), Artpaper,
“The Body in the Bank,” and “Just Say Yes,” Talk back-Listen, The Visual Arts Program at First Bank System 1980-1990,
       Lynne Sowder and Nathan Braulick, edited by Bruce Ferguson

1989
“Courbet Reconsidered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art,” Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, Summer
“Threshold in Musical Time", Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
“X-Rayed (the child),” Drukwerk De Zaak, Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS, #37

1983
“Still Cinema: Talking Pictures,” De Appel Bulletin, Number 3/4, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
“Up in the World,” Drukwerk De Zaak, Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS

1980
“HisStory is Real,” High Performance, Los Angeles, CA, Fall/Winter

1979
“Dance of the Leaf Blue Blanket,” High Performance, Los Angeles, CA


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2014 Guggenheim Foundation
        Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
        SPArt, Social Practice Art, CA
2008 Fellows of Contemporary Art, CA
2007 COLA Award, City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department, CA
2006 Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Study Fellowship, Pepperdine University, CA
1997 McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
1996 First Bank Sally Ordway Irvine Award, Artistic Vision for Kulture Klub, Minneapolis, MN
        Jerome Foundation, Travel/Study, FRANCE and POLAND, St. Paul, MN
1993 Bush Foundation, St. Paul, MN
1992 Minneapolis Arts Commission Public Arts Program, Finalist with architect Yantze Curiskis,
1991 McKnight Foundation, Film in the Cities, St. Paul, MN
1990 Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
1989 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
1988 Japan Foundation, Sumitomo Shintaku Bank, Tokyo, JAPAN
1987 Jerome Foundation, Travel/Study Grant, SOUTHEAST ASIA and JAPAN ,St. Paul, MN
        Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul, MN
1985 McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
        UC Video Translations for Everything in Sight, St. Paul, MN
        National Endowment for the Arts, Interarts, Washington, DC
        Minnesota State Arts Board (with John Schlesinger), St. Paul, MN
1983 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
1979 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
1972 Canada Council for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (numerous Private Collections)
Bush Foundation, St. Paul, MN
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson
First Bank Systems, Minneapolis, MN
Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain Alsace (FRAC), FRANCE
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Archive (Anne Hawley), Boston, MA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Harbor, CA
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


REVIEWS AND ARTICLES (* feature)
2012
Cindy Rehm, The Very Eye of Night, Sweating Blood,
        http://ssweatingblood.blogspot.com/2012/07/very-eye-of-night.html
Holly Myers, The Very Eye of the Night at Jancar Gallery, Culture Monster latimesblogs July
Sharon Mizota, PST, A to Z ‘She Accepts’, ‘It Happened’, Culture Monster latimesblogs January

2011
Reed Johnson, ‘Rethinking Borders’: Urging both sides to an understanding", Los Angeles Times, November 7, 2011
Catherine Wagley, LA Expanded, dailyserving.com, Feb. 18, 2011

2010
Christopher Knight, Supernatural, @Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles Times, Culture Monster, August 20, 2010

2009
Clayton Cambell, Dorit Cypis and Hildegard Duane at Jancar Gallery, Artweek, August 23, 2009

2008
* Sharon Mizota, New Ways to See, as with “Galileo”, Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2008
Matias Viegener, The Region of Unlikeness, X-Tra, Volume 10, #3, Spring 08

2007
Doug Noll, Fix Your Conflicts, www.worldtalkradio.com, December 2007
Leah Ollman, The Region of Unlikeness, Los Angeles Times, August 2007

2006
David Joselit, Public Image, Ltd., Artforum, September, 2006
Michelle Kuo, Consider This..., Artforum.com, July 01, 2006
Leah Ollman, On the walls and in your face, calendarlive.com, Los Angeles Times, September 4, 2006

2004
Carmen Tomfohrde, Tangled “Sightlines”: Dorit Cypis at Occasional, mnartists.org, November

2003
Christopher Knight, Reframing Feminine Identity, Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2003
James Meyer, Outside the Box, James Meyer Unpacks Craig Owens's Slide Library, Art Forum

