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Biography


PILGRIMAGES

"Route 33: The Magic Road," weaving the 33 counties of New Mexico, (2004- "The Most Precious Jewel," launched in San Francisco, CA at the foot of Gandhi's statue (1998-
"The Road of Meeting," a one-month pilgrimage throughout North Carolina invited by SECCA, Winston-Salem, (1993)
"The Great Cleansing of the Rio Grande", a monthly art/life pilgrimage, September 1987 - April 1994

RITUAL PERFORMANCES

"The Point of Tears," Montauk, NY at Performing the World International Conference, October 2003
"The Point of Tears," St. Petersburg, Russia, 11th International Conference on Conflict Resolution, May 2003
"Planting Seeds of Love…" Medellin, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali, Colombia, S.A., September 2002 with Shannyn Sollitt
"The Point of Tears," Medellin, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali, Colombia, South America, October 2001
"The Point of Tears," Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown, University, Kutztown, PA, October 2001
"Tears of the World," Santa Fe, NM January & February 2001
"Listen, listen… A Whale Ceremonial," installation and ceremony, New Bedford Whaling Museum, July 2000
"The Los Angeles River Revival," a part of the World Festival of Sacred Music, Los Angeles, CA , October 16, 1999
"Forgiveness: The Key to Peace," a one-week performance, living, sleeping and making art/life in Sohozat's storefront window, Westbroadway, New York. Part of the one-year performance WINDOPEACE curated by Susan Kleckner who invited 52 women artists to participate, April 1987

EXHIBITIONS

"Yitzhak and Leila, the Romeo and Juliet of the Holy Land," International Folk Art Museum of Santa Fe, 2004 "Day of the Dead Invitational"
"Concerning the Spiritual in the Arts," curated by Peter London, Chair, Art Education, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and the New Bedford Art Museum, April 2000
"Healing Art," Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Montana, Missoula, 1998 (won first prize)
"The Rio Grande Project: A River Thirsting for Itself," College of Santa Fe, 1997
"Jacoma River Walk," a ritual where two rivers meet, Pojaque, NM, 1997
"Landscape," The Gallery at the US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, 1997
"Views from Ground Level," Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 1996
"Watermarks: Collaborative Strategies for Ecological Activism," The Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe with Ichi Ikeda (Japan,) 1995, project: WATERWATCHING, a collaboration with Ichi Ikeda
"Elemental Choices," a four-person exhibition at The New Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1995
"Destruction/Reclamation: Art and the Environment in the Nineties," SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC, 1993, exhibition following a month pilgrimage around the state, THE ROAD OF MEETING
"Art That Interprets Earth and Its Systems," U. of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1992, exhibition curated by Baile Oakes
"Garbage Out Front: A New Era of Public Design," 1990, The Urban Center, New York City, exhibition curated by Mierle Laderman Ukeles
"Tying a Knot: Philosophical Implications of Weaving," Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada (part of a two-week visiting artist residency). performance/ installation
"River Shrine," The Third Annual Shrine Show, Santa Fe, NM, in collaboration with Margret Carde, 1989.
"a little peace book..." Vend'Art "Automat Galleries," New York, San Francisco, Charleston, SC, Atlanta, GA, Albany, NY, 1988.
"Concealed/Revealed," group exhibition of The Women's Caucus for Art, (NM Chapter,) University of New Mexico Gallery, Albuquerque, December 1987.
"he-art", February 1987, Vend'Art "Automat Gallery", New York.

