Josh Dorman (b. 1966)

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About

Josh Dorman

Josh Dorman

Baltimore, Maryland - b. 1966

Lives and works in New York City

Dorman creates extraordinary visions from corruptions of nineteenth century maps and book engravings. The interplay between the collaged images, which lie upon delicate painted areas, in turn embedded into the surface of old maps form complete compositions of continuous fascination. The skill and success of Dorman’s work is encased in the multi-layers and traces which effortlessly form both new topographic surfaces, and personal landscapes, illustrating a new, beguiling world.

Josh Dorman was born in Baltimore in 1966. He studied at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs before completing his MFA at Queen’s College, Flushing, New York. Recent solo exhibitions have included Ryan Lee, New York and Koplin Del Rio, Los Angeles, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles. His work is included in the collections of the Minneapolis Academy of Art Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art and The Naples Museum. He recently created seven short animations for a DVD collaboration entitled The Violin with composer Anna Clyne. His shows have been reviewed in Art Forum, ArtNews, The New York Times, Art in America, The Paris Review and Numero Cinq.

 

Dorman offers us what he can of his own charged reality, and in doing so reawakens us to ours; he offers us a shared visual field – a shared illogic – that maunders like the mind, that honours its own eccentric questings, its pointless cataloguings, its rampant, fecund combinings….

“Dorman’s work is unapologetically imagistic, even as it strips its images of significance; it is full of beauty, even as it cuts, pastes, and bullies beautiful representations into absurd, obsolete, anachronistic relations.

—​Nam Le, Lost Divers catalog essay

Archive

<i>Josh Dorman – Lessons in Pink</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 12 x 12 ins, (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Shatterbird</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 18 x 18 ins, (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Mountain, Holy Ground</i> 2018 Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 18 x 18 ins, (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Mountain, Cardinal</i> 2018 Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 18 x 18 ins, (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Patience</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 24 x 20 ins, (61 x 51 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – What We Lost</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 24 x 20 ins, (61 x 51 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Liquid Elephants</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 12 x 12 ins, (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Brine Pool</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 24 x 20 ins, (61 x 50.8 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Dazzle Ship</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 18 x 18 ins, (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Butterfly Cove</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 24 x 20 ins, (61 x 51 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Nineveh</i> 2018 Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 30 x 24 ins, (76 x 61 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Empty Promised Land</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 24 x 30 ins, (61 x 76 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Brink</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 30 x 24 ins, (76 x 61 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Verge</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 48 x 48 ins, (122 x 122 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Night Visions</i> 2018 Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 38 x 48 ins, (96.5 x 122 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Scarlet Fever Dream</i> 2018 Mixed media & resin on panel 38 x 48 ins, (96.5 x 122 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Ancient Site</i> 2018 Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 48 x 38 ins, (122 x 96.5 cm)
<i>Josh Dorman – Age of Ice</i> 2018 Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 48 x 38 ins, (122 x 97 cm)
<i>Interior IV, Locksmith</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 30 x 24 ins, (76.20 x 60.96 cms)
<i>Violet Island</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 18 x 18 ins, (45.72 x 45.72 cms)
<i>Crazy Traffic, Again</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 36 x 34 ins, (91.44 x 86.36 cms)
<i>Strata</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 33 x 21 ins, (83.82 x 53.34 cms)
<i>Shipwreck</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 26 x 26 ins, (66.04 x 66.04 cms)
<i>Flying Machine</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 18 x 27 ins, (45.72 x 68.58 cms)
<i>Book of Hours</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 56 x 98 ins, (142.24 x 248.92 cms)
<i>Nocturne, Coastal</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 18 x 18 ins, (45.72 x 45.72 cms)
<i>London Bridge</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 24 x 18 ins, (60.96 x 45.72 cms)
<i>Interior I, Hedgehog Manager</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 24 x 30 ins, (60.96 x 76.20 cms)
<i>Of Laughter and Forgetting</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 18 x 18 ins, (45.72 x 45.72 cms)
<i>Believe You Me</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 18 x 18 ins, (45.72 x 45.72 cms)
<i>Of an Inky Night</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 18 x 18 ins, (45.72 x 45.72 cms)
<i>String Theory</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 21 x 33 ins, (53.34 x 83.82 cms)
<i>Serpent’s Song</i> Ink, Acrylic, Antique Paper on Panel 26 x 26 ins, (66.04 x 66.04 cms)

Biography

Education

BA, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
MFA, Queens College, Flushing, NY

Exhibitions

2015 Hypnagogia, John Martin Gallery, London
2012 The Naming of Things, John Martin Gallery, London
2012 The Missing Pages of the Sea, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA
2011 Lost Divers, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
2010 George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009 New Paintings, Mary Ryan Gallery , New York, NY
2008 George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles
Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT
George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA
Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY (also included in the Armory show ’05, ’06)
Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Cal State, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA Lost TravelsLake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY
Galerie Francoise, Baltimore, MD
2004 CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY, selected by Paul Auster
2003 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
St. George’s School, Hunter Gallery, Newport, RI
2002 Quincy University Gallery, Quincy, Il. New Works on Old Paper
Doma, New York, NY
2001 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
Wolf Group, New York, NY
2000 Allen Sheppard Gallery, Piermont, NY
1999 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY; The Daily Works: 365 MiniaturesGalerie Gora, Montreal, Quebec
1997 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Galerie Francoise, Baltimore, MD. two-person show with Joan Snyder
1995 Baltimore City Hall, Baltimore, MD. two-person show with Mary Flinn
1995 Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1995 Gallery M, Baltimore, MD

 

Group Exhibitions

2011 Alumni Invitiational, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
ART ATHINA, John Martin Gallery, Greece
2011 Arte Fiera, John Martin Gallery, Bologna, Italy
2010 Cabinet, John Martin Gallery, London
ART ATHINA, John Martin Gallery, Greece
Katonah Museum of Art Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art, Katonah, NY
2009 Christopher Henry Gallery The Map As Art, New York, NY
Under Minerva Gallery Quixotic Beast, New York, NY
2008 Hebrew Union College Museum, New York, NY
Pavel Zoubok Gallery 1968/2008: The Culture of Collage, New York, NY
Penn State University Palmer Museum
The Educational Allicance Art School , New York, NY
2007 The Drawing Center benefit auction , New York, NY
Lehman College Gallery, Bits and Pieces: The Collage Impulse, Bronx, NY
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Skidmore College, Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

Publications

Films

Josh Dorman | Reliquary

Photos