Didi Dunphy bio

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1988 MFA San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1986 BFA San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1982-1984 Art Major Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA
1977-1978 Art Major Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Selected Exhibitions

Wishful Thinking, whitespace Gallery
SheBang, Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery, Corn Center for Visual Arts, Columbus, GA
Women To Watch: Heavy Metal, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
Your Future Here Project, whitespace/whitespec Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
Field Trip, Mary S. Bryd Gallery, Augusta University, Augusta, GA (solo)
Woodworks, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA
This Beautiful Tangle, curated by Lisa Alembic, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
After Pop Life: In Honor of Prince, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Happiness Project, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
Bright Board, whitespec Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
The December Show, whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
J1, ATHICA, Juried by High Museum Curator Michael Rooks, Athens, GA
Excursion, A public artwork, City of Cumming, GA, funded by the Forsyth County Arts Alliance (solo)
To Do List, Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens GA
The December Show, whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Outdoor Life, Bob Owens Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA (solo)
Slingshot Art & Technology Festival, site: Creature Comforts, Athens, GA
Sampler, University of North Georgia, Cumming, GA (solo)
Swing Time, The Goat Farm & Hambidge Creative Residency, Atlanta, GA (residency awarded)
The South’s Next Wave: Design Challenge, MODA, Museum of Design Atlanta, GA (catalogue and Iphone App,)
Dominos, Launch of Betseyaday.tumblr.com Performance Work, Cine, Athens GA
Fibers, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA
SummerSK8, The Hudgens Center for the Arts, Gwinnett, GA (solo)
National Juried Exhibit, Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville, GA, (award)
Watching Hands, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA (commission and collaboration with Georgia Pacific), (catalogue)
New Works, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
25th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville, GA (award)
Mostra, University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy
Rushride to Linkland, Cine Gallery, Athens, GA (solo)
Limitless, Joy Joy Installation, Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Lollipop Lollipop, Roy C. Moore Gallery Gainesville State, GA
Athens Area Arts Council, Athens, GA
Merge Visual, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA
Faculty Exhibit, Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA, Athens, GA
Paradise Stories, International Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Playscape, COCA, St. Louis, MO (residency & solo)
Sculpture and Design Objects, Ivy Brown Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Recess, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA
Design Rally ‘07, with ADD (Athens Design Development)
Denizen Design Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Embroidered Stories / Knitted Tales, Bedford Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Playscape, The Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA (solo)
Ivy Brown Gallery. New York, NY
Push Play: Redefining Pop, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, FL
Ollie Ollie Oxen Free, Ruby Green, Nashville, TN
Recess, Broad Street Gallery, UGA, Athens, GA (catalogue)
Art In Motion: IV Interference Patterns, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA & University of Southern California, LA (catalogue)
Chairs Project, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (catalogue)
Needle Art: A Postmodern Sewing Circle, Bedford Art Center, Walnut Creek, CA (traveling)
Modern Convenience, NetWork Program, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
Georgia Triennial, Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA (catalogue)
Modern Convenience:Luminous Object I, Arrow Gallery, Athens, GA (solo)
Edition Launch, Luminous Object II:Desk-Top, ed.size:50
Geometric Geologic, Mercury Gallery, Athens, GA
New Media Institute, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (solo)
Modern Convenience http://www.nmi.uga.edu/art/mc
Eclectic Electric, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA (catalogue) Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (catalogue)
Modern Convenience, Arrow, Athens, GA (solo)
Pop Tarts, UGA Tate Center Gallery, Athens, GA
Ponte Futuro, Girifalco Fortress, UGA Studies Abroad, Cortona Italy
Edition Launch, Modern Convenience sew-On Patches, ed.size:100
Modern Convenience, Refusalon, San Francisco (catalogue)
Edition Launch, ModDots:Static Cling Window Appliques, ed.size: 200
Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
Needle Art, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Upholstery, Post, Los Angeles (catalogue and solo)
Hands -on Color, Bellevue Art Museum. Bellevue, WA
Web Sampler, http://www.dididunphy.com
Bottom’s Up, The LAB, San Francisco (catalogue)
Recycling Art History, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh (catalogue)
Cross Stitch, Post, Los Angeles (solo)
Critical Apparel, Refusalon, San Francisco (catalogue)
Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago’s ‘Dinner Party’ in Feminist Art History, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (catalogue), CA
Dan Bernier Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA
A/B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Snickerdoodles, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Boomerang, Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
AMDG Exhibition, Grace Cathedral, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Paintings by Didi Dunphy, Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, S.F. CA
Five Days, Group Exhibition, Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
Susan Watkins Award Exhibition, New Langton Arts, San Francisco (catalogue)
Chain Reaction, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Paintings, The Lab Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
Matter Anti-Matter:Defects in the Model, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
SFAI Alumni Profiles1989, Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, S.F. CA
Visions, Emerging Artists, MFA Show, Pier 2, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Pro Arts Annual, Pro Arts, Oakland (catalogue), CA
Reworks, Recent Sculpture, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
AFI Video Festival, American Film Institute, Los Angeles (catalogue), CA
15+1 at ATA, Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA
The Volm Show, Kid Ailuck Collection Gallery, Tokyo
Romance and Mystery, Site Specific Work for the Cable Car, San Francisco


