Doris Chase

(April 1923 – December 2008)
Doris Chase had her first solo exhibition in 1956 and her first international showing in Rome in 1962. Her artwork flowed through different mediums: painting explorations led to sculpture and evolved into experimental video and dramatic filmmaking. She is considered a pioneer of video art and produced and directed over 70 films. In Seattle, however, Chase is best known as a painter and sculptor. Her most notable sculpture commissions are "Changing Form" at Kerry Park and "Moon Gates" at Seattle Center. Over the years she was awarded numerous honors and awards including the Washington State Governor's Award for the Arts (1992); Doris Chase Day, City of Seattle (1999); Doris Chase Annual Scholarship Award, University of Washington School of Art (2002); College Art Association Women's Tribute (2004); and the Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Achievement (2004).

Listing 38 Works   |   Viewing 1 - 38
Doris  Chase NESTING
NESTING
9 x 10 x 11 in
Doris  Chase IN AND OUT doris chase oak
IN AND OUT
6.75 x 11.5 x 3.75 in
Doris  Chase SAILING doris chase oak
SAILING
17 x 14 x 2 in
Doris  Chase OPEN MOON
OPEN MOON
63 x 49 x 22 in
Doris  Chase AQUADUCT
AQUADUCT
3 x 7.25 x 3 in
Doris  Chase TUNNELS doris chase steel and enamel
TUNNELS
5 x 5 x 3 in
Doris  Chase MOON WALK doris chase fir oak
MOON WALK
7.5 x 8.5 x 7.5 in
Doris  Chase LOCKED ELLIPSE
LOCKED ELLIPSE
13 x 12 x 7 in
Doris  Chase CLOSING PARABOLAS
CLOSING PARABOLAS
13.5 x 18.25 x 6 in
Doris  Chase INTERLOCK doris chase oak
INTERLOCK
5.75 x 9.5 x 3.5 in
Doris  Chase NESTING ARCHES_ doris chase_ sculpture
NESTING ARCHES
11 x 4.5 x 3 in
Doris  Chase OFFSET
OFFSET
5 x 5.5 x 9.5 in
Doris  Chase Doris Chase fir
SPACE STUDY
60 x 51 x 24 in
Doris  Chase Doris Chase wood
WOOD COLLAGE #10
28 x 32 x 7 in
Doris  Chase DOUBLE SCOOP doris chase oak
DOUBLE SCOOP
17 x 6 x 4.75 in
Doris  Chase OVOID FAMILY
OVOID FAMILY
14 x 11 x 11 in
Doris  Chase Doris Chase ink watercolor
UNTITLED
18 x 12.5 in
Doris  Chase Doris Chase gouache crayon sumi ink
UNTITLED
11 x 8.5 in
Doris  Chase Doris Chase print embossing
WHITE ON WHITE I
29 x 23 in
Doris  Chase WHITE ON WHITE II Pilchuck embossing on paper doris chase
WHITE ON WHITE II
23 x 29 in
Doris  Chase WHITE ON WHITE III Pilchuck embossing on paper doris chase
WHITE ON WHITE III
29 x 23 in
Doris  Chase DANCING doris chase painted wood stone
DANCING
10 x 6.5 x 4 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase PENDULUM doris chase steel oak
PENDULUM
7.5 x 10.75 x 4.5 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase WAVES doris chase steel oak
WAVES
6.5 x 10 x 5.5 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase BRACELET doris chase bronze wood
BRACELET
7.5 x 7.25 x 3.5 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase Doris Chase sculpture oak
CATHEDRAL (SMALL)
14 x 9 x 7 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase Doris Chase sculpture fir
CATHEDRAL
41 x 21 x 17 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase CHANGING FORM (MODEL)
CHANGING FORM (MODEL)
32 x 15 x 9 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase ECLIPSE
ECLIPSE
10 x 10 x 5.5 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase EASTER GATE doris chase oak
EASTER GATE
13.5 x 19 x 6 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase Doris Chase oak
SQUARE FROM SQUARES
7.5 x 6 x 5 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase THINKING doris chase oak and mixed media
THINKING
16 x 7 x 3.75 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase THREE CIRCLES
THREE CIRCLES
11 x 13 x 10 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase Doris Chase oak paint
TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO LOVE
19 x 5.5 x 3 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase MONUMENT II
MONUMENT II
4.25 x 19 x 3 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase Doris Chase gouache crayon
UNTITLED
11 x 8.5 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase Doris Chase gouache paper
INDIAN DREAM
19 x 15 in
SOLD
Doris  Chase Doris Chase gouche sumi ink
ISLAND SUNSET
16.5 x 20 in
SOLD

