ART IN ODD PLACES : RACE, 14th Street New York, Oct 7-9th 2016
Performance with interactive dress as a social interface : The Median Income Revenue dress
Dominique Paul's medium are photography and experimental video. The human body, its representation and transformation by light, is at the heart of her research. To counter the evanescence of the body relating to the screens she builds translucent structures surrounding the body that are lit from the inside. The body becomes visible in the dark and may have the power to shed light on its immediate surroundings. The structures are made from recycled clear plastic containers being transformed by light into what appears now to be a precious material. She participates in a “re-enchantment” of the world.
Dominique Paul, Ph. D., shares her time between Montreal and New York. Since 2002, she has presented more than 20 solo exhibitions in North America and Europe. In 2017, she will have a residency with IDEASxLAB, New York NY, Louisville Ky and her second solo show in Chelsea at Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery. In 2015, she had a residency with Residency Unlimited, New York with performances in that city and at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C., for an audience of 800. In 2013-14, she had her first solo show at Miyako Yoshinaga, with media coverage in the on-line New York magazine, Whitewall magazine and San Francisco Quarterly's staff pick. In 2014, she was selected for What We Bring Within at the Art Museum of the Americas, the 40th Anniversary show of the Womanhouse project : • A "Womanhouse"or a Roaming House? “A Room of One’s Own” Today, at A.I.R. Gallery, New York, curated by Mira Schor and Jerseyscapes at Jersey City University Gallery. In 2013, her video Migrations of the Arthropods was featured in Time Out New York magazine as part of the LUMEN festival and she had a solo show at a chashama foundation gallery in Chelsea. In 2012, she was awarded an artist in residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council on Governors Island, and was selected for a showcase of Quebec artists at Guided by Invoices Under The Radar: The New Visionaries, curated by Janine Armin. In 2010, she was one of 15 artists selected for Art Montreal Contemporary in Shanghai Times Square as part of the World Expo. In 2010, she took part in The First International Nano Art Exhibition, Studio 101, Suzhou, China. She obtained in 2009 a Ph.D., photography and digital media, UQAM Quebec and a MFA in 2000, photography and media arts, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.