Timeline

1974
Born in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada
1998
BFA, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada
2001
Talent Scholarship, Graduate Programme in Visual Arts, York University, Toronto
2003
MFA, York University, Toronto, Ontario
2004
Toronto Arts Council Creation Grant
2004
Canada Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Creation/Production Grant
2006
Ontario Arts Council Emerging Visual Artist Grant
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Exhibitions

2013
True North, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2013
Ghosts of You and Me, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2013
True North, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2012
I’m an Adult Now, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2012
Unexpected Beauty, Galeria Bianca, Palermo, Italy (solo)
2012
I’m an Adult Now, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2012
Unexpected Beauty, Galeria Bianca, Palermo, Italy
2012
60 Painters, Humber College School of Arts and Media, Ontario, Canada
2012
Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, New Acquisitions and Prints, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2012
The Tree: Form and Substance, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario, Canada
2012
Idealizing the Imaginary: Illusion and Invention in Contemporary Painting, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI
2011
For Lori, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2011
Nocturne, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (solo)
2011
Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, NJ
2011
Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY
2011
OPEN, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
2010
TIAF (Toronto International Art Fair), Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (solo)
2010
New Material, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY(solo)
2010
Reflexive Self, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Natural Renditions, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
2010
1991, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2010
Kim Dorland, Mark Moore Gallery, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York (solo)
2010
Extreme Painting, Galerie Division, Montreal
2009
Canadian Content, Skew Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (solo)
2009
Kim Dorland, Bonelli ArteContemporanea, Mantova, Italy (solo)
2009
Super! Natural!, Freight + Volume, New York, NY (solo)
2009
Kim Dorland, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2009
Her, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Québec (solo)
2009
Holy Destruction, Galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris (catalogue)
2009
SUBSTANTIAL RESOURCES, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON
2009
Home, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
2009
Giving Face: Portraits for a New Generation, curated by Stephen Heighton, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York
2008
Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
2008
4 Portraits and a Landscape, Angell Gallery, Toronto (solo)
2008
North, Freight + Volume, New York, NY (catalogue) (solo)
2008
New Work, Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery (solo)
2008
People, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York
2007
Rear/View, Freight + Volume, New York, curated by Eric Shiner
2007
Notions of Wilderness, curated by Catherine Forster, kasia kay art projects, Chicago, IL
2007
Oil Spill: New Paintings in Ontario, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2007
Summer Group Show, Bonelli Contemporary, Chinatown, Los Angeles
2007
Red Dot Art Fair New York, represented by kasia kay art projects, Chicago IL
2007
Somewhere in the Neighborhood, Bonelli Contemporary, Chinatown, Los Angeles (solo)
2007
About a Girl, Angell Gallery, Toronto (solo)
2007
Over the Fence, SKEW Gallery, Calgary (solo)
2007
Kim Dorland, Centro Culturale Cascina Grande, Rozzano, Italy, curated by Maria Chiara Valacchi (solo)
2007
Out Behind the Shed, Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
2007
RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto; Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Université de Moncton; MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Emily Carr Institute Art + Design, Vancouver
2007
Gary Goldstein, Jenny Dubnau, Kim Dorland and Sally Heller, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
2006
The Edge of Town, Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2006
Harvey Levine Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
2006
Kim Dorland, Angell Gallery Toronto, Canada (solo)
2006
Into the Woods, Contemporaneamente, Milan, Italy (catalogue) (solo)
2006
RBC Canadian Painting Competition Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ont.; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal; Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.
2006
Scope Miami, represented by kasia kay art projects, Chicago IL
2006
Summer Gallery Exhibition, Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006
3 Painters, Howard House, Seattle
2006
The Daily Constitutional, Kim Dorland, Bruce Wilhelm, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2006
Impression/Ism: Contemporary Impressions, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California
2006
artLA, ~scope New York (featured artist)
2005
~scope Miami (featured artist), ~scope New York
2005
You don’t want to miss that shit: Contemporary painters at the Gladstone Hotel, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
2005
Blame Canada, Harvey Levine Gallery, Los Angeles
2005
Kim Dorland, SKEW Gallery, Calgary, Alberta (solo)
2005
doubletake, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2004
Paintings of Desire, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2004
Hunting Scene, Fly Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2004
Best of BUS: Volume 1, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2004
Little Stabs at Happiness, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto
2004
~scope Miami, Toronto International Art Fair
2003
Toronto International Art Fair
2003
If I Ruled The World, Red Head Gallery, Toronto (catalogue)
2003
Keep Six, Kitchener, Ontario (catalogue)
2003
Deathfuck, Art System Gallery, Toronto
2003
New Friends, 1080BUS Gallery Toronto
2003
Overload, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2002
exquisitenorth, Luft Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2002
Sun Of The Golden West, 1080BUS Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2001
It Looks Like Art, West Wing Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)

