TOMORY DODGE

Dodge’s dynamic paintings depict irregular shapes and clashing planes. The artist's process explores concepts of transition by continuously building, destroying and transforming layers of thick oil paint with fluid brushstrokes. Dodge’s paintings are constantly in flux, coalescing into compositions of organized chaos that challenge viewers to reflect on the process and meaning of picture-making.

BIO:

Tomory Dodge was born in Denver, Colorado in 1974. The artist received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island in 1998, and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California in 2004. The artist also completed the Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program in Rome, Italy in 1997.

Solo exhibitions of Dodge’s work have taken place at: Philip Martin Gallery in Los Angeles, California; Miles McEnery Gallery in New York City; Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, California (2018); Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, California (2018); CRG Gallery in New York City (2017, 2014, 2011); Inman Gallery in Houston, Texas (2017); ACME. in Los Angeles, California (2015, 2013, 2012); Alison Jacques in London, England (2014, 2010); and Monica De Cardenas Galleria in Zuoz, Switzerland (2012).

Group exhibitions that have shown Dodge’s work include: Do You Think it Needs a Cloud at Miles McEnery Gallery in New York City; The Vista at Durden and Ray in Los Angeles, California; Yin / Yang at O-O L A in Los Angeles, California; Belief in Giants at Miles McEnery Gallery in New York City; Color & Pattern at Pivot Art + Culture in Seattle, Washington; Stranger Than Paradise at Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, Rhode Island; Tom Friedman (+ The Birthday Show) at 1969 Gallery in New York City; Passage at ACME. in Los Angeles, California; I’ll Not Be In Your Damn Ledger at CRG Gallery in New York City; Grafforists at Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, California; Cult of Color at Circuit 12 in Dallas, TX; Lost in a Sea of Red at The Pit in Glendale, California; One Foot on the Ground at James Harris Gallery in Seattle, Washington; Mona at 68 Projects in Berlin, Germany; Remains at Durden and Ray in Los Angeles, California; An Appetite for Painting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark; NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today at the Pizzuti Collection in Columbus, Ohio; An Appetite for Painting at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, Norway; Painters’ Painters at the Saatchi Gallery in London, United Kingdom; INCOGNITO 10 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Santa Monica, California; 20 Years of ACME. at ACME. in Los Angeles, California; Odd Harmonics at Judith Charles Gallery in New York City; Tomory Dodge & Denyse Thomasos: Directions to a Dirty Place at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Pulp2 at Beta Pictoris Gallery, Maus Contemporary in Birmingham, Alabama; To Live and Paint in LA at the Torrance Art Museum in Torrance, California; and Chasm of the Supernova at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock in Los Angeles, California.

Dodge’s work is included in the permanent collections of: the Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley, California; Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; the Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville, Tennessee; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas; the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California; the Orlando Museum of Art in Orlando, Florida; the RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California; the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; Weatherspoon Art Gallery in Greensboro, North Carolina; and the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.

Dodge lives and works in Los Angeles, California.