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Michele Oka Doner Bronze with gold Leaf "Terrible Chair", 1990
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in New York, NY
One of Michele Oka Doner chairs from her Terrible Chair Series. Unique bonze wiuth gold leaf sculpture from 1990. Sculpture inpired in nature's thorned branches. The artist is known ...
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Christofle Silver Brooch Pendant Palmaceae Serie, Designed by Michele Oka Doner
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Located in Bochum, NRW
Brooch or pendant in sterling silver, extremely rare brooch of the Palmaceae model, a piece of jewelry designed by Michele Oka Doner for Maison...
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Early 2000s Michele Oka Doner Art

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Sterling Silver

Original Drawing Painting Abstract Biomorphic Art Gold Leaf Michele Oka Doner
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in Surfside, FL
This is mixed media. I am not positive of the materials. it is a translucent, vellum, parchment type of paper. with either charcoal or ink and gold leaf (or gold paint) hand signed in pencil lower right. It is not titled on it. Michele Oka Doner (born 1945, Miami Beach, Florida, United States) is an American artist and author who works in a variety of media including sculpture, lithograph and woodcut prints, drawing, watercolor painting, functional objects and video. Her workes is based on flora, fauna, DNA and all sorts of exotica. She has also worked in costume and set design and has created over 40 public and private permanent art installations, including her best known artwork is "A Walk on the Beach" (1995, 1999), and its extension, "A Walk on the Beach: Tropical Gardens" (1996–2010) at the Miami International Airport. It is composed of over 9000 bronzes embedded in terrazzo with mother-of-pearl. At one and quarter linear miles, it is one of the largest artworks in the world. Born and raised in Miami Beach, Oka Doner is the granddaughter of painter Samuel Heller. Oka Doner's father, Kenneth Oka, was elected judge and mayor of Miami Beach during her youth (1945–1964). The family lived a public and politically active life. In later years, Oka Doner co-authored, with Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Miami Beach: Blueprint of an Eden, an intimate portrayal of Miami Beach from the 1920s to the 1960s using their families as prisms to reflect the times. Reviewed as classic of social history, with material that was part of the public record of its time, it was used as a textbook in Human Geography at George Washington University in 2008. In 1957, age 12, Oka Doner began a year-long independent project studying the International Geophysical Year (IGY). She assembled a book of drawings, writings and collages that became a template for projects realized in later years. In 1963, Oka Doner left Florida for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her art instructor Milton Cohen was experimenting with The Space Theater and George Manupelli began the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Their students were engaged in poetry, dance, light, music, all combined into a unitary vision, a motif that shaped Oka Doner's student years and is characteristic of her work today. Oka Doner participated in a Manupelli experimental film, a "Map Read" performance with art drawing instructor Al Loving and Judsonite dancer Steve Paxton as well as several "Happenings." Another influence was art historian and Islamic scholar, Oleg Grabar, who illustrated how patterns in architecture are able to dissolve space. A Death Mask, one of her first works, was selected as the cover of Generation, the University's avant garde journal, as campus unrest over the Vietnam war escalated. Her Tattooed Porcelain Dolls were adopted by students protesting the U.S.'s use of napalm... their heads (when they have them) with eyes closed, moth half-open and brain visible, fall into the category of surrealistic objects, but with a surrealism filled with a sap which is naive, barbaric and young." Oka Doner received a Bachelor of Science and Design from the University of Michigan (1966), a M.F.A. (1968), was Alumna-in-Residence (1990), received the Distinguished Alumna Award from the School of Art (1994) and was a Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker (2008). She was awarded the honorary degree, Doctor of Arts (2016). Upon graduation in 1968, Oka Doner established a studio in downtown Ann Arbor behind the art gallery "Editions, Inc.," where physicist Lloyd Cross and sculptor Jerry Pethick were experimenting with holography. Using a krypton laser, they created the first art holograms. One of Oka Doner's sculptures was appropriated for this experiment. The "Ceramic Doll" opened in the world's first exhibition of holograms at the Cranbrook Academy Art in 1970. Oka Doner moved to Detroit and exhibited at the Gertrude Kasle Gallery in 1971. In 1975, a new body of work, Burial Pieces was laid out on the floor of Gallery 7, then a Cooperative Gallery of black artists, led by Charles McGee. It was the first of many installations that shed pedestals and traditional ways of displaying sculpture. A one-person show at the Detroit Institute of Arts followed in 1977. Works in Progress, also forsook conventional props. Oka Doner installed on the floor of the North Court thousands of pieces of clay depicting images of writing and seeds in the process of germinating. In 1979, the DIA initiated a small group exhibition, "Image and Object in Contemporary Sculpture," including Michele Oka Doner, Scott Burton, Dennis Oppenheim, and Terry Allen, which traveled to P.S. 1, New York. In 1981, Oka Doner moved to New York City and embarked on a series of public art installations. In 1987, she won a national competition sponsored by the MTA's Arts For Transit Program with Radiant Site a 165 ft. long wall for the Herald Square subway station in New York City. The late architect Morris Lapidus said of "Celestial Plaza," "By laying these forms at our feet, she encourages us to stop and search the sparkling expanse for landmarks just as we would search the night sky." In 2009–2010, Oka Doner installed SoulCatchers, approximately 400 shamanistic sculptures in the kiln room at the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactury, Munich, Germany.). Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Germans Van Eck, Diane Brown...
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Early 2000s Abstract Michele Oka Doner Art

