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Dona Look
#14-2
White birch bark and waxed silk thread
19 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
2014
Dona Look
#14-2
White birch bark and waxed silk thread
19 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches
2014
Dona Look
Basket 10-5
White birch bark, Japanese washi paper, and waxed silk thread
12 x 9 x 9 inches
2010
Dona Look
Basket #08-3
White birch bark and waxed silk thread
12 1/2 x 8 x 8 inches
2010
basket
White birch bark and waxed silk thread
18 3/4 x 11 x 11 inches
2010
Dona Look
Basket #10-4
White birch bark and waxed silk thread
17 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
2010
basket
White birch bark and waxed silk thread
12 5/8 x 10 x 10 inches
2010
basket
white birch bark + waxed silk thread
12 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches
2009

Dona Look

Education
University of Wisconsin: Oshkosh: B.A. 1970.

Selected Exhibitions
Solo Show: Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL. 1991, 1996, 2010.
One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. NYC, NY. 2007
New Works 2007, Racine Art Museum, Racine WI. 2007
Material Difference: Soft Sculpture and Wall Works, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL. 2006.
High Fiber, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC. 2005.
Baskets Now 2003, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY. 2003.
Naturally, Baskets, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 2001.
Solo Show: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison, WI. 2000.
Living with Form: the Horn Collection of Contemporary Crafts, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR. 2000.
Nature RE-BOUND, Palo Alto Art Center, CA.2000.
Threads: Contemporary American Basketry, Barbican Centre, London, England. 1998.
Celebrating American Craft, The Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark. 1997.
New Baskets: Expanding the Concept, curator: Jane Sauer, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO. 1997.
The White House Collection of American Crafts, National Museum of Art, Washington, DC. 1995.
The Space Within: Contemporary Basket in the Midwest, Waterloo Museum of Art, IA. 1993.
Craft Today: USA, American Craft Museum exhibition touring Europe. 1989-1992.
Tapestry to Vessel, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA. 1990.
Tactile Vessel, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. 1989.
Artful Objects: Recent American Craft, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN. 1989.
The New American Basket, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. 1988.
American Baskets: the Eighties, Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.1988.
Wisconsin Craft Masters, C.A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI. 1988.
Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. 1986-1988.
Interlacing, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. 1987.
National Craft Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR. 1987.

Awards
United States Artist Windgate Fellowship, 2009.
Best of Show, American Craft Expo, Evanston IL. 2003.
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, 1988.
National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest Fellowship, 1987.
American Craft Museum Design Award, 1985.
Purchase Award, Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1984.
Best of Show, Smithsonian Craft Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.1984.

Collection
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
The White House Collection, Washington, DC.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
American Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX.
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI.
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC.
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR.
MCI Telecommunications Corporation, Washington, DC.
Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA.

Documentary Films
CRAFT IN AMERICA. Community. PBS series with traveling exhibition and book.
Ken Loeber and Dona Look featured in Part 3, Community
TOURING EXHBITION: April 2007-2009
BOOK: October 2007

Selected Publications
Craft in America, Jo Lauria + Steve Fenton, Clarkson Potter Publishers, New York. 2007. Page 235.
500 Baskets A Celebration of the Basketmaker‘s Art, Lark Books, 2006, pg 37, 115, 124.
Crafting a Legacy: Contemporary American Crafts in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Suzanne Ramljak, PMA, 2002. pg 174.
Living with Form: the Horn Collection of Contemporary Crafts, Bradley Publ. + the Arkansas Art Center. 2000. pg 96-97.
The Art of Basketry, Kari Lonning, Sterling Publishing Co., NY. 2000. pg. 91-92.
Baskets, Billie Ruth Sudduth, Hand Books Press, Madison, WI. 1999. pages18, 94, 140.
NO: Nouvel Objet, Design House, Seoul, Korea, 1997. pages 124-127.
American Craft, Dona Look, April/May 1997, pages 40-43.
The White House Collection of American Crafts, Michael Monroe, Abrams, NY. 1995
FIBERARTS DESIGN BOOK FIVE, edited by Nancy Orbin & Ann Batchelder, Lark Books 1995, pg.118.
International CRAFTS, edited by Martina Margetts, Thames & Hudson Ltd., London, 1991.
FIBERARTS DESIGN BOOK FOUR, edited by Nancy Orbin, Lark Books, 1991.
The Tactile Vessel, Jack Lenor Larsen, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. 1989.
Interlacing: the Elemental Fabric, Jack Lenor Larsen, Kodansha Press, Japan, 1987.