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Born: Seattle, Washington


Education
1941-43
University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Awards and Honors
2004
College Art Association Tribute, Seattle Art Museum, Feb. 19
Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Achievement

2002
Doris Chase Award, Univerisity of Washington School of Art Scholarship

1999
Doris Chase Day, City of Seattle, June 23

1992
Governor's Artist Award, State of Washington

1975-80
Selected film and video festival awards including: Ann Arbor, Avignon, Berlin, Cannes, Cine, Deauville, Edinburgh, Filmex, London, Lille, Mannheim, Montreal, Muich, New York, Oberhausen, San Francisco


Selected Exhibitions
2007
Corners.Contour, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006
About Glass, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA
Alignment, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004
Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA

1997/98
Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA

1995
American Institute of Architects, Seattle, WA

1994
Northwest Museum of Art, La Conner, WA

1993/90
Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle, WA

1984/87
Erica Williams/Ann Johnson Gallery, Seattle, WA

1979
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

1971/77
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

1975
Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA

1973
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT

1972
Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR

1968/71
Formes Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1970/71
Western Museum Association, traveling exhibition

1967/69/71
Ruth White Gallery, New York, NY

1962/66/70
Gallery Numero, Rome and Florence, Italy

1965
Smolin Gallery, New York, NY


Selected Public and Private Collections
1999
Moon Gates, bronze sculpture, Seattle Center Sculpture Garden, Seattle, WA

1997
Untitled, Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA (Seattle Arts Commission)

1992
Encircling and Winged, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

1976
Rockers #4, Lake Park, Anderson, IN
Rockers for Dance, Open Eye Theater, New York, NY

1975
Kinetic Arches, Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

1971
Changing, Wave Hill Sculpture Park, New York, NY

1970
Moto, Washington State Pavilion, Expo '70, Osaka, Japan (Now in the Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Japan)

1968/69/70
Sculpture for Dance, Seattle Opera Company, Seattle, WA

1969
Changing Form, Kerry Park, Seattle, WA
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Hudson River Museum, New York, NY
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, Kobe, Japan
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, NY
National Film Library of Australia, Canberra
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
Pompidou Center, Paris, France Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Seattle Center Sculpture Garden, Seattle, WA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Stanley Herzman Collection, New York, NY
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Library, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Art Institute of Chicago
British Film Institute and Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Portland Art Museum


Film and Video
2000
Dance de Colour, blown glass sculptures set in motion to the music of Katherine Hoover. 41 minutes, video.

1993
The Hotel Chelsea, intimate video documentary of the notorious Manhattan hotel. 60 min.

1985/90
By Herself Series, six made-for-television dramas, 30 minutes each Sophie, with Joan Plowright, Channel Four London, England.
Still Frame, with Pricilla Pointer, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA.
The Dancer, with Luise Rainer and Ivan Desney, RTSI-TV, Lugano, Switzerland.
Dear Papa, with Anne Jackson and Roberta Wallach, New York, NY.
Table for One, with Geraldine Page, New York, NY.
Glass Curtain, with Jeannie Ventriss, New York, NY.

1985/90
Concept Series, avant-garde theatre, thirty minutes each Electra Tries to Speak, performed by Sandra Segal, written by Clare Coss and Roberta Sklar.
Lies, with Ruth Maleczech, written by Lee Breur Mask, with Pat Patton, written by Bonnie Greer.
Sky Fish, performed by Andrea Goodman and Lee Nagrin, written by Nagrin.
Three Story Suite, with Laura Simms Thulani, written and performed by Thulani Davis, music by Anthony Davis.
Travels in the Combat Zone, with Mary Lum and Maralyn Amaral, written by Jessica Hagedorn.
Window, with Claudia Bruce, written by Linda Mussman

1969/80
Dance Series, fifty-four films incorporating dancers, sculpture, animation, and music. Subjects include dancers from the Alvin Ailey Company, Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet, Gay Delange, Jonathan Hollander, Jenifer Muller, Sara Rudner, Gus Solomons, Jr., and Kei Takei


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