Dotty Attie

Dotty Attie (b. 1938) was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey. She received a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art. She currently lives and works in New York City. Dotty Attie is known for creating multi-panel compositions that explore gender identity, politcs, and culture through the re-imaging of well-known paintings and photography. She re-presents images from vintage photographs, movie stills, and contemporary photographs in a limited palette of black, white, and grey with touches of flesh and rougue hues. Interspersed with panels of text, Attie’s work suggest an alternate reality to the contructed version we are so accustomed to through television and film. Attie was a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery, which opened in 2972 as one of the first artist-run galleries for women in the U.S. She has had solo exhibitions at venues such as the New Museum in New York, the Wadsworth Athenuem in Hartford, and Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum. She has received a Creative Artists Public Service grant from the New York State Council on the Arts as well as a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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