2000
*Thomas McGovern, Angel of Histories, Art Papers Magazine, Atlanta, Fall

1998
Peter Lunenfeld, Alchemical Portait, Portraiture in the Digital Age, www.postmedia.net
Mary Abbe, From the Pedestal to the Pixel, ART News, NY, NY, September
Patricia Briggs, Sculpture on Site, Artforum, N.Y., N.Y., November
Patricia Briggs, Material/Immaterial, The Soap Factory, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL, March
Peter Frank, Out of Actions Symposium, Beyond the Pink Performance, LA Weekly, Los Angeles, CA, February, 7
Mary Jean Kenton, Recycling Art History, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL, May
*Marcus Miller, Being in Pictures, Hour, Montreal, CANADA, October 22, 1998
Mason Riddle, A Century of Art, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, February 22

1997
*Anita Douthat, On a Tightrope Without a Net, SPOT, Houston Center for Photography, TX Spring
Ferguson, The A List, Material/Immaterial, City Pages, Minneapolis, MN, September 24
Mason Riddle, Material/Immaterial, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, October 18
* Jen Thaney, Seward Artist Teaches Homeless Teens the Power of Expression, Seward Profile, Minneapolis, MN, April
Michael Weinstein, Scene of the Crime, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL, July-August

1996
Mary Abbe, Fragments of human anatomy featured in show at Weisman, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, July 26

1995
Mary Abbe, Self Portraits, a study in character, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, June 13
Jennifer Amie, Self as Subject, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, The Minnesota Daily, University of Minnesota,
       Minneapolis, Thursday, April 13
* K.M. Randolph, New Art Examiner, Chicago, vol. 17, pgs. 60-61, January
* Deb Risberg, Dorit Cypis, Dialogue, Columbus, OH, May-June

1993
Mary Abbe, Women in art, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, March 25
Jean Caslin and Adele Horne, Women in Photography Conference, SPOT, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, Spring
* Stan Grossfeld, Haunting, powerful photographs at the Gardner Museum, The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, September 9
* Ann Schecter, Dream-like views of women at the Gardner, The Sun, Boston, MA, October
* Mary Sherman, Capturing more than the moment: Photographer Dorit Cypis pushes the limits of traditional portraits,       The Tab, Boston, MA, September 14

1992
*Diane Helleckson, The Naked Truth, St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, October 10
Charmaine Picard and Sharon Potter, Corpus Delecti, Una Arqueologia del Cuerpo(An Archeology of the Body),
       PhotoVision (Spanish/English) #23, Barcelona, SPAIN

1991
James Auer, Off-the-wall stuff at Kohler Center, The Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, WI, Nov.10
Kenneth Baker, Slide Art Out of Shadows, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA, March 7
David Bonetti, Sliding toward new narrative forms, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA,
* Roy Close, Feeble ‘Inquisition’ Off Mark, St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, January 9
A.D. Coleman, The Body in Question:’ Defiance of Bowdler’s Heirs, The New York Observer,
Marie-Michele Cron, Seduction, Desir, Soufferance, Le Devoir, Montreal, CANADA, September 7
Charles Hagen, Turning the Lens Inward, New York Times, New York, NY, September 22
*David Joselit, Projected Identities, Art in America, New York, NY, November (cover illustration)
Joycelyn Lepage, Des photos qui devoilent des etres plus que deux fois nus, La Presse, CANADA, September 7
Stewart Marion, Seeing is believing: JMKAC light show, Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI,
Myriam Merette, La Chair est Triste, Voir, Montreal, CANADA, August 29
* David Pagel, Peculiar Pleasures: Dorit Cypis, Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles Times, October 3
Tony Reveau, Fleeting Phantoms (‘The Projected Image’), Artweek, San Jose, CA, March 28
* Phyllis Jane Rose, Dorit Cypis at the Southern Theater, Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, March
* Mike Steele, Staged “Inquisition’ Masks Complexity of Trials Women Face, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, January 19
Mike Steele, Three Plays Grapple with Women's Questions, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN

