You Are Here: Kim Dorland and the Return to Painting

About Kim Dorland

Purchase the Kim Dorland book at the McMichael e-ShopBorn in 1974 in Wainwright, Alberta, Kim Dorland pushes the boundaries of painted representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place. Drawing heavily from the Canadian landscape and his affinity for the tradition of Canadian landscape painting, the loose yet identifiable scenes are interjected with areas of heavy abstract impasto, adding to the raw, fleeting quality of his canvases. Dorland has
exhibited globally, including shows in Milan, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His work is featured in The Sander Collection (Berlin); Montréal Museum of Fine Arts; The Glenbow Museum (Calgary); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and numerous private collections. Learn more at



Image: Kim Dorland (b. 1974), You Are Here, 2013, oil and acrylic on jute over wood panel, 20 x 16 in., Courtesy of the artist




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