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Marita Dingus

“Throughout her career, Dingus has chosen to make her creations with recycled materials, which adds an essential element to her already multi-layered and thought-provoking pieces. Exhibiting internationally and locally, Dingus’ work is a commentary on the slave trade, recycling and the politics of poverty.” -Museum of Glass

Marita received her BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and MFA from San Jose State University.  Her work is in collections across the Northwest including Tacoma Art Museum, Cancer Care Alliance, Museum of Glass; and John S Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in NY.  In 2018 she was the Artist Trust Twining Humber recipient; 2017 she was named a Legacy Artist of the Museum of Northwest Art. Also, she was honored with the Morris and Joan Alhadeff PONCHO Artist of the Year award. Other awards include John S Guggenheim Fellowship.  

Current Work

Skull and Flowers
Necklace in found fabrics, contrasting threads, rubber and wire. Skull and flower halo measure 6 x 4 3/4". Approximately 24" long. 
Exhibit: Funny Business: Making Mischief 

Past Work

Reclining Skeleton
Necklace in found fabric, wire, and contrasting red thread. Approximately 35" long. 1 - 4" wide. 
Exhibit: Funny Business: Making Mischief 



Doll Necklace
Neckpiece in leather, found glass, zipper, and wire. Figure measures 6" long. Approximately 24" long necklace. 
Exhibit: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered