Priscilla Dobler Dzul

Awarded 2021

Priscilla Dobler Dzul is a Tacoma-based artist from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. She is an interdisciplinary storyteller who creates multimedia installations in wood, textile, ceramic, food and painting that focus on reframing the context of America’s prideful nationalism and colonization of indigenous cultures while critiquing identity and examining the structures of power in our domestic lives.

Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally most recently she has shown at Project for Empty Space, Newark, NJ; A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Consulate of Mexico, Seattle, WA; The Northwest African American Museum, Seattle, WA; NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; 125 Maiden Lane, NYC, NY; Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA; King Street Station, Seattle, WA; The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA and Decentered Gallery, Puebla, Mexico.

In addition, she was a 2014 recipient of Grants for Artist Projects from the Artist Trust, 2015 Bailey Award, 2016 Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship, 2017 & 2021 Tacoma Artist Initiative Program Grantee and 2021 Puffin Foundation Awardee. Since 2016 she completed seven successful artist residencies on full fellowships. She received her MFA in Sculpture from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2013.

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