Michele Oka Doner, ‘Thorn Chair’, ca. 1990, Cristina Grajales Gallery

About Michele Oka Doner

Michele Oka Doner has been called “nature’s scribe.” The sculptures and decorative objects—candelabras, tableware, and accessories—she creates recall organic forms, resembling bark, tree roots, microscopic molecules, and the human body. Over the course of her career she has created several important pieces of public art, including Radiant Site (1991), a groundbreaking tile installation in the New York subway system, and A Walk on the Beach (1995), a two-and-a-half-mile-long concourse at the Miami International Airport of dark terrazzo inlaid with bronze and mother-of-pearl. A recurring theme in her work is the marine flora and fauna of her native Miami. "Miami Beach is primal in my work,” she has said. “It was a place that fascinated and nurtured me, with the forces of nature, the dramatic thunderstorms, the extraordinary light.”

American, b. 1945, Miami Beach, Florida

Solo Shows on Artsy

Mysterium - Michele Oka Doner, David Gill Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

Spring Group Exhibition, David Gill Gallery, London
Summer Group Exhibition, David Gill Gallery, London
Unique, David Gill Gallery, London
Art et Industrie, Magen H Gallery, New York
NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Winter Group Show 2013, Cristina Grajales Gallery