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Kim Dorland è nato nel 1974 a Waiwright, Alberta, Canada. Vive e lavora a Toronto, Canada.

Kim Dorland was born 1974, Wainwright, Alberta, Canada. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Istruzione | Education


MFA, Università di York, Toronto - Canada


BFA, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver – Canada

Principali Mostre Personali | Main Solo Shows


Kim Dorland, Homecaming, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

I Hate Poetry but I love TV, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


You are Here: Kim Dorland and the Return to Painting, McMichael Cana­dian Art Col­lec­tion, Klein­berg, ON

Ghosts of You and Me, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY


I’m an Adult Now, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Unex­pected Beauty, Gal­le­ria Bianca, Palermo, Italy


Enter, Light, gallery Division, Montrèal, Quebec, Canada

For Lory, Mike Weiss gallery, New York

Nocturne, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


Kim Dorland 1991, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California

New Material, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY


Kim Dorland, Bonelli ArteContemporanea, Mantova, Italia

Super! Natural!, Freight + Volume, New York – U.S.A.

Canadian Content, Skew gallery, Toronto

Kim Dorland, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA – U.S.A.


4 Portraits and a Landscape, Angell Gallery, Toronto – Canada

North, Freight + Volume, New York – U.S.A.


Somewhere in the Neighborhood, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles – U.S.A.

About a Girl, Angell Gallery, Toronto - Canada

Over the Fence, Skew Gallery, Calgary - Canada

Kim Dorland, Centro Culturale Cascina Grande, Rozzano, Italia (curata da Maria Chiara Valacchi)


The Edge of Town, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago – U.S.A.

Kim Dorland, Angell Gallery Toronto - Canada

Into the Woods, Contemporaneamente, Milano, Italia

Kim Dorland, SKEW Gallery, Calgary, Alberta - Canada

doubletake, Angell Gallery, Toronto - Canada


Paintings of Desire, Angell Gallery, Toronto - Canada


Overload, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto - Canada


exquisitenorth, Luft Gallery, Toronto - Canada

Sun Of The Golden West, 1080BUS Gallery, Toronto - Canada


It Looks Like Art, West Wing Gallery, Toronto – Canada

Principali Mostre Collettive | Main Group Shows


Pea­head, Franklin Par­rasch Gallery, New York, NY

Tragedy Plus Time, Dun­lop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

I <3 Paint (curated by Kim Dor­land), Angell Gallery, Toronto

Land­scape, Megumi Ogita Gallery Show­case, Tokyo


More Than Two (Let It Make Itself), The Power Plant Con­tem­porary Art Gallery Toronto, Ontario

The Paint­ing Project, Galerie de l’UQAM, Mon­treal, Quebec­

True North, Har­bourfront Cen­tre, Toronto, Ontario


It Hap­pened in the Woods, Hans Alf Gallery, Copen­hagen, Denmark

Oppenheimer@20, Ner­man Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Kansas City, KS

60 Painters, Hum­ber Arts and Media Stu­dios, Hum­ber Col­lege, Toronto, Ontario

Eileen S. Kamin­sky Fam­ily Foun­da­tion New Acqui­si­tions and Prints, Mana Con­tem­po­rary, Jer­sey City, NJ

The Tree: Form and Sub­stance, McMichael Cana­dian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario

Ide­al­iz­ing the Imag­i­nary: Illu­sion and Inven­tion in Con­tem­po­rary, Paint­ing, Oak­land Uni­ver­sity Art Gallery, Rochester, MI


Oye Chica!, The Mis­sion Projects, Chicago, Il

Eileen S. Kamin­sky Fam­ily Foun­da­tion, Jer­sey City, NJ

Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY

Storyboard, BonelliLAB, Canneto Sull’Oglio, Mantova

OPEN, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, California


Natural Renditions, Marlborough Chelsea, New York

T.R.I.P. to Heaven, a cura di Maria Chiara Valacchi, Istituto degli Innocenti, Firenze

EXTRAEXTRALARGE, Central Point, Superstudio Più, a cura di Alberto Zanchetta, conTEMPORARYart, Milano

About Nature. Forme in divenire, Civica Pinacoteca di Follonica (GR)

Woodrooms, Spazio Cabinet, Milano

Reflexive Self, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York

Peinture Extreme, Gallerie Division, Westmount, Canada


Home, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT – U.S.A.

Giving Face: Portraits for a New Generation, curata da Stephen Heighton, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York – U.S.A.

Holy Destruction, Galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris (Catalogue)

SUBSTANTIAL RESOURCES, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario

Home, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT


Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto – Canada

People, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York – U.S.A.


