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Don Doe
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Crown Heights

ARTIST STATEMENT: Adopting and elaborating upon stylistic repertoires drawn from the history of figure painting, I strive to make formal and thematic parallels between art history and the iconography associated with various contemporary subcultures including their modes of dissemination such as pulp fiction, instagram and image shrines on personal websites. i am interested in how contemporary society unconsciously echoes specific manners of appearance that have been explored by historical movements or schools of fashion. Seen in this light, the resemblance between the big hair, huge belt buckels with bursting busoms in some of my series and the tresses of Pre-Raphaelite heroines is not fortuitous. Central to the work is the soursing of images from the web, vintage magazines, flea market photo bins and discarded books. In my paintings, sculptures, and works on paper framed in wall compilations, these sources function generatively as they are combined and recycled across my works. By showing aspects of popular culture anachronistically, i hope to expose the false hierarchy of high and low art and prompt us to consider the differences between the cultural industries and the art world. My subjects don't always have great universal appeal, but over time, people don't have to relate to subject matter. They relate to you creating a world that is somehow distinguishable to them. For example they may not be into images of female Pirates in suburban settings, but they can see that this artist is into it.

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American, b. 1963 Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
1987 MFA, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
1980- 1983 Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland
1981 Yale at Norfolk School for Music and Art
2012 Tossed Overboard, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY NY 2008
New Mothers, Mireille Mosler Ltd., NY
2007 Shaped by the Sea, Mireille Mosler Ltd, New York
2006 Heroines & Hellions, curated by Andrea Inslmann, Cornell Univ. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
New Work, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago
2005 The Sea Is Deep, Oliver Kamm Gallery, NY NY
2004 New Paintings, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago 2003 Recent Paintings, Oliver Kamm Gallery, NY NY
2001 Scopophilia, Bellwether Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
The Meaning of Life, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
20th Anniversary, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn NY
 Pinups & Portraits, IKON contemporary Ltd., Santa Monica CA

Unhinged, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn NY
The Armory Show, Mireille Mosler, Ltd
 Gallery artists, Morgan Lehman gallery NYC
PULSE NYC, Morgan Lehman gallery NYC
2011 Kompass-Zeichnungen aus dem MOMA New York, The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
PULSE NYC, Morgan Lehman Gallery
2010 Opening Ceremony, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY, NY
Permanent Trouble (Herbert Kopp Collection), Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg,Germany(catalog)
Reclining Nudes, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Bodies Unbound:The Classical and Grotesque. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithica, NY
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, MOMA, NY(catalog)
Group Drawing Room (the Bakery), Annet Gelink Gallerie, Amsterdam
The Drawing Room, Mireille Mosler Ltd., NY
2009 RE: figure, a Contemporary Look at Figurative Representation in Art, curated by Cole Robertson, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago Il
Tease ,Mireille Mosler Ltd., NY
Garish, Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

It’s Gouache & Gouache Only, Jeff Bailey Gallery,NewYork
Paper Love, Dan Devoning Projects, Chicago IL
Memento Mori, Mireille Mosler Ltd, New York
Bricks in the Hood, Oliver Kamm/5be gallery, New York
The 2005Armory Show, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery
Superfat, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn
Radical Vaudeville, Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Reconfigure, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The2004 Armory Show, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery
Is One Thing Better Than Another?, Galerie AurelScheibler,Cologne,
So Sweet, curated; Christian Chapelle, The Leisure Club Mogadihnsni, Copenhagen
Conceptual Realism, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Colored Pencil, Kerry Schuss Gallery, NY NY
Articles and Waves, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2003 Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery, New York
2002 Pirate Booty; Project Room, Bellwether Gallery,Williamsburg
New Figurists, RedDOT Gallery, New York
End of the Rainbow, Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Luscious Too, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
New Drawing Acquisitions, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago
2001 Summer Show, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York
2000 Modern Madness, The New Yorker Gallery, Conde Nast
Super Duper New York, Pierogi 2000 Gallery, Williamsburg, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Summer Slam, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York
Ten From Brooklyn, Second Street Gallery Charlottesville,VA
Drawing to an End, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York Current/Undercurrent; Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art,

1992 Ludwig Vogelstien Foundation Grant
1991 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1987 Nancy Graves Traveling fellowship in Sculpture Yale School of Art
1986- 1987 National Graduate Fellow, Yale University
1985 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH

Don Doe
2015 Heather Joy Morgan, web interview, @Cheap and Plastic .com
2014 Pierogi Gallery, flatfile web interview with jen Hitchings
Andrea Madesta, Permanent Trouble; Sammlung Kopp collection, catalog essay, Snoeck, Koln Germany, 2010.
Birgit Sonna, The Collector, The Punk and His Dwarf,,March 23 2010,
Shaw, Keith. “Some Are Revealing And Some Only Bare” The Berkshire Eagle, August 26,2007
David Cohen, Naughty but Nice,, The New York Sun, April 26, 2007.
David Cohen, the Joy of Coyness, the New York Sun, July 12 2007.
Andrea Inselmann, Dangerous Waters, catalog& essay, Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca NY 2007.
Zoltak, Benjamin, “Can of Culture,” Red Streak, Chicago, February12
Workman, Michael, “Girl Trouble,” New City, January 29.
Rosenfeld, Kathryn, “Painterly Pin-ups, Ironic Idiom,” Chicago Journal,Metropolis Section, Thursday, January 29.
Johnson, Ken, “Art in Review,” The New York Times, March 14.2003

Harald Fricke, At the Center of the Periphery, Deutsche Bank; DB Artmag:
Robinowitz, Karen, “Art Transplant”, New York Post, Living Section, Sunday 9/29/02 . 2001
Robinson, Walter,”Miami Sun”, Artnet Magazine,, Dec.19 2002

The New Yorker Magazine, May 6. pg. 14. 1999
American Illustration Annual, Vol. No. 19 & 18 1999
Kostabi, Mark, “Don Doe,” Shout Magazine, September.
Chambers, “September Picks,” NY Arts, September.
Levin, Kim, “Barry Bartlett/Don Doe,” The Village Voice, October 13. 1997
Chapman, “Exotica, Subterfuge, Cutting to the Quick,” Waterfront
Week, Vol.7.5, March 3-13.


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