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Artist Tomory Dodge: Brushstrokes as Image & Finding Something to Hold Onto

Updated: Dec 5, 2020

I had such a great time talking to the LA-based painter, Tomory Dodge. Tomory is a painter's painter and I felt like I was hanging out in his studio talking about his painting process, life, and where the two overlap. From talking about how he works in his studio, to how time constraints from having kids can push your work into weird unknown places, it was a pleasure to hear about his process.

Tomory recently had a show at Phillip Martin in L.A. You can read a review of the show in the Los Angeles Times here.

Tomory Dodge (b. 1974, Denver, CO) received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2004. His work is in the collections of such museums as Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA); Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA); Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX); Knoxville Museum of Art (Knoxville, TN); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA); Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS); Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach, CA); Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, FL); RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, (San Francisco, CA); Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC); Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY); Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC); Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT). In 2018, Dodge’s work was the subject of a solo exhibition at LUX Art Institute (Encinitas, CA). His work has been included in recent solo and group exhibitions at Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, RI); Pizzuti Collection (Columbus, OH); National Museum (Oslo, Norway); Neuberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY); Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, KS); Sheldon Memorial Gallery, University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE). Dodge’s work is the subject of several monographic catalogs and has been discussed in such publications as Art Forum, Flash Art, Modern Painters, Art Review, Los Angeles Times and New York Times. Dodge lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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