Public Collections

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB Canada

Literature

2013
Milroy, Sarah. Is that the forest pressing in, or the Group of Seven? The Globe and Mail, April 27, 2013
2013
Kim Dorland, Painter, Studio Beat, April, 2013
2013
Powis, Tim. Beautiful Stuff, Canadian Art Magazine, Spring, 2013
2013
Mendelsohn, John. New Acquisitions and Prints from the Kaminsky Family Foundation: Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey, dArt International, Fall/Winter 2013
2012
Rhodes, Richard. Kim Dorland, Canadian Art, December, 2012
2012
Darke, Colin. Dick Goody brings the Goods — Review: Idealizing the Imagery: Illusion and Invention in Contemporary Painting, Artsibs.com, June 27, 2012
2012
Rhodes, Richard. Kim Dorland, Canadian Art, December, 2012
2012
Darke, Colin. Dick Goody brings the Goods — Review: Idealizing the Imagery: Illusion and Invention in Contemporary Painting, Artsibs.com, June 27, 2012
2012
Kim Dorland Interview, VisualMemphis.com, April 12, 2012
2012
Smoking White Hot: Mana Flames the Art Fire, Culture Catch, March 13, 2012
2012
Leong, Melissa. Fresh and For Sale: Contemporary Art Auction Focusses on Art from 1980 to now, National Post, March 6, 2012
2012
Whyte, Murray. "60 Painters" Shows off Toronto's Dynamic Artists, ArtistToronto.com, May 25, 2012
2012
Campbell, James D. Kim Dorland, Galerie Division, Magenta Magazine, February 8, 2012
2012
Hodges, Michael H. Bright Show Sure Cure for Winter Blahs, The Detroit News, January 19, 2012
2011
Zevitas, Steven. 10 Must-See Painting Shows In The US: Summer Heat Edition, Huffington Post, July 18, 2011
2011
Morgan, Saretta. Art Review: Kim Dorland For Lori, NY Arts Magazine, July 21, 2011
2011
Raw and Unapologetic: Kim Dorland's Portraits of Wife Lori at Mike Weiss Gallery, artdaily.org, July 22, 2011
2011
Meier, Allison. Painting Through Your Obsession About Love, Hyperallergic.com, August 23, 2011
2011
Valdez, Aldrin. Love Letter in Paint, ArtSlant, August 24, 2011
2011
Indrisek, Scott. Kim Dorland: Painting With Guts, Modern Painters, August 24, 2011
2011
Angel, Sara. Kim Dorland: Nocturne, EYE WEEKLY, February 2, 2011
2011
Hansen, Michael. Interview: Kim Dorland, ArtSync, January 28, 2011
2011
Jager, David. Spooky Dorland, New Paintings Go to the Darker Side, NOW Magazine, January 27, 2011
2011
Vaughan, R.M. Too Toronto-centric? I have no problem with that, The Globe and Mail, January
2011
Montreal, Paint The Painting Blog, November 18, 2011
2011
Diaz-Berrio, Natalia Lara, Breaking All the Rules, The LINK, November 8, 2011
2011
View Kim Dorland, Canadian Art, Fall 2011
2011
Pohl, John. Oil shows beauty, destruction of 'manufactured Environment’, The Montreal Gazette, October 15, 2011
2011
Indrisek, Scott. Kim Dorland: Painting With Guts, Modern Painters, August 24, 2011
2011
Valdez, Aldrin. Love Letter in Paint, ArtSlant, August 24, 2011
2011
Meier, Allison. Painting Through Your Obsession About Love, Hyperallergic.com, August 23, 2011
2011
Raw and Unapologetic: Kim Dorland's Portraits of Wife Lori at Mike Weiss Gallery, artdaily.org, July 22, 2011
2011
Morgan, Saretta. Art Review: Kim Dorland For Lori, NY Arts Magazine, July 21, 2011
