Bio :
Dominique Paul is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice addresses social and environmental issues through performance with interactive wearables and collages. Since 2002, she has presented more than 20 solo exhibitions in North America and Europe while participating in artists residencies including : Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in 2012, Residency Unlimited, New York ( 2015) and a social practice residency with IDEAS xLab, Lousiville, KY (2017). In 2017 Paul produced a performance at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C. Paul received the Quebec and Australian governments excellence scholarships for her Doctorate in the Study and Practice of Arts from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada (2009) and a Master of Fine Arts in media arts and from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia (2000). Since 2013, Paul is represented by Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, Chelsea, New York (Paris Photo,2017), and has been working with social practice curator Ayelet Danielle Aldouby on social and environmental projects in educational settings. Her work is now part of the Smithsonian Collection as well as international collections. In 2019, her PhD thesis is being published as an essay by l’Harmattan, Paris, Entre chair et lumière : de la possibilité d’une distance critique par l’objet-image, as part of the Ouverture philosophique collection. Paul shares her time between the Montreal area (Canada) and New York.

Current /recent events and exhibitions :

Insects of Suriname 33 featured in L'œil de la photographie see links
March 21st until April 27th
20th Anniversary Exhibition Part I (Photography)
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery
547W, 27th Street, 2nd floor
New York


Video presented Migrations of the Arthropods :
dominiquepaul.net/artwork/2832524-Migra?
October 18th-21st 2018 Garment District Festival curated by
ZAZ 10TS 24:7 www.ZAZ10TS.com
24:7” is a two week video art takeover by an alliance of international artists on the billboard at the corner of 41st St and Broadway, produced by Tzili Charney and ZAZ 10TS
10 Times Square Dec 4-18, 2017 and
Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Feb-May 2018 , an international cultural institution and conference center where activities are based on a deep commitment to dialogue, tolerance and pluralism

Photography on a Postcard at Photo London, May 16-20
2017 exhibitions:

Paris Photo Fair, Grand Palais,
Nov 9-12 2017
Insects of Suriname series
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery

I Travelled the World and the Seven Seas Curated by HELD
October 13th - November 19th 2017
Insects of Suriname in Vitro (animation)
Royal Athenaeum of Antwerp, Belgium

Creative Climate Awards Exhibition
October 16th (opening party)- November 16th 2017 and online auction
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)
1 East, 42nd Street, New York
Air Quality Wearable photos and video
www.humanimpactsinstitute.org/cca2017

Lumen8 Curated by Monica Valenzuela & Raul Barquet
June 15 – Sept. 10 2017
ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts, NY

The Air Quality Dress in the South Bronx. Popular Science Blog by Owen Agnew, Nexus Media News :
www.popsci.com/dress-that-measures-air-?
June 12th Air Quality Dress Walk downtown Louisville (see also Link section for full coverage):
www.wdrb.com/story/35645781/performer-u?
Project is part of a 3 months residency in New York and Louisville Ky with special project curator Ayelet Aldouby, IDEASxLAB and Residency Unlimited, thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts.

Playing Fields
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery
April 20th-May 27th 2017, 547W 27th Street, New York
May 11th 7 pm Gallery talk with Curator Ayelet Danielle Aldouby

Photograph Insects of Suriname 20 on the cover page:
photographmag.com/issues/marchapril-201?

Dominique Paul plays with the representation of the body and explores its transformation. Her interactive wearable structures raise awareness to social justice issues such as income inequality, air quality, animal population decline and others. See porfolio 4-7 and PDF Americas' Folly (scrolling down this page).

The notion of body transformation informs Paul’s fantastical hybrid creatures. In her Insects of Suriname series, the lacy cutouts of bodybuilder’s flesh from magazines are buoyed by colorful consumer products. The surrealistic scenes share space with flora and insects illustrated by Maria S. Merian, a Baroque-era naturalist documenting metamorphosis of insects. Taking the form of a botanical mandala, Paul expresses a sense of urgency in the playing fields of our human-centric society that plunders the planet’s resources. In her Escapist series, an extremely hybrid human figure floats in a cosmic background as if she/he is preparing to find another planet to dwell on. Paul boldly envisions a future where we alter the genetic code of living organisms, and a strange new hierarchy among sentient beings emerges