1990
* David Anger, In the eye of the beholders: Minneapolis artist Dorit Cypis explores the many ways we look at ourselves,
       the sort of vision under attack by conservative critics of the NEA,
Twin Cities Reader, Minneapolis, MN, July 4-10
Robert Atkins, Artworkplace: First Bank System's 'Symbolic ' Experiment Ends, Village Voice, New York, NY, March 6
* Neal Cuthbert, Dorit Cypis, Intermedia Arts Gallery, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL, January
* Mary-Charlotte Domandi, Dorit Cypis: Singing the Body Electric, The Body in Question, Aperture, New York, NY, Winter
* Debra Duez Donato, Dorit Cypis, Randolph Street Gallery, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL,
James Gardner, False Witness, National Review, January 22
Eleanor Heartney, Art in the 90’s: A mixed prognosis, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL, May
Diane Helleckson, ‘Agit Prop’ is leftist variety show that tackles topics from race to sex,
        St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, October 19
* Kathryn Hixson, Dorit Cypis, Randolph Street Gallery, Arts Magazine, New York, NY,
* Laura Kipnis, Feminism’s Altar Ego, Afterimage, Rochester, NY, October
Ottoman Klaus, Tattoo, Randolph Street Gallery, Flash Art, New York, NY/Milan, ITALY, January/February
* Richard C. Ledes, Dorit Cypis, Artforum, New York, NY, January
* Vince Leo, Interview with Dorit Cypis, Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, March
* Liz Lufkin, Women through the Camera Lens: Dorit Cypis/Robert Heinecken, San Francisco
* Calvin Reid, Art and Politics: Beyond Mourning, Art in America, New York, NY, April
* Harry Roache, Fire and Ice: Dorit Cypis's and Robert Heinecken's photographs complement each other,
        despite their antagonistic styles
, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco
Michael Starenko, Photography of Invention: A Question of Intent, New Art Examiner, February

1989
Cathy Curtis, LACE’s ‘Self Evidence’ Exhibit Takes Viewer for a Spin, Los Angeles Times, June 2
Anita Douthat, Transforming with Light, Art New England, Brigton, MA, June
* Allison Ferris, Dorit Cypis at Intermedia Arts, Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, Summer
Jeffrey Kastner, From Manhattan to St. Paul, Art Exhibitions Stir Up Controversy, Pioneer Press Dispatch,
       St. Paul, MN, December 3
Margaret Lazzari, Contemplating the Self, Artweek, San Jose, CA, May 27
Mary Abbe Martin, Show Lets the Viewer Answer the Question: ‘Is it Obscene or Art?’ Star Tribune, Minneapolis, November 24
* Robert Merritt, Anderson Gallery exhibits challenging, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA, December 3
Susan Muchnic, ‘Witnesses’ Show Presents AIDS as a Complex Issue, Los Angeles Times,11-16
John Russell, Statements of Grief and Survival in Show that Confronts AIDS, New York Times, New York, NY, November 16

1988
David Bonetti, The Painted Word, ICA hangs a catalogue, The Boston Phoenix, MA, February 12
Christopher Knight, Focusing on the hidden meaning of ‘Untitled’ works, Los Angeles Herald Examiner,
       Los Angeles, CA, February 7
Aileen Park, Utopia: Post Utopia: New Exhibit at ICA, The Heights, Boston, MA, February
Nancy Stapen, ICA exhibit misses utopia by miles, The Boston Herald, Boston, MA, February 19
Kelly Wise, ICA’s ‘Utopia Post Utopia’: A bit inflated, The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, February 27

1987
*Madeline Douglass, Love After Death, Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, January
Andy Grunberg, Photography: Images and Issues, New York Times, New York, NY, May 22
David Halle, Video and Performance Art, The Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA, March 29
* Mason Riddle, Love after Death: A Renaissance, Artforum, New York, NY, March
* Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Sexual Difference: Both Sides of the Camera, CEPA Quarterly, Buffalo, NY, Spring /Summer
Melissa Stang, Weaving Mysteries: Dorit Cypis and John Schlesinger at Thomas Barry Fine Arts,
       Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, May

1986
Marianne Goldberg, Shadow to Frame, Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, New York, NY, #5
Gary Reynolds, Translations, Vinyl Arts Magazine, Minneapolis, MN, May
Mason Riddle, Shifting Images in an Echo Chamber: Dorit Cypis and Laurie Novak at Film in the Cities,
       Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, January
Mike Steele, Red Eye’s ‘Everything in Sight’ takes provocative look at cultural imagery, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, May 29
Christine Tamblyn, Reaching Out to the Unknown, Artweek, San Jose, CA, July 12
C. L. Thrale, Born on a Bad Moon, City Pages, Minneapolis, MN, May

1985
Jennifer Dunning, Dance: ‘Shadow to frame,’ by Wendy Morris, New York Times, NY, August 19
Margot Kriel, Artist Approach Their Audience, Artpaper, Minneapolis, MN, Summer
Lizbeth Lipari, Standing in the Shadows, Minnesota Daily, University of Minnesota, April 5
Mike Steele, ‘Shadow to Frame’ is dancer’s culmination, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
Burt Supree, T.V. Garni, The Village Voice, New York, NY, September 10

