Don Mohr was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1947. In 1967 he moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he continues to live and work today. Mohr has a M.A. degree in history from the University of Oregon and is a professor of history at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

Mohr has been a co-director of the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage since 1992. Since 1990 he has designed and fabricated the annual children's exhibitions at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. Although not formally trained as an artist, Mohr studied painting and sculpture with University of Alaska art professors and worked closely with other influential Alaska artists. He works in found-object sculpture, installation and performance art.

Mohr's work has been featured in many solo exhibitions in Anchorage, including the Visual Arts Center, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the International Gallery of Contemporary Art and Decker/Morris Gallery. He has also collaborated on a number of public art commissions with artist Sheila Wyne.

-From Found and Assembled in Alaska by Julie Decker, available through the Museum Store at the Alaska State Museum.

 

Don Mohr

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