Dominic Ambrose was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Besides NYC, he has lived in various countries over the years and pursued his artwork under different conditions. In the 1990s he lived in Romania for three years, which resulted in a large body of work depicting people throughout that country, as well as a novel focused on LGBT themes. He has also photographed extensively in Uzbekistan, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere.
During the 1990s, he developed a technique of studio coloring, using toners and portrait studio oil paints. In recent years he has transferred that skill to digital coloring techniques. The photographs offered here are black and white photographs which have been hand colored, using a mixture of artisanal and digital tools. He prefers this to standard forms of color photography because this technique makes color a dynamic part of the artist’s tools, not only a transmitter of fact but also an interpreter of emotional involvement.
Romanian Cultural Center in New York City
Ashawagh Hall in Easthampton, New York
Spiral Flight Gallery in Washington, D.C.
His work has been displayed at:
La Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales in Santo Domingo, D.R.,
Gallerie du Fleuve, Paris, France.
and in various group shows throughout the NYC area.
NOVELS (from Ferrandina Press):
Nickel Fare (2012)
The Shriek and the Rattle of Trains (2013)
N2 Uzbekistan (2014)
"Her Georgian Treasure," QUILL AND INK, Aug., 07
"A Little Trick Manette Taught Him," VAN GOGH'S EAR 7, Supernatural Issue, edited by Felice Picano, 2010
"Three Guys Diner," STANDARDS online magazine vol. viii no. 2
“Weeksville Black and White,” 2013 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize Finalist
“The Darkness Within” (in translation: “Du fond de l’obscurité) INVERSES, no. 10
Editor, Making Rain, a memoir of drag, big hair and covens. (2015)