CURATING

2002 "The Third Truth," a concert with artists from the three main cultures of the Middle East at Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1999 & 2000 "Deep Listening Festival," Plan B, Center for Evolving Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1990-92 "Revered Earth," co-curated with Robert Gaylor, director of The Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe. Traveled to the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas; The Pratt Institute, New York City; Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, Arizona; Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas; Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina. (Catalogue available)
June/Aug 1991 "The Virgin of Guadalupe," the American counterpart of a joint exhibition, "The Meeting of the Black Madonnas," traveled to the Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, Poland. (Curator, fund-raiser and organizer)
1987 "The Road of Light," Warsaw, Poland invited by Prof. Janusz Bogucki, curator and author. (Exhibition was curated and fully organized but ended up not being sent over because funding did not come through)
1986 "Art & Soul," a panel discussion at Cooper-Union School of Art, with Jose A. Arguelles, Ph.D., Suzi Gablik, Elinor Gadon, Ph.D., Melinda Wortz, with Audrey Flack, moderator. (Concept and organization)
1985-81 Curated numerous exhibitions as director of the Modern Master Tapestries/Charles E. Slatkin Galleries, New York, NY
1984 "The Presence of Light," Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas; co-curated with Betty Park. (Catalogue)
1983 "Transformative Art: Reflections on a New Culture, University of Toronto, Canada. Curated for the Center for Peace through Culture in collaboration with Catherine Elinski
1980 "New York: City of Inspiration," (independent project: concept and research)
"The Barbizon School," (assistant to independent curator, M. Shibata from Tokyo, Japan)

LECTURING

ART AS COMPASSIONATE ACTION
2001 Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin; Fundacion Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga; Museo Moderno La Tertulia de Cali; Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota; Colombia, South America (invited by Centro Colombo Americano de Medellin); Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
DEEP LISTENING
1998 The Museum of Fine Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
1997 The American Consulate, Sydney, Australia
1996 San Francisco Art Institute; Arts & Healing Network, Sausalito, CA
THE HEARTIST
1996 Prescott College, AZ
"Art as a Healing Force" Third Invitational Conference, Bolinas, CA
1995 International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
DOING ART FOR THE EARTH
1995 "Art as a Healing Force" Second Invitational Conference, Bolinas, CA
1994 California State University, Hayward, CA
California Center for Intregral Studies, San Francisco, CA
Art & Nature, Taos, NM
1993 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Ceres Gallery, New York City
LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK
1992 San Jose State, San Jose, CA
DOING ART FOR THE EARTH: A PATH OF HEALING
1991 "Art as a Healing Force" First Invitational Conference , Bolinas, CA
REVERENCE (or THE HEART IS THE FORM)
1991 Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
HEART AS AESTHETICS
1991 The World College, Las Vegas, New Mexico
TRANSFORMATIVE ART: THE ARTIST AS HEALER AND PEACEMAKER
1989 The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Interface, Watertown, MA
1988 New York University, New York, NY
Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
1986 The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Pracownia Djiekanka, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland
Cultural Center, Klodzko, Poland
Society of Art Historians, Warsaw, Poland
Krzysztofory Gallery, Cracow, Poland
THE RETURN OF ART TO THE SACRED
1988 New York Open Center, New York, NY
1986 Narodowe Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
"Now and Beyond Time," international symposium, Pracownia Djiekanka, Warsaw, Poland
ART ACTION VERSUS POLITICAL ACTION
1986 Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
TRANSFORMATION OF THE SELF AND THE PLANET THROUGH RITUALS
1986 The Di Mele Center of Psychotherapy, New York, NY
1983 Association of Humanistic Psychology Conference, U. of Toronto, Canada

WORKSHOPS

2003 RITUAL IN ART & LIFE, "Performing the World," International Conference, Montauk, NY
2001 RITUAL & ART, Robert Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO with CAROL ANTHONY
1999 LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK, Hollyhock Farm, Cortes Island, BC, Canada (part of retreat Stirring the Spirit in Art II)
1998 ART, EARTH & HEART, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia & Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK, Hollyhock Farm, Cortes Island, BC, Canada (part of retreat Stirring the Spirit in Art I)
1997 LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK/THE HEARTIST AS A MODEL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, "From the Soul, The Healing Spirit of Art," conference organized by the Institute of Noetic Sciences, San Rafael, CA
1996 LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK/THE HEARTIST AS A MODEL FOR 21ST THE CENTURY, John F. Kennedy University, Arts & Consciousness Program, Berkeley, CA
1995 THE GREAT RIVERS, Children's Museum, Santa Fe, in conjunction with Ichi Ikeda' work of the same title
1994 I AM MY REFLECTION IN A MIRROR, Kazuko Asaba Children's Art School, Yokohama, Japan
1991 ART AS A HEALING PATH. The Himalayan Institute, Honesdale, PA, "Healing Ourselves, Healing the Earth" Conference
1990 THE ARTIST AS TRANSFORMER... THE ARTIST AS PEACEMAKER (in collaboration with Ariyana Peacefeather, sponsored by Young at Art and Fine Arts, San Diego Unified Schools)
1989 THE NEW IMAGINATION. Invited by Interface, the New England inter-disciplinary center, to the first Earth Studies Conference "The New Imagination" with William Irwin Thompson, Dr. Lynn Margulis, Nancy and John Todd, and others)
HEROISM IN DANGEROUS TIMES. (In collaboration with Anne Valley-Fox, poet and educator). Invited by Drs. Chellis Glendinning and Fritjof Capra to participate in the annual Conference of the Elmwood Institute in collaboration with The Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe)
1988 TYING A KNOT: PHILOSOPHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF WEAVING. Kent State U., Kent, OH
RECENT HISTORY OF SITE-SPECIFIC ART ACTION, The Summer D.H. Lawrence Workshop, University of New Mexico, Taos, NM, in collaboration with Margret Carde

