Chris Dorland


Chris Dorland Untitled (data haven), 2021 Acrylic polymer, pigment, gesso, UV coating with aluminum stretcher bars on linen 172,7 x 304,8 cm


(b. 1978, USA), Lives and works in New York

Working at the intersection between painting and digital media, analogue and digital techniques, Chris Dorland explores the ways in which machine and surveillance technology records and reproduces reality through data visualisation, scanning hardware and other optical devices. The artist is interested in what ramifications can those have on human modes of perception and existence in the age of control, consumerism and technology. The artist’s paintings, digital collages and films convey a dystopian vision through distorted and glitching imagery that lands at an unresolved tension between technological utopia and post-capitalistic chaos. 

Chris Dorland’s has recently had solo exhibitions in galleries and institutions such as Lyles & King (NYC); Super Dakota (Brussels); NıCOLETTı (London); Aetopoulos (Athens); Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes (Santiago), among others. His works was included in group exhibition in institutions including Liste Art Fair Basel (Basel, 2023); PM/AM (London) NADA (Miami, 2019); Frieze NY (US 2019); Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art (Cleveland); Anonymous Gallery (Mexico DF)); New Museum/Art Production Fund (NYC);  Gasser Grunert Gallery (NYC), among others. Dorland’s work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US; Bronx Museum of Art, New York, USA; Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, USA, among others.

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