Kim Dorland

Mystery Lake

Oil on burlap

30” x 24”

Courtesy of the artist


About the Artist

Kim Dorland rose to the forefront of the Canadian contemporary art scene in the 2000s with his sculptural approach to impasto. Layering large amounts of paint that sometimes needs to be anchored in place, Dorland produces landscape and portrait paintings that revisit his personal experiences. He is interested in examining the geographic, social and psychological portraits of the Canadian suburbs, the wildernesses that surround them, and the people he knows best.

The Vancouver-based artist has exhibited across Canada and internationally in Milan, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His paintings are in numerous public collections, such as the Audain Art Museum, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the Glenbow Museum (Calgary), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego). Notable private collections include Beth Rudin DeWoody (New York), Neumann Family (New York), Takashi Murakami (Japan) and the Sander Collection (Berlin). In 2018, Dorland’s paintings were featured in two solo exhibitions, one at Beers London and the other at Arsenal Contemporary in New York. He is represented in Vancouver by Equinox Gallery.