Dirndl, digital video, 2:00 mins.
Five of Hearts, digital video, 1:40 mins.
Betsey A Day, digital video, 3:00 mins.
Pink Rain, digital video, 1:22 mins.
Bubbles, Bubbles, digital video, 1:22 mins.
Fruit Pool, digital video, 1:22 mins.
Glare, digital video, 1:25 mins.
Rush, digital video, 1:25 mins.
Wish, digital video, 1:25 mins.
April, digital video and animation, 1:25 mins.
Carols Callouts, animation, 3 mins.
Playscape COCA, digital video, 3 mins.
Playscape Atlanta Contemporary, digital video, 2 mins.
Black Ice, VHS, 4 mins.
Romance and Mystery, (collaboration with Jeff Porter), news footage
Late for a Date, VHS, 2 mins.
The Stewardess, VHS, 2 mins.
The Drum Majorette, VHS, 2 mins.
Hoola Hoop, VHS, 2 mins.
Cheer Leader, VHS, 2 mins.
Quick Shower, VHS, 2 mins.
The Maid, VHS, 2 mins.
Soft Chick, (collaboration with Oona Nelson), VHS, 2 min. Bullettes, (collaboration with Oona Nelson), VHS, 2 min. Cream Shave, VHS, 8 min.


Hambidge Creative Residency, Rabun Gap, GA
25th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville, GA
Career Development Award, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Best in Show/Most Original, Athens Winter Parade Float
Susan Watkins Award, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Robert Howe Fletcher Cup, San Francisco Art Institue, San Francisco, CA
Fine Art Student of the Year, Mendocino College, Ukiah, CA

Reviews and Press

Stover, Caroline, Happiness Is: Didi Dunphy at Whitespace, burnaway.org, June 1, 2016
Brantley, Rebecca, Review: the rose-tinted world of Happiness Project at Whitespace, ArtAtl.com, June 1, 2016
Feaster, Felicia, Talented Designer creates colorful show, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arts, D3, May 27, 2016
Houser, Barbette, Culture Briefs, Flagpole, March 24, 205
Ledford, Crystal, Tradition plus technology, Forsyth County News, ForsythLife, Section C, Feb., 9, 2014
Akers, Andrew, Artist merges traditional cross-stitch with modern technology, Gainesville Times, Jan. 30, 2014
Lampe, Lilly, Fibers at Madison Morgan, an Engaging Survey of the Medium, burnaway.org, Sept. 18, 2012
Cotter, Christina, Reviews: Artful skateboards glide into MODA, Hudgens, Athens’ Hotel Indigo, artsatl.com, June 28, 2012 VanHoose, Joe, Wash your hands of this, Athens Banner Herald, Living Section, B1 – B3, Aug. 16, 2011
Kreiter, Rachel P., Dunphy and Davis Complement One Another at Sandler Hudson, burnaway.org, Oct 10, 2011
Cullum, Jerry, Review: QR codes as art object in Didi Dunphy’s exhibit at Sandler Hudson Gallery, artscritcatl.com, Oct. 4,2011 Dixon, Brian, Artistically Speaking, Athens Food and Culture, Volume 2, Number 10, Oct. 2010
Hitselberger, Brian, Art Notes, Hi-Tech and Worth the Trek, Flagpole, Vol. 24, No. 36, pg. 11, Sept 8, 2010
Hammes, Mary Jessica, stitch scan skate, Athens Banner Herald, Living Section E1 – E7, Sept. 5, 2010
Cover, Flagpole, Athens, GA, Vol. 24, No. 35, Sept. 1, 2010
Sirlin, Deanna, Dalton Gallery’ s Limitless has science class, Creative Loafing, Feb 18, 2010
Blankenship, Jessica, Limitless at Dalton Gallery, burnaway.org, Feb. 3, 2010
Biggers, Tasha, Dig into brightly colored art, Gainesville Times, GA, September 19, 2009
Perry, Emily, Art Exhibit invites students to Play, The Compass, Gainesville State College, August 26, 2009
Clark, Garth, Craft Magazine, Vol. 06, Play, Feb. 2008
Link, Melissa, A Work of Heart, Athens Magazine, Cover Story, Jan/Feb, 2008,pg. 18-19
Harris, Ramsey, Sculpture Park Unveiled, The Morgan County Citizen, March 29, 2007. Pg.C1-2
Snyder, Sabra, Recess Moves Indoors, Southern Living , Georgia Living, February 2006, pgs. 12 – 15
Beronio, Charles, The Power of Play, CMYK. Fall 2005, Issue no. 31. pgs.78 – 82
Curlee, Tracy Coley, Georgia Magazine, Sept. 2004, Vol. 83, No. 4, pgs. 31 –34, feature story
Kinghorn, George, Arbus Magazine, July/August 2004, Vol 9, No. 6 pgs. 52 – 59, cover story
Perez-Brennan, Tanya, The Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL.Fri., June 4, 2004 pgs. 17 – 18
Maddox, David Climb Aboard, Nashville scene, March 4 – 10, 2004
Michaud, Debbie, Recess:The Playground Revisited, Flagpole, Oct. 8, 2003, Vol.17, No.40, pg. 11
Jordan, Julie Phillips,Playing with Art, Marquee, Athens Banner Herald, Sept. 4-10, pgs. 8-9, Cover Story
Hammes, Mary Jessica, Bright lights, luminous art, Athens Banner-Herald, Oct.24-30, 2002,Marquee. pg. 12
Hammes,Mary Jessica, It’s an Exhibit, it’s a game – but is it Modernism?, Athens Banner-Herald, Dec. 17, 2001, C1-2 Schultz, Jennifer, Crackling Ozone, Burning Plastic, Flagpole, July 4,2001, pg. 11
Saltz, Lizzie Zucker, Reviews (Athens GA), Art Papers, July/August 2001, pg. 37
Byrd, Cathy, Fantasies and Nightmares, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, April 11, 2001, pg. 43-44
Schultz, Jennifer, Art Review, Flagpole, Athens, GA, April 4, 2001, Cover and pg. 11
Hammes, Mary Jessica, Power Pop, Athens Banner Herald Marquee, March 22, 2001. pg. 5
Bonetti, David, Artists who transcend Pop, SF Examiner, June 12, 2000
Miles, Christopher, Didi Dunphy, catalogue essay, Refusalon, San Francisco, 2000
Frank, Peter, Los Angeles, Art Papers, September/October 1999,pg. 64
Zellen, Jody, Didi Dunphy, Art Press International, May, 1999, pg. 66 -67
Gilbert, Rick, Didi Dunphy at POST wilshire, Artweek, April, 1999, pg. 24 – 25
Farr, Sheila, The Seattle Times, November 17, 1998, E-1
Helfand, Glen, Circuit Breaker, An American Original, Los Angeles Weekly. San Francisco Bay Guardian, New Times, LA, San Diego Weekly, October, 1998
Alba, Victoria, FiberArt, September/October, 1997, pg 56
Bonetti, David, Art, San Francisco Examiner, February 28, 1997, C – 9
Baker, Kenneth, Galleries, San Francisco Chronicle, February 28, 1997, Datebook, pg. D7
Helfand, Glen, Helfand’s Choice, San Francisco Focus, February, 1997, pg. 85
Tanner, Marcia, Critical Apparel, catalogue essay, Refusalon, San Francisco, 1999
Kandel, Susan, Art Reviews, Los Angeles Times, March 9, 1996, Calendar, F12
Frank, Peter, Art Pick of the Week, LA Weekly, March 15 – 21, p.127
Kandel, Susan, Art Reviews, Los Angeles Times, May 9, 1994, Calendar, F7
Greene, David, Just The Facts, Ma’am, L.A. Reader, May 12, 1994
Tanner, Marcia, The Artists Who Knew Too Much, Artweek, April 21, 1994, Vol. 25, Num. 8, back cover Baker, Kenneth, Snickerdoodles, San Francisco Chronicle, March 26, 1994, Section E, p. 1-5
Bonetti, David, Best of 1991, San Franciso Examiner, January 10, 1992, Section C
Rapko, John, Glitter and Tie-Dye, Artweek, San Francisco, May 16, 1991, p. 12
Bonetti, David, SFAI Graduates’ Show, San Francisco Examiner, April 30, 1991, Section C, p. 5
Baker, Kenneth, Dunphy and Provisor at Art Institute, San Francisco Chronicle, April 20, 1991, Section C, p. 5 Alvarez, Daniel, Decorative Candles, Bay Area Reporter April 18, 1991 Section 2, p. 40
Weiffenbach, Jean-Edith, exhibition essay, Atholl McBean Gallery, San Francisco April 1991
Miller, Carol, Susan Watkins Award Exhibition, Artweek SF, April 26 1990, Volume 21, Number 16, p. 16 Bonetti, David, In Devotion to Duchamp, San Francisco Examiner April 13, 1990, Section C, p.5
Baker, Kenneth, Award Winners at New Langton Arts, San Francisco Chronicle April 7, 1990
Pritikin, Reynold, exhibition essay, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, April 1990
Helfand, Glen, Cover Girl, Ipso Facto, San Francisco, Issue 7,1990, p.3
Baker, Kenneth, Chain Reaction, San Francisco Chronicle December,16, 1989, Section C, p. 8
Jan, Alfred, Matter Anti-Matter: Defects in the Model, High Performance Los Angeles, Summer 1989, p. 55 Baker, Kenneth, Didi Dunphy Deconstructs, SF Chronicle, April 15, 1989, Section C, p. 6
Helfand, Glen, Designer Minimalism, Artweek, San Francisco, April 29, 1989, p. 3
Silver, Lisa, Political Art, Daily Californian, Berkeley, February 10, 1989, p. 7
-“New Langton Arts 1988”, exhibition catalogue, San Francisco, January 1987, p. 25-27
Van Proyen, Mark, Diversity and Excellence, Artweek, SF, April 9, 1988, Volume 19, #14, p. 7
-“Pro Arts Juried Annual Exhibition”, ex. catalogue, Pro Arts, Oakland , March,1988, p. 25
Helfand, Glen, Sculptural Meltdown, San Francisco Sentinel November 13, 1987, p. 25
Blake, Nayland, Sculpture is Dead/Long Live Sculpture, exhibition essay,New Langton Arts, S.F., Nov., 1987


Athens Academy, Athens, GA
Ariela-Alpha International, NY
Sonia and James Cummings, Cummings Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Beth Rudin DeWoody, NY
James Carlton DeWoody III, NY
D.O.C. Unlimited Design, Carol John and Carl Martin, Athens, GA
Jennifer Esposito, NY
Amelia Jones, Curator and Author, Los Angeles, CA
Susan Kandel, Editor, Art&Text, Los Angeles, CA
The Magic House Children’s Museum, St. Louis, MO
Jeanne Meyers, Art Consultant, San Francisco, CA
Robert Miller, Miller/Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Christine Nichols, Works on Paper, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Merry Norris, collector, Los Angeles, CA
Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Cortney and Robert Novogratz , NY
Natalie Pasdar, Dixie Chicks, Austin, TX
New York Public Library, St. George Branch, NY
Nordstroms Department Stores
Tom Rhoads, Founding Director, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
Sealed Air Corporation, NJ
St. George Staten Island Public Library, New York, NY
Michael Stipe, REM, Athens, GA
Elisabeth Shepherd, Former Curator, Armand Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles
Marcia Tanner, Curator and Author, San Francisco, CA