1984
Robert Collins, Geography..., City Pages, Minneapolis, MN, October
Hunter Drohojowska, Post Olympic Art, L.A.C.E., Herald Examiner, Los Angeles, CA, September
Kate Linker, Eluding Definition, Artforum, New York, NY, December
Lane Relyea, Focus on Cultural Differences, Artweek, San Jose, CA, September 29
Mike Steele, Geography..., Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, October 9

1983
Kathi Norklun, Fascinating Incompleteness, Artweek, San Jose, CA
Kathi Norklun, Courage, Real Life Magazine, New York, NY, Fall

1978
Walter Robinson, Projects, Edit de Ak, LAICA Journal, Los Angeles, CA


BOOKS, CATALOGUES *feature
2012
Garry Kennedy, editor, The Last Art School: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978, MIT Press, MA
Peggy Phelan, Live in LA: Performance Art in Southern California, 1970-1983, Routlede Press

2011
Living the Archives (LACE in Print), Volume 1, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LA CA.
*LA Woman, video, EZTV and Kate Crash, Los Angeles, CA

2010
*Year in Review, Creative Economies, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA. 2010
Lyn Kienholtz, LA Rising, SoCA Artists before 1980, International Arts Foundation

2009
Sara Canon, From There to Here, Contemporary Southern California Artists from Israel, Los
Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles, CA
Elana Mann, Performing Economies, Daytoday 2002-2009, edited by Carolina Caycedo, Cultural Exchange International,
       Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, CA
Steve Dietz, Superlight, ZER01, 01San Jose Electronic Arts Festival

2008
Elana Mann, Exchange Rate, www.lulu.com

2007
Department of Cultural Affairs, COLA 07, Individual Artist Fellowships, Los Angeles, CA
Maurice Berger, The 1980’s, A Virtual Discussion, Issues in Cultural Theory #10, Georgia O’Keefe Museum Research Center,
       Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Distributed Art Publishers (DAP),
       New York
Olivier Glasser, Droles de Je, FRAC Alsace, France

2006
Sidney Eve Matrix, Cyberpop : Digital Lifestyles and Commodity Culture, Routledge Press

2005
*Denise Spampinato, Parallel Visions, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003
*Elizabeth Armstrong, Irene Hoffman, Girl's Night Out, Orange County Museum of Art, CA
Maurice Berger, Postmodernism, A Virtual Discussion, Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)
Sande Cohen, Not History : Remarks on the Foundation for Art Resources, 1977-1998, The Sons and Daughters of LOS,
       Culture and Community in L.A., David James, editor, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA
FRAC Alsace Aquisitioins, 1996/2002, Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC), France

2000
*Angel of Histories, Sweeny Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA.
A History of the National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowships, Abrams, N.Y.
Lynne Sowder, Activists Speak Out, Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps editors, Palgrave Press

1998
Vicky Clark, Recycling Art History, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
*Allison Ferris, Memorable Histories and Historic Memories, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Irit Krygier, The Unreal Person: Portraiture in the Digital Age, Huntington Beach Art Center,
*Jenelle Porter, Sculpture on Site, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Gary Todd and Denise Spampinato, Beyond the Pink, Cortical Foundation and Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA

1997
Carre Bevilacqua curator; B. Martin Pedersen editor, Fine Art Photography 2, Graphis Inc., New York, NY
Diane Neumaier, Reframings: New American Feminist Photographers, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA
Lucy Lippard and Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century,
        St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

1996
Patricia Briggs and Diane Mullin, Embodying the Self, Through the Body, Frederick R Weisman Art Museum,
       University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Barbara L. Miller; Joe Brajcki, Rebecca Kane, Dawn Martin, Keith Romaine, Gender Affects, Fine
Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

1995
*Cynthia Morgan, (In) The Eye of the Beheld, Contemporary Art Series (#3): Dorit Cypis, Krannert Art Museum,
       University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Worthington (Producer, coordinator, and programmer), California Institute of the Arts 25th Anniversary CD-ROM,
        California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1994
Jan Peacock, Corpus Loquendi (Body for Speaking): Body-Centered Video in Halifax 1972-1982, Dalhousie Art Gallery,
       Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Staff, International Center of Photography: Twenty Years 1974-1994, International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, NY

