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Gail Dodge

Gail Dodge (b.1985, San Francisco) is a Providence-based artist working with video, performance and the manipulation of traditional and nontraditional sculptural materials. She received a BFA from the University of Arizona in 3D and Extended Media in 2013 and completed her MFA in Sculpture at RISD in 2015. She has held teaching positions at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and has taught in the Sculpture, Graphic Design and Continuing Education departments at RISD since 2017. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in such cities as Mexico City, Mexico; Tucson, AZ; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Baltimore, MD; Austin, TX; and Michigan City, IN.

Dodge’s art practice and pedagogy are rooted in nontraditional, exploratory approaches to developing and creating work. She is specifically invested in the ideas of decolonizing, slowing down and unlearning as a means of forging a new and generative state of mind where there is possibility for a gentle disassembling of power dynamics in education and beyond. She believes that it is vital for artists/educators to rebuild fresh methods of making, right now, especially during a global pandemic.

Informed by her trajectory as a queer, self-supporting artist from a lower middle class family, Dodge is committed to creating spaces for underrepresented voices. It is essential to foster an environment of reciprocity and inclusivity in which a range of people are able to have vulnerable conversations when sharing their unique voices. She believes that all educators should embody a radical lightness, an ability to see past traditional notions of success and mastery and move in opposition to the notion of the individual genius and towards a collective, embodied knowledge.

Fall 2020 Courses

  • SCULP-4781-01 Sculptural Practices I
  • SCULP-4781-02 Sculptural Practices I

Spring 2021 Courses

  • SCULP-4782-01 Sculptural Practices II
  • SCULP-4782-02 Sculptural Practices II
  • MFA, Rhode Island School of Design