Dukes is a multimedia performance artist and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work addresses environmental disasters, social injustice and ritual. Past durational actions have included siphoning and expelling sugary liquids through plants, sorting thousands of mono-filament strands entangled within sapling roots, regurgitating oranges retracted from the Hudson River and honoring slain fishermen and farmers.
Dukes has performed in galleries and festivals across the country including Fountain Art Fair Miami Basel, Fountain Art Fair New York Armory, Bushwick Open Studios, Lumen International Video & Performance Festival and Wassaic Festival. She frequently performs with Grace Exhibition Space (NY) and has received recent reviews in Flash Art, NY Arts Magazine and WhiteWall Magazine. Dukes also dapples in art criticism and has written for blogs: Art in New York City and Art in Brooklyn.
She is an active advocate for higher education, human equality, environmental sustainability and preservation.
Dukes currently works at the School of Visual Arts and lives in Brooklyn, New York.