1993
*Jill Medvedow, Concealing the Reveal: Disclosure and the art of Dorit Cypis, The Body in the Picture,
        Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
Trevor Richardson, Fictions of the Self: The Portrait in Contemporary Photography, Weatherspoon Art Gallery,
       University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Herter Art Gallery,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Roger A. Hammer, American Woman: Hidden in History, Forging the Future, The Place in the Woods Press, Golden Valley, MN

1992
Ronald R. Geibert; Joe Boe, Joseph Squier, Sherry M. Stanley, M.D. Julia Swale, Parents, Dayton Art Institute,
       Museum of Contemporary Art at Wright University, Dayton, OH

1991
Rob Perrée and Lydia Schouten, Erotic Desire, Perspecktief (in association with Con Rumore), Rotterdam,
       THE NETHERLANDS, January (#40)
Robert R. Riley, Projected Identities: The Projected Image 1970-1990, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Serge Bernard, George Bogardi, Michael Delisle, Raymond Depardon, Phillipe Dubois, Nicole Gingras, Martha Langford,
       Christine Ross, Allen S. Weiss, AUTOBIOGRAPHIE, Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal (September), Musee d’ Art
       Contemporaire de Montreal, Montreal, CANADA
Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Photography at the Dock, University of Minnesota Press, MN

1990
Andy Grundberg, Marvin Heiferman, Indomitable Spirit: Photographers and Friends United Against AIDS,
       International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, NY
*Eleanor Heartney, Dorit Cypis: X-Rayed, (altered). Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
*Carol Mavor, A Sacred Prostitute (one in herself), Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1989
Julia Ballerini, William S. Wilson, Lori Zippay, Sequence, (con) sequence, (sub) Versions of Photography in the 80’s,
       Aperture (in association with Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College), New York, NY
Nathan Braulick, Dale Haworth, Lynne Sowder, What Does She Want?: Current Feminist Art from the First Bank Collection,
       First Bank Systems, Minneapolis, MN and Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Willis Hartshorn, The Naked Nude, International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, NY
Claire V.C. Peeps, Photography and Performance, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
Larry Rinder, Self Evidence, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (L.A.C.E.), Los Angeles, CA
Johsua P. Smith, The Photography of Invention: American Pictures in the 1980s, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and
       MIT Press, Cambridge, MA
Maureen Sherlock, Visible Difference, Tattoo, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1988
Nan Goldin, Cookie Mueller, David Wojnarowicz, Linda Yablonsky, Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing,
       Artists Space, New York, NY
*Elisabeth Sussman, David Joselit, Utopia Post Utopia: Configurations of Nature and Culture in Recent Sculpture and
       Photography
, MIT Press (in association with The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston), Cambridge, MA
Robert Raczka, Re:presentation-Conception/Perception, Fullerton Museum Center, Fullerton, CA
Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Sexual Difference: Both Sides of the Camera, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Stephen Prina, ,CalArts: Skeptical Belief(s), Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, IL; Newport Harbor Art Museum,
       Newport Beach, CA
*New American Filmmakers (No. 40), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
“New American Film and Video Series,” Bulletin of the Whitney Museum of American Art 1987-88,
        Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1987
Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Sexual Difference: Both Sides of the Camera, CEPA Gallery, Center for
Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA), Buffalo, NY

1986
Laurent Busine, Chris Dercon, and Jan Hoet, Au Couer du Maelstrom, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, BELGIUM
*Bill Olander, Three Photographers: The Body, The New Museum, New York, NY

1984
Ken Feingold, Media Source, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Christopher Knight,Post Olympic Art, Los Angeles County Exhibitions (L.A.C.E.), Los Angeles, CA

1983
*John Handhardt, Dark Rooms, Artists Space, New York, NY

1980
Linda Fry Burnham, Performance Art in Southern California, La Mammelle, San Francisco, CA


TEACHING
2013-14 Otis College of Art and Design Art, Public Engagement/Internship Lab; Professional Practices
     