2010
Intini, John. That’s a bit extreme, isn’t it?, Maclean’s, August 12
2010
Pagel, David. Art Review: Kim Dorland at Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles Times, March 26, 2010
2010
Vilas, Amber; Russeth, Andrew. Scope Comes on Strong, ARTINFO, March 8, 2010
2010
Hegert, Natalie. Shack in the Woods, ArtSlant, November 14, 2010
2010
Bahrenburg, Genevieve. Taxidermy Woodland Animals Dipped in Paint and Sprinkled in Glitter? Yes, See This Exhibit, ELLE, November 4, 2010
2009
Enright, Robert. Paint-Wrangler (An interview with Kim Dorland in two parts), Kim Dorland (catalogue), Bonelli ArteContemporanea
2009
Rosen, Aaron. Bruised Beauty, paintings by Kim Dorland, Canadian Art Scene, June 20, 2009
2009
Smith, Roberta. Art in Review: Kim Dorland, Super! Natural, The New York Times, June 19, 2009
2009
Rosen, Aaron. Beauty, Phooey, Artnet Magazine, June 2009
2009
Lee, Sasha. Interview: Kim Dorland, Beautiful/Decay, June 8, 2009
2009
Redfern, Christine. Artist uses big, gooey globe, The Gazette
2009
Catchlove, Lucinda. Apocalyptic Love, Zink, Spring
2009
Beem, Edgar Allen. Home at Westport Arts Center, Yankee Magazine
2009
Sudarsky, Noah Marcel. GIVING FACE: Portraits for a New Generation @ NicholasRobinson Gallery, Whitehot Magazine
2008
Milroy, Sarah. Curatorial celebrations? Try inventor stockpiles, The Globe and Mail,November
2008
Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, Magenta Publishing for the Arts Toronto
2008
Dault, Gary Michael. Gallery Going, The Globe and Ma
2008
2870 Grams of Art, M19, Paris
2008
Kim Dorland, NY Arts, May-June 2008
2008
Kalm, James. Kim Dorland North, The Brooklyn Rail, May 2008
2008
Kim Dorland: The Idea of North (exhibition catalogue), Freight + Volume, New York, NY
2008
Doucette, Valerie. Oil Spill: New Painting in Ontario, Border Crossings Issue No. 104
2007
Myers, Holly. Trailblazing Chinatown gallery scene keeps up with city's pace, Los Angeles Times
2007
Gray, Emma. Emma Gray’s top 10 shows in Los Angeles this month, Saatchi Online Daily Magazine
2007
Goddard, Peter. Warning: Wet Paint, Toronto Star
2007
Berry, Melissa. Where the grass is greener, FFWD
2006
Dault, Gary Michael. Pigments of the imagination, The Globe and Mail
2006
Jager, David. Group Hug at Angell, Now
2006
McVeigh, Jennifer. RBC Showcases Canadian Talent, Calgary Herald
2006
Best of Toronto, Now
2006
Jager, David. Dorland's Styles Collide, Now
2006
Dault, Gary Michael. Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail
2006
Hackett, Regina. Galleries explore a new world of landscapes, Post Intelligencer
2006
Brevi, Manuela. Into the Woods (exhibition catalogue), Contemporaneamente
2005
Dault, Gary Michael. Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail
2005
Dault, Julia. Our group of seven, National Post
2005
Willard, Christopher. Losers and Winners: Kim Dorland homes in Generation Y, Calgary Herald
2005
Dault, Gary Michael. Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail
2005
Goddard, Peter. Hot fantasies, heroes, a hotel and much more, The Toronto Star
2004
Dault, Julia. Desire, and a slice of colour, National Post
2003
Osborne, Catherine. Show buoyed by feverish optimism, National Post