EASTPORT, ME.- The Tides Institute and Museum of Art
opens its fourth exhibition of the season with a site-specific installation by Andrea Dezs÷ in the large ground-floor gallery interior and window. The installation titled, Her Kingdom Under the Sea, will be on view from August 17 through September 12.
Andrea Dezs÷, is the assistant professor of art at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She holds an MFA and a BFA in Visual Communication from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art & Design Budapest, Hungary. Dezs÷ has been faculty at Parsons School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, City College of New York, and Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary; taught courses at Penland School of Craft, Paper & Book Intensive, The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Museum of Arts & Design, and the American Museum of Visionary Art; and has lectured extensively. Her writing has appeared in McSweeneys, Print, Blab and Esopus.
Dezs÷ works across a broad range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, site-specific installation, artist's books, cut paper, embroidery, animation and large-scale public art. Her work has been exhibited around the world, including at the Museum of Arts & Design, the NY Armory Show and Jack Tilton Gallery in New York City, Museum Bellerieve in Switzerland, Art Basel Miami Beach, Rice Gallery in Houston, Fujikawa Kirie Art Museum in Japan, the Cheongjou Biennale in South Korea, Musee des Miniatures & Decors de Cinema in France, Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco, and many others. Her work has been featured in ArtForum, ArtNews, The New York Times, Village Voice, Wall Street Journal, NPR, New York magazine, Print, Fiber Arts, Hand/Eye and numerous books.
Community Garden, Dezs÷'s large-scale public mosaic commissioned by the New York City MTA Arts for Transit for the Lehman College subway station was awarded Best American Public Art in 2007. Her second New York City subway station commission, a 48-panel site-specific stainless steel work, will be installed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Dezs÷s public art projects include painted murals for the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, billboards for Publikum in Serbia, and posters for the New York City MTA and the New York Botanical Garden.
Dezs÷ has received fellowships and awards from Kohler Arts & Industry, the National Endowment for the Arts, Tamarind Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Center for Book Arts, Kamiyama, Japan Artist in Residence, Six Points Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ucross Foundations Lois Nellie Gill Award for Female Visual Artist of Exceptional Merit. Dezsos award-winning illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harpers, Time, Newsweek, and have been commissioned by Sony Music, Candlewick, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Sterling, Harlequin, and Target.
The Tides Institute and Museum of Art (TIMA) serves as a cross border - U.S./Canada - cultural institution and museum with broader interests along the northeast Atlantic coast and particular interests on the greater international Passamaquoddy region. TIMA investigates a wider view of the cultural ties between Maine, New England and the Atlantic Provinces, crossing disciplinary boundaries as well as geographical borders. With a focus on art, history, photography and architecture, TIMA fosters the creation of new works and in collecting existing works, developing printmaking, letterpress and digital arts facilities as part of this effort. TIMA is the only cultural institution in existence that is actively building a cross border (U.S./Canada) collection of art.