Dulcee Boehm

Dulcee Boehm

 

Visiting Professor
Visual Studies and Foundations

Office: 1828 Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center
Phone: (616) 331-8237
Email: boehmd@gvsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Website


Biography

Dulcee Boehm is an artist based in the Midwestern United States. In performative and object-based works particular attention is paid to country culture, bodies, farm work and food. Boehm has exhibited her work in a variety of spaces from the former Mess Hall in Chicago, Illinois to an old cattle barn at Grin City in Grinnell, Iowa. She co-founded a nomadic residency & exhibition program called Say Uncle in 2015, and currently co-directs Beyond Alternatives with Cory Imig which is a symposium focusing on artist-led projects outside large metropolitan areas. Beyond Alternatives recently partnered with Art F City in the creation of a national written archive of defunct artist-run spaces outside of large cities. Boehm continues to be involved with Ox-Bow School of Art & Artist Residency as a seasonal staff member since receiving a Fellowship there in 2010.


Education

  • MFA, New Media, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • BFA, Visual Studies and Minor in Psychology, Grand Valley State University

Courses

  • ART 153 - Foundations: Making and Meaning In Art and Design
  • ART 392 - Curatorial Studio
  • ART 395 - Space Studio

Works

Two-sided sign made in the style of landmark signs that typically mark places of historical, natural or cultural significance. One side has the word "Nowhere" and the other "Somewhere" with their corresponding dictionary definitions. I have toured the sign around both Michigan and Illinois in places that might be both nowhere and somewhere.

I'm from the middle of nowhere.  (just outside Ionia)

This two-sided sign is made in the style of landmark signs that typically mark places of historical, natural or cultural significance. One side has the word "Nowhere" and the other "Somewhere" with their corresponding dictionary definitions. I have toured the sign around both Michigan and Illinois in places that might be both nowhere and somewhere.

 

 

Image of audience at the Beyond Alternatives Symposium, which focuses on artist-led organizing outside of large metropolitan areas

Beyond Alternatives Symposium (event image)

Beyond Alternatives is a symposium co-founded by Dulcee Boehm and Cory Imig, which focuses on artist-led organizing outside of large metropolitan areas. 
Beyond Alternatives Website

Audience watching video installation in a gallery setting

Touching Signs (video installation)

Touching Signs is an ongoing project of touching No Trespassing signs in the rural Midwest. The letters of the signs are outlined with my fingers and presented in video format. 

People standing on artificial turf on the museum floor set with printed signs for visitors to take away

Touching Signs (printed signs and artificial turf)

Touching Signs included both a multiple video installation and this adjacent section of artificial turf on the museum floor set with printed signs for visitors to take away. A longer research statement about the project was included on the print, and those who took the signs were asked not to fold or roll them leaving the signs legible as they were held.