Rear/View, curata da Eric Shiner, Freight + Volume, New York – U.S.A.

Out Behind the Shed, Richard A. e Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA – U.S.A.

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, Ont.; Winnipeg Art Gallery; Emily Carr Institute Art + Design, Vancouver – Canada

Gary Goldstein, Jenny Dubnau, Kim Dorland e Sally Heller, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York – U.S.A.

Oil Spill: New Paintings in Ontario, SAW Gallery, Ottawa – Canada

Summer Group Show, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles – U.S.A.

Notions of Wilderness, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago – U.S.A.


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 - Canada

3 Painters, Howard House, Seattle – U.S.A.

The Daily Constitutional, Kim Dorland, Bruce Wilhelm, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia – U.S.A.

Impression/Ism: Contemporary Impressions, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California – U.S.A.


You don’t want to miss that shit: Contemporary painters at the Gladstone Hotel (curate da Katharine Mulherin), Gladstone Hotel, Toronto - Canada

Blame Canada, Harvey Levine Gallery, Los Angeles – U.S.A.


Best of BUS: Volume 1, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto - Canada

Little Stabs at Happiness, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto - Canada

Bibliografia | Bibliography

Edgar Allen Beem, “Home at Westport Arts Center,” Yankee Magazine, marzo 31, 2009.

Noah Marcel Sudarsky, “GIVING FACE: Portraits for a New Generation @ Nicholas Robinson Gallery,” whitehot Magazine, marzo 2009.

Sarah Milroy, “Curatorial celebrations? Try inventor stockpiles,” The Globe and Mail, novembre 22, 2008.

Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting, Magenta Publishing for the Arts, Toronto.

Gary Michael Dault, "Gallery Going," The Globe and Mail, settembre 13, 2008.

2870 Grams of Art, M19, Paris.

Kim Dorland, NY Arts, maggio-giugno 2008

James Kalm, Kim Dorland North, The Brooklyn Rail, maggio 2008

"Kim Dorland: The Idea of North" (exhibition catalogue), Freight + Volume, New York

Valerie Doucette, "Oil Spill: New Painting in Ontario," Border Crossings, Issue No. 104

Holly Myers, “Trailblazing Chinatown gallery scene keeps up with city's pace,” Los Angeles Times, novembre 11, 2007.

Gary Michael Dault, “Pigments of the imagination,” The Globe and Mail, novembre 10, 2007.

Emma Gray, “Emma Gray’s top 10 shows in Los Angeles this month,” Saatchi Online Daily Magazine, novembre 3, 2007.

Peter Goddard, “Warning: Wet Paint,” Toronto Star, ottobre 18, 2007.

Melissa Berry, 'Where the grass is greener," FFWD, settembre 20, 2007

Nancy Tousley, "Brush strokes expose angst of everyday suburbia," Calgary Herald, settembre 14, 2007

Rhiannon Vogl, "Group of Seven," Ottawa XPress, agosto 9, 2007

David Jager, "Group Hug at Angell," Now, dicembre 7, 2006.

Jennifer McVeigh, "RBC Showcases Canadian Talent," Calgary Herald, novembre 5, 2006.

Best of Toronto, Now, ottobre 26, 2006.

David Jager, "Dorland's Styles Collide," Now, settembre 21, 2006.

Gary Michael Dault, "Gallery Going," The Globe and Mail, settembre 15, 2006.

Regina Hackett, Galleries explore a new world of landscapes, Seattle Post Intelligencer, giugno 9, 2006.

Manuela Brevi, Into the Woods, Contemporaneamente, Milano, Italy.

Gary Michael Dault, “Gallery Going,” The Globe and Mail, dicembre 31, 2005

Julia Dault, “Our group of seven,” National Post, dicembre 8, 2005

Christopher Willard, “Losers and Winners: Kim Dorland homes in on Generation Y,” Calgary Herald, novembre 5, 2005.

Gary Michael Dault, “Gallery Going,” The Globe and Mail, febbraio 26, 2005.

Peter Goddard, “Hot fantasies, heroes, a hotel and much more,” The Toronto Star, febbraio 12, 2005.

Julia Dault, “Desire, and a slice of colour,” National Post, marzo 25, 2004.

Catherine Osborne, “Show buoyed by feverish optimism,” National Post, novembre 15, 2003.

Collezioni | Collections

ALDO Group, Montreal

Bank of Montreal

Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas

The Glenbow Museum, Calgary

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal

The Neumann Family Collection, New York

Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

Royal Bank of Canada

The Sander Collection, Berlin