Materials

Gold Leaf

Original Drawing Painting Abstract Biomorphic Art Phoenix Bird Michele Oka Doner
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in Surfside, FL
This is mixed media. I am not positive of the materials. it is a translucent, vellum, parchment type of paper. with either charcoal or ink, hand signed in pencil lower right. It is not titled on it. Michele Oka Doner...
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Early 2000s Abstract Michele Oka Doner Art

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Bedrock
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in New Canaan, CT
Michele Oka Doner Bedrock, 2019 Sterling silver box Measures: 3 x 3 x 3 inches Edition of 10 Signed and numbered Artist statement: Bedrock was created in response to the glass house...
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Materials

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"Pod", Decorative Tatooed Sculptural Ceramic with Transparent Glaze
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in Detroit, MI
"Pod" is a precious sculpture with a decorated tactile surface and a warm glaze giving the piece a soft glow. The transparent glaze enhances the creamy tones of the clay. Ms. Oka Doner created unique hand-size sculptures during the 1960s of which the "Pod" is an exquisite example. Her clay technical skills cover a wide range from enormous wall pieces to small decorative pieces that demand to be touched and held. This piece, despite being a fruit, is the perfect example of her famous "Tatooed" figurative sculptures. Michele Oka Doner (born in Miami Beach, Florida, United States) is an American artist and author who works in a variety of media including sculpture, prints, drawings, functional objects and video. She has also worked in costume and set design and has created over 40 public and private permanent art installations. She is best known for her “A Walk On The Beach,” a one and a quarter mile long bronze and terrazzo concourse at Miami International Airport. It is composed of over 9000 bronzes embedded in terrazzo with mother-of-pearl. At one and quarter linear miles, it is one of the largest artworks in the world. She is granddaughter of painter, Samuel Heller. She attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her art instructor Milton Cohen was experimenting with The Space Theater and George Manupelli began the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Their students were engaged in poetry, dance, light, music, all combined into a unitary vision, a motif that shaped Oka Doner's student years and is characteristic of her work today. She participated in a Manupelli experimental film, a "Map Read" performance with art drawing instructor Al Loving and Judsonite dancer Steve Paxton as well as several "Happenings." Another influence was art historian and Islamic scholar, Oleg Grabar, who illustrated how patterns in architecture are able to dissolve space. She received her BS and MFA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 2008 she was a U of M Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York; Diane Brown Gallery, New York; Art & Industrie Gallery, New York; Willoughby, Marlborough Gallery, New York; Studio Stefania Miscetti in Rome; and Gloria Luria Gallery in Miami, Florida. During the 1960s Michelle Oka Doner was living and working in Detroit, Michigan, where she became acquainted with Charles McGee and his gallery located in the Fisher Building...
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Michele Oka Doner Stoneware Figurines Female Torso w/Legs Phallic Shaped Spear
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Two Untitled pieces made of ceramic with black matt markings are exquisite and purely Michele Oka Doner works. On September 22, 2022, Michelle Oka Doner was a lecturer at the University of Michigan's Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series in which she showed images of this very set remarking that this "was my favorite set of pieces" and she wished she still had them. The warm creamy color of the unglazed ceramic contrasts with the back matt markings of incised linear designs that identify Ms. Oka Doner's artistic sculptures. The one form can be seen as female because of the slightly bulging breasts, hips and thighs reminiscent of the most ancient pieces of sculpture in existence - the venius forms - most of which lack, like Oka Doner's, a head, or feet, or arms. The companion piece, a long phallic shaped form, is also reminiscent of the most basic shape to identify the male - the penis. The female form measures 17 x 5 x 3 and the male form measures 21 x 3 x 3. Michele Oka Doner (born in Miami Beach, Florida, United States) is an American artist and author who works in a variety of media including sculpture, prints, drawings, functional objects and video. She has also worked in costume and set design and has created over 40 public and private permanent art installations. She is best known for her “A Walk On The Beach,” a one and a quarter mile long bronze and terrazzo concourse at Miami International Airport. It is composed of over 9000 bronzes embedded in terrazzo with mother-of-pearl. At one and quarter linear miles, it is one of the largest artworks in the world. She is granddaughter of painter, Samuel Heller. She attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her art instructor Milton Cohen was experimenting with The Space Theater and George Manupelli...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Michele Oka Doner Art

