April 28th, 2010

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Mail Art Biography

Here is my mail art bio  — honoria

Honoria Starbuck, Ph.D. was born in 1947 in Miami, Florida USA. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology. She earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from The University of Texas in 2003 for research on the mail art network’s uses of the Internet. The doctoral research dissertation, The Effects of the Internet on the Correspondence Art Network, was published by TAM and can be downloaded from http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/thesis-honoria/10274757. Honoria created the first Internet opera, honoria in ciberspazio, using the collaborative participation ideals of the mail art network to create a libretto by over 60 authors. Honoria took over responsibility of the Electronic Museum and Mail Art when it had to move from CrackerJack Kid’s original servers in 1997 and worked with Kiyotei on mailartist.com

Honoria has been involved with mail art since 1988 and hosted the Kiss show in Austin ,Texas in 1991.
Honoria has participated in the following Mail Art events as well as many others:
Berlin/Mail Art Congress, August 2006; NYC/DaDa Mail Art Congress, NYC, July 2006; 10th anniversary of the ACTLab with Guy Bleus 10 year envelope opening, Austin TX, September 2002; Mailed Art: Interview with Lynn Neary. National Public Radio, November 2001; Effects of the Internet on the Correspondence Art Network. SXSW Art Panel, Austin, TX March 2001; Ray Johnson Correspondences, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH 2000; Telenetlink, Mail Art and Virtual Community, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy 1995; Mail Art in Cyberspace, International conference in Florence, Italy 1994; Women in Mail Art, Panel on Alternative Arts, University of Texas at Dallas, TX 1993; Mail Art Congress of 1992, Villorba, Italy

– Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art and The Eternal Network by Ada Calhoun, Austin Chronicle (March 23, 2001) http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2001-03-23/arts_string2.html
– honoria’s life as a mail artist. New Observations. editors Mark and Mel Corroto Issue #126. Summer 2000.

Honoria’s mail art is in the following collections:
- John Held, Jr. Papers Archives of American Art, 1989-1991
Smithsonian Institution, Correspondence 1976-1995
-J. Paul Getty Museum, Bern Porter collection, 1989

Honoria lives and works in Austin, Texas, USA.