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  • Dorielle Caimi: Fleeting Epochs

    January 5–February 3, 2018

    Dorielle Caimi


    The main thrust of my paintings explores the relationship between the grace and angst that innately occupy our lives. Fusing contemporary painting techniques with classical figurative painting, I am exploring how the dualities of “positive” and “negative” influences and emotions can create ease through acknowledgement. Historically, my work has exclusively illustrated women. However, my newer work incorporates men, or the "masculine" into the exploration of how we impact, perceive, and dance with each that we may understand ourselves in a more empathetic and interdependent context. In my future work, I plan to transcend gender altogether.


    Dorielle Caimi was born in Alexandria, VA, USA in 1985, and was raised in New Mexico. She has lived in Seattle, Oakland, South Korea, and Washington D.C. She currently lives and works in Albuquerque. She completed a BFA (Summa Cum Laude) in Painting from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA in 2010 and a Master Class in Painting at the Art Students League of Denver, CO. with Jenny Morgan in 2013. Caimi’s work has been shown/featured internationally, and in publications such as PoetsArtists (cover x 2), American Art Collector, Hi-Fructose, Combustus, Juxtapoz, and Printer's Devil Review (cover). In 2015, she was awarded the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award for work that "visually responds to painting in the 21st century" juried by LACMA's Franklin Sirmans. Her works have been acquired by Miami University Permanent Art Collection, The Tullman Collection, The Kelsey Lee-Offield Collection, and The Art of Elysium Charity Auction. 



    "The female nude has long served as a traditional presentation of the female body, and has continued to provoke debate through self-aware contemporary practitioners such as John Currin. As a result of the critical gaze bestowed upon the female, women have inherited a position in the lens of popular culture that is filled with psychological and emotional struggle. Thus Caimi contends that the female body is not simply “eye candy,” but one of a “complex” variety. By employing traditional techniques in the presentation of the female body, the Albuquerque-based artist forces the audience to reconsider the female nude."          

    -A. Moret, Art LTD. 2014

    This will be Dorielle's debut solo exhibition at Modern Eden.