VISITING ARTIST

2001 Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA in conjunction with KU Art Education Conference
1996 Appalachian State University, Boone, NC Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
1994-95 Six-month international residency in Japan having received a grant from Arts International/Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund.
1994 Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
1993 U. of Oregon, Eugene
1992 Visiting Artist Residency, U. of Colorado, Boulder
"Art Performance Rooted in Ceremony and Ritual," Summer Arts Festival, California State University, Humboldt State U
San Jose State U., art history class, Prof. Pat Sanders
"Nature, Culture & Crisis," a symposium, Gallery Rte. One, Pt. Reyes, CA
"Dialogue about Art & Ecology," U. of Montana, Prof. Marilyn Bruya
"Networking / Art / Activism," a symposium/dialogue at Sumida Riverside Hall, Tokyo, Japan
1990 A one-week residency at the Howard Hirsch Project Hillsboro, WS, as creative problem-solver to facilitate environmental awareness and improvement
"Children for a Better World," with Ariyana Peacefeather, San Diego, CA (sponsored by the Young at Art and Fine Arts, San Diego Unified Schools)
"What Have We Got To Lose?" a symposium, Gallery Rte. One, Pt. Reyes, CA
1989 A two-week residency at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

WRITING

BOOKS:
Riveries is a passionate journal inspired by my monthly performance/ritual "The Great Cleansing of the Rio Grande." The river becomes the stage of my transformation and the metaphor for my journey, which includes visitations by several guiding beings. Starting as a well-meaning activist in despair at the river's "dammed/damned" condition, I am soon informed by this new teacher the river. One lesson I learn is that "to heal heals." As my life and river project progress I ultimately find the magic of nature I never experienced as a child and this (the river) opens me to the path of the "heartist," where life and art are one. (Excerpts won the first Compassion Magazine "best of the year" award in non-fiction in 1988. Publisher being sought.) Peace: Piece by Piece, a book in collaboration with artist/ritualist Donna Henes. Peace: Piece by Piece is a book of inspiration. Its intention is to urge, empower and instruct people to do something about impending nuclear and environmental dangers. It is an interactive and participatory workbook which draws on stories of innovative international peace projects and the ordinary heroes who created them. (In progress.)

ARTICLES:
Doing Art for the Earth (water-dreamers,) article about artists working with water, Breakthrough Magazine, (1990 spring issue,) The International Journal of General Education Associates, New York
Art Quest: As Many Species Disappear New Species Are Being Born, New Renaissance, published in Germany, Summer 1991. (Originally published in What Have We Got to Loose, Artists and the Environmental Crisis, Gallery Rte. One, Pt. Reyes, California)
Peace: Piece by Piece, in collaboration with Donna Henes, New Renaissance, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1993, published in Germany & Peace Review, Summer 1993, published by the University of San Francisco
Riveries (excerpts,) Earth Ethics, Center for Respect of Life and Environment, Spring, Washington DC

