Aline Mare

Mare completed her undergraduate work at SUNY Buffalo’s Center for Media Study studying with Nam June Paik, Paul Sharits, Hollis Frampton, Tony Conrad, and the Vasulkas. In 1998 she moved to San Francisco to complete an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she produced the film Saline's Solution, an experimental film about a late-term abortion. The film garnered support and awards internationally, exhibiting at The Cinematheque in SF, and at The Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
In 2000 she received a Headlands Center for the Arts Residency. At the Headlands, she created an installation project examining the life of friend and writer Kathy Acker and Acker’s courageous fight against the breast cancer that claimed her life in 1997. In 2004, Spider Woman Press published Mare’s collaborative book with poet and translator Olivia Sears, entitled Cell/Self. Cell/Self dealt with the horror and beauty of a biotech future and its impact on our collective sense of identity.

Mare has continued her multi-media explorations with imagery interfacing science and the body, concentrating on photography, video, and installation. In the past decade, she completed several more multi-media series including Electric Flowers (2006), Beautiful Boys (2007) and The Hands (2008), the latter bodies of work produced through the Kala Artist-in Residence program. Her mixed media work dealing with transitional moments in the life of Jewish preadolescents: Seeing the Light (2009) and Beautiful Boys (2007), have been shown in major American cities in single channel video and photographic format.
More recently she completed the Photosynthesis series, a new collaborative work with Olivia Sears, examining metaphors of photosynthesis in both multi-media installation and performance presentations. The work was recently included in the exhibition “Age of Wonder” shown at the Turtle Bay Museum in Redding, California and at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco and Swarm Gallery in Oakland, California.

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