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





MFA, York University, Toronto - Canada




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



Solo Exhibitions          



Kim Dorland, Bonelli ArteContemporanea, Mantova, Italy

Super! Natural!, Freight + Volume, New YorkU.S.A.

Kim Dorland, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CAU.S.A.




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

North, Freight + Volume, New YorkU.S.A.




Somewhere in the Neighborhood, Bonelli Contemporary, Los AngelesU.S.A.

About a Girl, Angell Gallery, Toronto - Canada

Over the Fence, Skew Gallery, Calgary - Canada

Kim Dorland, Centro Culturale Cascina Grande, Rozzano, Italy (curated by 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, Milan, Italy




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



Selected Group Exhibitions



EXTRAEXTRALARGE, Central Point, Superstudio Più, curated by Alberto Zanchetta, conTEMPORARYart, Milan

About Nature. Forme in divenire, Municipal Gallery in Follonica (GR)

Woodrooms, Spazio Cabinet, Milano




Home, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CTU.S.A.

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





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

People, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New YorkU.S.A.





Rear/View, curated by Eric Shiner, Freight + Volume, New YorkU.S.A.

Out Behind the Shed, A. Richard and W. Rissa, Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PAU.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 and Sally Heller, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New YorkU.S.A.

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

Summer Group Show, Bonelli Contemporary, Los AngelesU.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, VirginiaU.S.A.

Impression/Ism: Contemporary Impressions, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CaliforniaU.S.A.





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

Blame Canada, Harvey Levine Gallery, Los AngelesU.S.A.





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

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



Selected Bibliography


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

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

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

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

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

2870 Grams of Art, M19, Paris.

Kim Dorland, NY Arts, May-June 2008

James Kalm, Kim Dorland North, The Brooklyn Rail, May 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, November 11, 2007.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best of Toronto, Now, October 26, 2006.

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

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

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

Manuela Brevi, Into the Woods (exhibition catalogue), Contemporaneamente, Milan, Italy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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