ESSAYS:
Flow as Strategy, written for the exhibition Watermarks, Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, 1995
Lenore Tawney, for the exhibition catalogue "Revered Earth," published by the CCA in 1990
Flowing Collaboration, for "Mizu No Hon," catalogue for 1993 Breathing Water Circles Performance/Installations by Ichi Ikeda in Japan
Doing Art for the Earth, for a book of essays by earth artists, "Natural Dialogue, Deep Ecology in the Public Arts Toward a New Paradigm, edited by Baile Oakes, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995

MISCELLANEOUS:
Doing Art for the Earth: Dear Mother my Earth, written for the first issue of Transformative Art News, Tokyo, Japan, February 1990
Now and Beyond Time, a film script inspired by experiences in Poland connected with the exhibition "Meeting of the Black Madonnas"

BIBLIOGRAPHY(selected)

BOOKS:
"The Reenchantment of Art," by Suzi Gablik, Thames and Hudson Inc., 1991, chapter 8, "Beyond the Rectangle, Out of the Frame/Art as Compassionate Action"
"Living Close to the Earth," by Yumi Kikuchi, published in Japan, 1994
"Natural Dialogue, Deep Ecology in the Public Arts Toward a New Paradigm," ed. by Baile Oakes, Van Nostrand Rheinhold, 1995
"Mapping the Terrain/New Genre Public Art," ed. Suzanne Lacy, BayPress, 1995
"Conversations Before the End of Time," Suzi Gablik, Thames & Hudson Inc., 1995
"Kinds of Power," by James Hillman, Doubleday/Delacorte, 1995
"Beautiful Necessity/The Art and Meaning of Women's Altars," by Kay Turner, Thames & Hudson, 1999
"Sacred America," by Roger Housden, Simon & Schuster, 1999
"Allgemeine Psychologie," by C.Hildebrandt & E.H.Bottenberg, Roderer-Verlag Regensburg, 2000
"The Cultural Creatives/How 50 Million People Are Changing the World," by Paul H. Ray & Sherry Ruth Anderson, Harmony Books New York, 2000

VIDEOTAPES:
"WHAT FOLLOWS/1992," a videotaped interview, 32:48, U. of Colorado, Department of Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Program, (303-492-6504)
"BONS BAISERS D'AMERIQUE," Channel 5, Quebec, Canada--a 10' film for a program broadcast in 68 French-speaking stations throughout the world

ARTICLES:
"Ritual as a Pathway to Healing," an interview by Linda Montano, Woman of Power, issue ten, "Making Peace," Summer 1988
"Doing Art For the Earth," by Margret Carde, VOICES, The Santa Fe Reporter, 8/1988
"Riveries: Paying Homage to Mother Earth," an interview by Suzanne Koblentz-Goodman, editor of Design Spirit, Winter 1989, Volume I, Issue l
"The Art of Necessity," by Margret Carde, Shandoka, spring/summer issue, 1989
"The Visionary Arts Movement," Postmodernism and Beyond... Issue, Utne Reader, Sum.1989
"Riverside Ritual: Earth Poet Vs. Litter," by Michael Haederle, TRENDS, The Albuquerque Journal, November 18, 1989
"Art Beyond The Rectangle," by Suzi Gablik, The New Art Examiner, December 1989
"Conversations with the Earth," by Margret Carde, Public Art Review, Spring/Sum 1990
"Ou Est Passe Votre Ame," French magazine Actuel, July 1990
"Can Art Save the World?" by Joyce Hanson, ART, September 1990
"The Moving Spirit (Artists Offer Signposts Toward the Preservation of Earth)" by M. Carroll Nelson, Southwest Art, April 1990
"Suzi Gablik: An Interview," by Paul Ryan, Art Papers, September/October 1990
"Beyond Hyperecology: Art and & Ephemeraculture of Late Capitalism," by T.W. Luke, Art Papers, Jan/Feb 1991
"Ecological Art," by Robin Cembalest, Art News, Summer 1991
"The Dark Madonnas," by Tom Sanchez, THE ARTS/Albuquerque Journal, June 2, 1991
"Eco-Art: Strength in Diversity," by Patricia B. Sanders, Art Journal, Summer 1992
"Sniper's Nest: The Garbage Girls," by Lucy Lippard, Z Magazine, December 1992
"A Call to Arts," by David Horgan, The Missoula Independent, September 14, 1992
"Paradise Lost?" by Suzi Gablik, The New Art Examiner, September 1992
"You've Cleansed Its Bed, Now Be in It," by Craig Comstock, Elmwood Quaterly, Fall 1992
"The Ecological Imperative: Making Art as If The World Mattered," by Suzi Gablik Michigan Quarterly Review, Spring 1993 & The Amicus Journal, Summer 1993
"Arts & the Earth/Making Art as if the World Mattered," Suzi Gablik, Orion Magazine, 1995
"Serving a Different God," Suzi Gablik, Katalog, 1995/96, Reykjavik, Iceland
Article by Suzi Gablik, Urthona Magazine, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2001
"The Righteous Path," Santa Fe Reporter, May 9-15, 2001
"What is Ecofeminist Art?" by Deborah Mathew, Women & Environments International, Fall 2001
"Santa Fe 'heartist' Addresses Matters of the Heart," by Denise Kusel, The Santa Fe New Mexican, 1/19/2003
"Crossing Cultures," on Day of the Dead altar at Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe Journal, 10/26/04