 University of California, Santa Barbara, Negotiation, Theory and Practice
2012 
Mass College of Art, MFA Mentorship
        Otis College of Art and Design, Public Engagement/Internship LabA 
2011 TransArt Institute, Berlin, Germany, Between Foreignness, Berlin, Germany
2010
 University of Southern California, MFA Public Practice, mentorship
2008 
Otis College of Art and Design, MFA mentorship
         San Francisco Art Institute, MFA mentorship
2007
 Pasadena Center, College of Art and Design
2006 
California Institute for the Arts 
2004 
Otis College of Art and Design, Live Art, undergraduate and graduate
2003 
San Francisco Art Institute, Summer MFA Program
2002
University of California, Irvine, CA, undergraduate and graduate courses:
         The Body in the Picture
         The Visceral Viewer and the Court (with the Harbor Justice Superior Court)
         Democracy, Ethics and Aesthetics (with Julia Meltzer)
2000/01 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1999/00 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA., Visual Culture
         University of California, Los Angeles, undergraduate photography studio
         Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, undergraduate critiques,
         Pasadena Art Center, College of Art and Design, CA, graduate critiques
1996/97 Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
         WARM Mentor/Protégé Program; Women's Art Registry of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
1991 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1983-88 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN,
         Movement of Language, the formation of language in dominant culture
         In Another Voice, exploration of layers of ones' subjectivity
         Wanted: Identity, loss of identity in popular culture
         The Wisdom of the Body, choreographer, vocalist, architect, healer on de-coding
                  the experience of language
         Mediated Identities: The Self in Poplar Culture, identity and popular media,
         Sexuality: The Politics of Desire, How is desire informed by cultural forces?
         Sculpture Studio, projects and critiques
         Just a Split Second Away from Finding the Taste You've Been Looking For,
                  decoding advertising and the manufacturing of desire
1987 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Graduate Department, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
1983 Otis/Parsons School of Art and Design, Graduate Department, Los Angeles, CA
                The Self and Other, relationships between the individual and group               


Residencies and Workshops
2013 -14
Temple University at Los Angeles, Film, Media, Theater Arts, Public Engagement Lab, LA
Cincinnati University, College of Design/Architecture/Art/Planning, OH

2011
Antioch University, Department of Psychology, Social Dreaming, LA, CA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010
18th Street Art Center, Creative Economies, Artist in Residence, Santa Monica, CA
Tools of Engagement, Teacher-training, Mandarin Studio, Los Angeles, CAst

2008
Great Leap Organization, Leap of Faith, Los Angeles CA
ArtSpa, Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA

2006
True Body Project, Artworks, Cincinnati, OH.
HeArt Project and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis

2004
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2003
Orange County Museum of Art and St. Joseph Ballet, for Latina teens, CA

2002
Armand Hammer Museum, The Body in the Picture, Los Angeles, CA

2001
xbow School, residency High-School, Napa, CA

2000
San Francisco Art Institute, CA

1998
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

1996
Academie vor Beeldende Kunsten St. Joost, Breda, THE NETHERLANDS
Department of Art, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
University of Minnesota, Fine Art Department, Minneapolis, MN
Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Ecole des Arts Decoratif, Strasbourg, FRANCE

1995
College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Department of Fine and Applied Art, IL
Colorado Springs College, Department of Photography, Colorado Springs, CO
Fondazione Sci Arch (Europa), Vico Marcote, SWITZERLAND
The American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar, New York University

1994
International Center of Photography, Moving through Pictures, New York, NY
Vision Quest Photographic Arts Center, St. Croix, WI

1993
Isabella Steward Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, The Body in the Picture
Colorado Springs College, PhotoBodies, Department of Photography, Colorado
Voicing Visions (with vocalist Marilyn Habermas-Scher), Minneapolis, MN

1991-1992
The Body in the Picture® (private practice), Minneapolis, MN

1990
Rhode Island School of Design, Photography Department, Providence, RI
Randolph Street Gallery, The Body in the Picture®, Chicago, IL

1989
First Bank System, The Body in the Bank (for employees), Real Estate Banking, MPLS

Public Programs
2014
Conflict Revolution, SpART Fellowship, in partnership with City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission/Housing and Community, and community leaders embedded in local issues of conflict – to develop training and public performative presentations on identity relations.


