born 1974, Alberta, Canada
lives and works in Toronto, Canada
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.
Kim Dorland was born in 1974 in Wainwright (Canada). He has exhibited internationally, including shows in Milan, Montreal, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions have been presented in prestigious institutions, such as the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Canada), the Contemporary Calgary (Canada) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (USA). His work has been featured at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada); Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (Canada); Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada); Sander Collection (Germany); Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (USA); Blanton Museum of Art (USA); The Glenbow Museum in Calgary (Canada); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (USA), and can be found in many private and corporate collections.
PAINT HEAVYKim Dorland, Joseba Eskubi, Lisa Ivory May 18 - June 21, 2023Mepaintsme is pleased to present Paint Heavy, a group exhibition featuring the paintings of three international artists — Lisa Ivory (UK), Joseba Eskubi (Spain) and Kim Dorland (Canada) — whose distinct, individualistic and personal approach to painting is underscored by a visceral fascination with the materiality of paint.Read more
After DarkJanuary 18 - February 28, 2022Mepaintsme is pleased to present After Dark, an online group exhibition which features artwork by 20 international artists and an introduction by art historian and writer, Simon Grant. Inspired by the late-night creative meanderings of @mepaintsme's own studio practice, After Dark, brings together artists that share this creative space, and the thematic artworks born from it.Read more
Featured Artists: Spencer Carmona, Isabel Cavenecia, Jennifer Coates, Kim Dorland, David Dupuis, Scott Daniel Ellison, Peter Gallo, Uwe Henneken, Mary Herbert, Mark Laver, Rhys Lee, Lior Modan, Mike Ousley, Tornike Robaqidze, Aurélie Salavert, Elizabeth Shull, Casey Jex Smith, Thom Trojanowski, Robin Winters, and Shai Yehezkelli