EDUCATION

I especially honor my father as my guide whose precept was: "Never miss a chance for life to be your teacher..."

GRANTS & SPECIAL AWARDS

1992 ($15,000) 1993 ($10,000),1994 ($10,000) Flow Fund
1994 ($22,000) Arts International/Lila Wallace Readers' Digest for International Residency in Japan
1991, 1995, 1996 Funded to attend the Art as a Healing Force Invitational Conference at Commonweal, Bolinas, CA
1998, $1,000. first prize, "Healing Art" juried exhibition, Fine Arts Museum Art Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula
1995, 2000 ($1,500. & $1,000) Anonymous donations

What People Have Said:

"In 1917 Marcel Duchamp exhibited a urinal and called it art, although at the time there wasn't any concept yet in place to explain such an act of transgression. Today Mazeaud's project is equally startling because it isn't based on a transgression of the aesthetic codes at all. It comes from another integrating myth entirely: compassion. Carlos Castaneda calls it the "path with a heart." -- Suzi Gablik, The Reenchantment of Art (1991)

"Mazeaud wants to return art to the sphere of everyday life. She sees the artist as a kind of shaman figure who uses art to heal the wounded environment... Her work draws on the philosophy of ecofeminism, echoing its critique of contemporary environmental thinking... "Doing art for earth" becomes a way of acknowledging both our debt and our responsibility toward the natural world." -- Jeff Fleming, SECCA, Winston-Salem, Curator

"Dominique Mazeaud sees no sharp separation between art and life: life is a work of art; actions intensify into rituals, and reaching out to others becomes a collaboration... If life can be a work of art, individuals must take the responsibility for its form and content. Moreover, it is hoped that individual change can lead to a reshaping of society." --Patricia B. Sanders, "Eco-Art, Strength in Diversity," Art Journal

"dominique mazeaud lectured in several of my classes during her Japanese sojourn. For students used to dry, academic thought, she blew in like a breeze of fresh air and challenged the students to apprehend the world synesthesically... using all their senses and their total intuition, to challenge "the possible human." Since dominique herself is an "installation" of sorts, it was her life that amazed the students. It is so "chosen"... an astonishing condition in contemporary Japan where so much is chosen for you. --Jackie Wasilewski, PhD, Professor of Intercultural Studies, International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

"The salvation of the planet, according to dominique, depends on the awakening of the artist in everyone. If each being were more creative in their habits, rituals, ways of living, relationships with others, perhaps would we able to change the course of the world. --Hugo Latulippe, "Bons Baisers d'Amerique," Channel 5 Television, Montreal, Quebec, Canada "Restructuring Art," essay by Suzi Gablik, Public Art Review, Spring/Summer 1990

"Mazeaud is an artist, but instead of making objects for art galleries (or "installing found objects"), she was becoming more concerned with the revelation, via ritual and reverie, of being rather than doing." -- Craig Comstock, "You've Cleansed its Bed, Now be in it," Elmwood Quarterly

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