Aline Mare

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Original short description: "American artist"

Artist

Aline Mare is a visual and performing artist and an independent filmmaker. In 1999 Aline Mare was artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1]

Education

Mare completed her undergraduate work at SUNY Buffalo's Center for Media Study. She studied with Nam June Paik, Paul Sharits, Hollis Frampton, and Tony Conrad. She also studied at Bard College. In 1998 she moved to San Francisco to complete a Master of Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she produced the experimental film Saline's Solution, about a late-term abortion; the film received support and awards internationally and was shown at The Cinematheque in San Francisco, the Whitney Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.[2]

Exhibitions

In 2013 Aline Mare was one of four artists in the exhibition Ways of Water sponsored by the Thoreau Center for Sustainability and shown in the China Brotsky Gallery at the Presidio in San Francisco.[3] In 2016 she exhibited with Michael Giancristiano in Organic Integration, Two Worlds.[4]

In 2017, she participated with a solo show Angle of Repose in the Mojave Show at the Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in Lancaster, California.[5]

Performance art and film

She performed in a multi-media film and music partnership, Erotic Psyche, with Bradley Eros, which explored the body and the senses and toured in Manhattan, at venues such as Franklin Furnace, The Kitchen, and the Pyramid Club on the Lower East Side. She performed in Richard Foreman's "Pandering to the Masses: a Misrepresentation" in 1975. She also worked with Meredith Monk and Vito Acconci and as a film editor with Richard Serra on "Railroad Turnbridge" and Nancy Holt's "Sun Tunnels". She and Serra lived together and were in a Robert Frank film, "Keep Busy" shot in Nova Scotia. Her film Blind Love was presented in the New York Film Festival Downtown in 1984.

Mare participated in The Collective Unconscious, SELECTED EARLY WORKS BY THE CORE MAKERS OF NAKED EYE CINEMA, THE EXTENSION OF THE FILM PROGRAM AT ABC NO RIO.[6]

In San Francisco, Mare renewed her friendship with novelist Kathy Acker. The two shared an interest in feminist politics. Mare began to focus on issues such as women’s right to choose, employing embryonic imagery in performances and installations.[7] Saline's Solution was Aline Mare's film about her own fetal abortions. Saline's Solution was one of the independent films shown in the 1992 Black Maria Film and Video Festival.[2]

Biography

Aline Mare was born in Bronxville, New York "into a family of movie and theatre professionals based in New York City."[no citations needed here] She was named after her great aunt, stage actress and Busby Berkeley film actress, Aline MacMahon. Her paternal grandfather was Arthur L. Mayer, a motion-picture exhibitor, distributor, lecturer, and film historian.

In the early 1980s Aline Mare lived on Ludlow Street on the lower East Side of Manhattan along with other no wave Colab artists connected with ABC No Rio, and in 2006 there was a review show of those artists' work.[6]

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