Emily DuBois received her MFA from California College of Arts, Oakland in 1980, BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts, 1970. Her work has earned her the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship (1984), the California Arts Council Fellowship in Visual Arts (1980), and other major awards.
Weaving, drawing and printmaking, and mixed media works by Emily DuBois are in the permanent collections of many museums and institutions, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in Washington DC, the M.H. De Young Museum in San Francisco, the Mingei International Museum in San Diego, and the Aichi Shibori Archive in Nagoya, Japan, among others, as well as numerous corporate and private collections.
A former University instructor in Fine Arts and Design, in 2005 DuBois served as keynote speaker at the “Sustainable Culture and Creation” Conference in Taiwan. Emily DuBois: Portfolio Collection is volume 21 of the Telos international series on contemporary artists at the leading edge of textiles and fiber art. This 48-page softbound monograph features essays by Suzanne Baizerman and Melissa Leventon and poetry by Elizabeth Robinson, and contains more than 30color images of the artist’s work.
Currently Emily teaches workshops based on her expertise in helping a wide range of adults and young adults actualize their creative processes. Her studio art and teaching styles are nourished by more than 30 years of practicing Qigong and other traditional Chinese healing arts.