2007-current
Foreign Exchanges, Founder/Director, Mediation, Coaching, Training, Consulting,
a creative initiative integrating tools from aesthetics and conflict resolution for individuals and groups
to engage with and transform conflict

2010/2011
Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel, Advisor, Cultural Affairs Commission, Los Angeles, CA

2008-2011
Middle East Initiative, Founding Chair, Mediators Beyond Borders, INTERNATIONAL www.mediatorsbeyondborders.org MBB is an international not-for-profit organization of volunteer professional mediators assisting global communities with capacity building skills for conflict engagement and transformation. The MEI focused on developing projects in the Middle East

2008
A Mirror Reflection of You, Creator/Director; Mediators Beyond Borders, Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles Department of Human Relations, Beverly Hills Public Library, Los Angeles, CA
co-direction, development of partnerships and process design of a Public Dialogue on the psycho-
social issues underpinning the chronic conflict between Palestinians and Jews; through the documentary film, To Die in Jerusalem by Hilla Medalia, 2007

We-C, Creator/Director ; ZERO1, Cisco Systems, Bill Wilson Center, San Jose, CA
conceptual development, direction, management and partnership design for a comprehensive media arts program guiding at-risk youth residing at a half-way home and invisible to society, to creatively explore their identities for public display through state of the arts technology

Equal Voice for America’s Families, Facilitator, America Speaks, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Los Angeles Convention Center, LA, CA, facilitation of dialogues on public policies affecting low income families, including immigration, poverty, and education
2007 HeArt Project, Consultant, Teacher, Los Angeles Continuation High Schools, Los Angeles, CA
design and application of art workshops exploring personal and public expressions of cross cultural identities, for at-risk teens of mixed ethnicity

2001-2002
The Visceral Viewer and the Court, Creator/Director, Teacher
San Francisco Superior Court /San Francisco Art Institute; Newport Harbor Justice Center Superior Court /University of California, Irvine; San Fernando Superior Court/California Institute of the Arts,
development of 16 week Visual Studies curriculum to research the visual codes inherent within the interior and exterior architecture of Superior Court Houses in California;

1992 -1998
(currently active)
Kulture Klub Collaborative, Founder/Artistic Director, Twin Cities, MN www.kultureklubcollaborative.org
awarded the First Bank Ordway Irvine Award for Artistic Vision, 199) ; conceptual design, development and direction of an innovative program “bridging survival and inspiration” for teens experiencing homelessness; professional artists and artistic practices as models to build youth capacity to explore and express their identities, strengthening their confidence, self-knowledge and ability to be engaged
as creative citizens.

1990-2002
The Body in the Picture®, Creator, conceptual development and design of a unique interactive process for exploring the psycho-social aspects of identity, employing multiple autobiographical and cultural images collected and chosen by the participants; commissioned by regional, national and international schools, universities and also community centers and business including First Bank MN and Rape Crisis Center of Minneapolis

1982
The Unforgettable Fire Committee, Co-Director, in partnership with the Peace Center, Hiroshima /Miyoko Matsubara and Barbara Reynolds, coinciding with the national Nuclear Freeze Campaign on public awareness of nuclear destruction. Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA and national community centers, television and newspapers; management of public presentations of drawings made by Hibakusha (survivors), films, and publications on the aftermath of the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, development of public dialogues and a symposium for local teachers K-12 to build curriculum on the topic; co-ordination of press conferences and a national dialogue and exhibition tour of the drawings

1979-1982
Foundation for Art Resources, FAR, Artistic and Managing Director, with Christina Ritchie to 1980 Los Angeles, CA, city-wide, founded in 1977 www.farsited.org; early Archives available through Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art development of innovative programming for the production and presentation of contemporary art and ideas; initiated collaborations with private and public businesses, civic centers and educational institutions city-wide to share resources and situate art at public sites across Los Angeles


Recent SYMPOSIA and CONFERENCES
2013 The Skool, MERGE Conference for Women, LA, CA
        Performing Empathy, Association for Conflict Resolution, Minneapolis, MN
2012 Shares and Stakeholders, The Feminist Art Project, College Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
        Artists+Institutions, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
2011 From Tijuana to Gaza to Bosnia: Rethinking Borders in a 21st Century World, ALOUD, Library Foundation of Los Angeles
        Dorit Cypis and Rula Awad-Rafferty, dialogue, Arts in the One World, Brown University, RI
2010 Engaging the Lizard Brain, Mediators Beyond Borders, Washington, DC
        Middle East: Insights and Challenges, Association for Conflict Resolution, Chicago, IL
2008 Arts in the One World, California Institute of the Arts/Theater Department and the Interdisciplinary
                        Genocide Study Center, Kigali, Rwanda
        Entre tu et toi, les correspondance, Nicole Gingras/moderator, Manif D’Art 4, Musee National des Beaux Arts
                du Quebec, Quebec City, Canada