Dot Vile


Contact Information

dotvile@gmail.com

http://www.dotvile.com/

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Fiber Art/Sculpture & 3D

Artist's Biography

Dot Vile grew up in a tiny house outside West Philadelphia with her nine siblings. She works with found objects, textiles and poetry to probe at questions from her childhood regarding mother/father, femininity/masculinity and the similarities between the human body and houses.

Dot earned her BFA in Fiber from The University of the Arts in 2013. Between 2014-15, she was the Sculpture Artist in Residence at Millersville University and a Full Scholarship Recipient to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts for Blacksmithing. She was featured on the cover of A Women’s Thing for their Spring 2016 issue titled Mothers & Grandmothers. Dot has exhibited nationally and internationally, namely in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York and Seoul.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
in/out, Lather Hair Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2015
bore us up, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Rabbit Hutch, Burlap & Bean, Newtown Square, PA

2013
New Work, Burlap & Bean, Newtown Square, PA

Vital/Homeliness, Window on 11, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011
New Work, Burlap & Bean, Newtown Square, PA

2010
New Work, Burlap & Bean, Newtown Square, PA

Group
2018
(forthcoming) Untangled, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA

2017
UArts Continuing Education Variety Show: Poetry Reading, Caplan Theater, Philadelphia, PA

International Fiber Art Fair, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea

2016
Making Marks, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

No Borders In The Desert, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Point by Point, Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, Seoul, South Korea

Touched, Gallery 224, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015
InLiquid at Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA

Making It, UArts Alumni Exhibition, Hamilton Hall, Philadelphia, PA

She/Folk, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Altitude, Hongik Musueum of Art, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea

International Fiber Art Fair, Seoul Art Center, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea

Her(e), Emerging Artist in Residence Exhibition, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

2014
New Sight, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Home Away From Home, The Third Space, HyLo Boutique, Philadelphia, PA

Contained, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

5 x 7 Space Showing, HyLo Boutique, Philadelphia, PA

Tŷ Unnos, New Boon(e), Philadelphia, PA

Clothesline Musings, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Reflection/Reconnection, Fibers Alumni Exhibit, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2013
CITYWIDE at the Bride: Locale, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Sara McCorriston and Jason Chen, Paradigm Gallery + Studio

International Textile Show, The Art Factory, Paterson, NJ

Art In City Hall: Recent Graduates, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Quintessence, BFA Exhibition, Solmssen Court, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Art Unleashed, Solmssen Court, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Tawney Continues, Gallery 224, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Texture: Once More With Feeling, Gallery One, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Art Unleashed, Solmssen Court, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Invited Student Showcase, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Experimental Costume Show, Arts Bank, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Craft Banquet, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Experimental Costume Show, Solmssen Court, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Publications

2017
Contributing Writer, "She/Lore: Now Is The Time For Self Care & Community Care," shefolk.com/shelore, January 10, 2017

2016
"Art & Homemaking with Dot Vile," L'Abri Fellowship Southborough Blog, southboroughlabri.wordpress.com, June 21, 2016

"Dot Vile: Outside the Home," A Women's Thing, Spring 2016, Issue, p. 6-11

2015
"How many feminist artists does it take to define feminist art?", broadly.vice.com, September 24, 2015

"Where are the great women artists?: She/Folk at IDIO," awomensthing.org, September 19,2015

"These All-Women Shows Bring Feminist Art of Now to Center Stage," bedfordandbowery.com, September 9, 2015

2014
"let him," Spotlight on Education, Surface Design Journal, Summer 2014, p. 65

"Gallery 319 Debuts with 'New Sight,'" Geist Magazine, Reviews, September 9, 2014

"withhin/without, sleep with me," CRED Philly: Amplifying the Voice of Young Philly, Issue 5. p. 96

2013
Quintessence: Senior Thesis Exhibition Catalog, The University of the Arts, May 2013

Professional Experience

2017
Art Teacher, Camp Hope, Epiphany Fellowship Church, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Artist, Natural Creativity Center, Philadelphia, PA

Panelist, Life After Graduation, Senior Projects, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Artist Talk, Making Marks, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Student, L'Abri Fellowship, Southborough, MA

Panelist, Studio Art Quilt Associates Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Artist, Advanced Fibers, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Instructor, The Handwork Studio, Narberth, PA

Teaching Assistant, Drawing I, Sculpture I, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Instructor, Street Art: Fibers, UArts Pre-College Summer
Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Panelist, Art + Feminism, IDIO Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Artist Talk, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

2014
Studio Assistant, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, West Chester, PA

Emerging Artist in Residence, Sculpture Department, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

2013
Lead Teacher/Art Instructor, The Olde City Day School, Philadelphia, PA

Intern, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Finisher, Rittenhouse Needlepoint, Philadelphia, PA

Studio Assistant, White Box Theater, Philadelphia, PA

Studio Assistant, Mi-Kyoung Lee / International Opera Theater Company, Philadelphia, PA

Studio Assistant, Kay Healy, Philadelphia, PA

2011 - 2012
Studio Assistant, Anne Schaefer, Philadelphia, PA

Studio Assistant, Work/Study: Fibers Studio, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

2015
Recipient, Marcia & Seymour Sabesin Scholarship Fund, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2013
Fiber Faculty Choice Award, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Recipient, Marcus A. Renzetti Memorial Award

Recipient, The Virginia G. & Harvey Kimmel Scholarship

Recipient, The Winifred Finkelstein-Cantor Memorial Scholarship

2011 - 2012
Recipient, The Windgate Charitable Fund Scholarship

2009
Recipient, Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artist Scholarship

Education

2013
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Fibers