(1974, Wainwright, Canada)
Kim Dorland is a contemporary painter that is mostly inspired by the nature and surroundings in his homeland.
Driven equally by his fascination with the materiality of oil paint and his interest in exploring his own life experiences, Kim Dorland creates both quietly reflective and boldly visceral sculptural paintings. Dorland builds up his images from multiple layers of thickly applied paint, sometimes adding mixed materials, like feathers, glass, string, and wood. “I draw my subject[s] from the experiences I have lived through and my impoverished upbringing,” he explains, referring to the images of wooded landscapes, trailers and low-income housing, open-air parties, fistfights, and Canadian flora and fauna that recur throughout his works.
2003 | Masters of Fine Arts at York University in Toronto, Canada
1998 | Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada
2019 | ‘It Goes On’ at Equinix Gallery in Vancouver, Canada
2018 | ‘Terror Management Theory’ at Beers London Gallery in London, UK
2017 | ‘Look Out’ at Gallerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montréal, Canada