Lot 241 - Josh Dorman - Ex Equidae
Ink, Acrylic, Antique Collage and Resin on Paper
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON FRONT AND VERSO
Josh Dorman was born in Baltimore, Maryland, 1966. He lives and works in New York City and in the Catskills Mountains. He received his MFA from Queens College, Flushing, NY and his BA from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. His work is represented by Ryan Lee Gallery in New York City, Koplin Del Rio in Seattle, and John Martin Gallery in London.
BA Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 1988 MFA Queens College, Flushing, NY 1992
Dorman's work is in private collections around the world and U.S. museums including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Springfield Museum, The Tang Museum, The Butler Institute, and the Naples Museum. He’s had one-person institutional exhibitions at the Longview Museum of Fine Art in Texas, 2019, the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, 2008, and Hallwalls in Buffalo, 2007. He’s been included in numerous group-shows including: The Drawing Center, Torrance Art Museum, Katonah Museum, Swarthmore College Museum, Weatherspoon Museum, and The National Academy. His shows have been reviewed in ArtNews, Art in America, LA Times, BOMB Magazine, The Paris Review, Modern Painters, ArtForum, and The New Yorker, and he’s been the subject of essays by acclaimed authors Paul Auster, Michael Chabon and Nam Le.
From 2009 to 2014, Dorman created seven animated short films to accompany Anna Clyne’s The Violin, (DVD available on VMA Records). He’s executed public art installations at One New York Plaza in New York City and at Century House Historical Society in Rosendale, NY. In 2009, he received a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and he has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, I-Park, Millay Colony and Art Omi. John Martin Gallery, London, UK. Ryan Lee Gallery, New York City. Koplin Del Rio, Seattle, WA
My paintings emerge from a liminal state, placing form next to form. My studio overflows with musty textbooks, player piano scrolls, antique maps and diagrams from which I cull imagery. The meaning of my art is in your mind. I’m equally an observer as the pieces come together and the worlds develop. After generating fields of visual detritus, I bury and excavate, wandering between flesh, fog, feather, metal, glass, bone, water, flower, rock. My work is an examination and an escape. A joyful apocalypse.