Daina Shobrys lives and works in New York City and Long Eddy, NY.

Education:

B.A. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Post-graduate courses at:  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL.

Outdoor/Storefront Exhibitions:

2014    “Amplified Flowers,” chashama 300 West 30th Street, NYC.  Street installation in a sidewalk     floral shop with a glass exterior.  An assortment of Sunflowers, Pansies and Sweet Peas.

2011    “Plastic Flowers,”  Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY. Sunflowers were installed on the     campus in the gallery’s first ever outdoor exhibition.

2010    “Plastic Flowers,”  Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grant Rapids, MI.  An     installation of Sunflowers, Rudbeckias, Delphiums and Zinnias in front of the Visitors Center.

2009    “Plastic Flowers - Dephiniums,” Art Lot, Peekskill, NY.

2006-8    “Plastic Flowers,” at 3 Artist Field Days, Callicoon, NY.  Failed attempt to establish an outdoor     art event in rural Sullivan County.

1984    “Office of Aesthetic Appeals,” The Monadnock Building, Chicago, IL. Storefront office     publishing the “Chicago Aesthetic Code,”  issuing “Style Permits” and “Violations.” Shut down     by the real Building Department after a Style Permit was found at the scene of a fire.

1981    “Art Parts Store,”  Some Girls Gallery across the street from Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party.  A     response by local women artists.


Selected Other Exhibitions:

2015    “Plastic Flowers,” chashama 20th Anniversary Gala, NYC.  As a Featured Artist, installed 53     sculptures.

2011    “Plastic Flowers,” chashama 461 Gallery, NYC.  Installation of25 sculptures.

2007-9     “Plastic Flowers,” artHarlem Open Studios Tours.  2009 at Hamilton Landmark Gallery and     Casa Frela Gallery, NYC.

2005    “Accumulated Wisdom,” Exhibiton of Artist’s Books at Catskill Arts Society, Hurleyville, NY.

2001    Installed the “Institute for Cultural Efficiency” in Skuta Helgason’s “Laboratorium,” part of     “Looking for Mr. Fluxus:  In the Footsteps of George Maciunas,”  Art In General, NYC.

1990    “Institute for Cultural Efficiency,” P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, NY, “Special Projects     Show.”  Providing Cultural Currency to any individual regardless of their attention span.

1989    “The Time Managed Reading Room,” Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL. An overview of     contemporary written culture through condensations of best sellers and a User’s Guide.  Funded     in part by Art Matters, Inc.

1988    “Museum Notions,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC. A store introducing the     institution’s mascot, the Culture Vulture, on a full line of merchandise.

1985    “Amazing Offer for Artists Only.”  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.  Installed in Ed     and Nancy Kienholz’s “Chicago Art Show Gallery.” Offered instant, personalized exhibition     catalogs.


Artist Writings:

2008    “Astarte’s Barley Cakes,”  Catskill Art Gallery, Livingston Manor, NY.  A series of 366     sculptures of prehistoric goddesses and an artist book of the same title.

1996-2007    “Angels in Manhattan:  Shrines to the Seven Angels Who Cure Stupidity and the Seven     Angels of Confusion” an examination of a mythical monument that may have appeared in  Soho     in 1996.  Serialized in “FUSE,” journal of the Catskill Arts Society, Hurleyville, NY.  Carried by     Printed     Matter, NYC.

2000-5    “The Totally True Stories” by Athena, artist’s books telling the truth about Atalante, Medea, The     Amazons and Clytemnestra illustrated with images appropriated from Greek vase paintings.
 
1996    “How Much Structure on the Job is Right for You?” Feature article, National Endowment for the     Arts Community Website.

1996    “Transformation of the Avant-garde,” Art Papers, Atlanta, GA.  Article analyzing the extent of     the current oversupply of visual artists, the causes and solutions (go do something else.)

Museum Collections:

    “Astarte’s Barley Cakes,” “The Totally True Adventures of the Hero Atalante,” by Athena and     “The Totally True Earthly Adventures of the Goddess Medea,” by Athena are in the Brooklyn     Museum’s collection of artist’s books.

 
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