Materials

Ceramic

Impressions of Rain
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in New York, NY
Michele Oka Doner Impressions of Rain, 2006 monoprint on handmade abaca paper 17 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (44.5 x 59.7 cm)
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Early 2000s Contemporary Michele Oka Doner Art

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Monoprint

Electricity (Into the Mysterium)
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in New York, NY
Electricity (Into the Mysterium) , 2017 archival pigment prints in hand painted artist’s frames 15 x 22.5 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm) framed: 15 3/4 x 23 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.
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2010s Michele Oka Doner Art

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Hands (Into the Mysterium)
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in New York, NY
Hands (Into the Mysterium) , 2017 archival pigment prints in hand painted artist’s frames 15 x 22.5 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm) framed: 15 3/4 x 23 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.
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2010s Michele Oka Doner Art

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Grace (Into the Mysterium)
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in New York, NY
Gracarchie (Into the Mysterium) , 2017 archival pigment prints in hand painted artist’s frames, edition of 5 15 x 22.5 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm) framed: 15 3/4 x 23 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.
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2010s Michele Oka Doner Art

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Archival Pigment

Cosmic Dance (Into the Mysterium)
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in New York, NY
Cosmic Dance (Into the Mysterium) , 2017 archival pigment prints in hand painted artist’s frames, edition of 5 15 x 22.5 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm) framed: 15 3/4 x 23 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.
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2010s Michele Oka Doner Art

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Archival Pigment

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By Michele Oka Doner
Located in Detroit, MI
"Pear" is a precious small sculpture with a decorated tactile surface and a warm glaze giving the piece a soft glow. The transparent glaze enhances the creamy tones of the clay. Ms. Oka Doner created unique hand-size sculptures during the 1960s of which the "Pear" is an exquisite example. Her clay technical skills cover a wide range from enormous wall pieces to small decorative pieces that demand to be touched and held. This piece, despite being a fruit, is the perfect example of her famous "Tatooed" figurative sculptures. Michele Oka Doner (born in Miami Beach, Florida, United States) is an American artist and author who works in a variety of media including sculpture, prints, drawings, functional objects and video. She has also worked in costume and set design and has created over 40 public and private permanent art installations. She is best known for her “A Walk On The Beach,” a one and a quarter mile long bronze and terrazzo concourse at Miami International Airport. It is composed of over 9000 bronzes embedded in terrazzo with mother-of-pearl. At one and quarter linear miles, it is one of the largest artworks in the world. She is granddaughter of painter, Samuel Heller. She attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her art instructor Milton Cohen was experimenting with The Space Theater and George Manupelli began the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Their students were engaged in poetry, dance, light, music, all combined into a unitary vision, a motif that shaped Oka Doner's student years and is characteristic of her work today. She participated in a Manupelli experimental film, a "Map Read" performance with art drawing instructor Al Loving and Judsonite dancer Steve Paxton as well as several "Happenings." Another influence was art historian and Islamic scholar, Oleg Grabar, who illustrated how patterns in architecture are able to dissolve space. She received her BS and MFA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 2008 she was a U of M Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York; Diane Brown...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Michele Oka Doner Art

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Ceramic, Glaze

Michele Oka Doner for Christofle Palm Wine Bottle Coaster with Original Box
By Christofle, Michele Oka Doner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An exquisite wine bottle coaster from the Christofle Palm Collection, designed by Michele Oka Doner (b.1945) in 2003. Palm tree fronds inspired this collaboration and the design feat...
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Early 2000s French Modern Michele Oka Doner Art

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Silver Plate

Life Force
By Michele Oka Doner
Located in New York, NY
organic material embedded in abaca paper with conte crayon MICHELE OKA DONER Over the past two decades, Michele Oka Doner’s work has drawn sustenance from the world of nature. Her ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Michele Oka Doner Art

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Organic Material, Conté, Handmade Paper

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