Bio :
Dominique Paul, Ph.D., shares her time between Montreal and New York. She is represented by Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, Chelsea, New YorkSince since 2013. She has presented more than 20 solo exhibitions in North America and Europe. In 2017, she was awarded a residency with IDEASxLAB, New York NY, Louisville Ky and her second solo show in Chelsea at Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery. In 2015, she was awarded 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. Her work Insects of Suriname 20, the cover page of Photograph magazine New York, March-April 2017, is part as of the Smithsonian Collection.

Current /recent exhibitions :

Video presented Migrations of the Arthropods :
October 18th-21st 2018 Garment District Festival curated by
ZAZ 10TS 24:7
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

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 :
June 12th Air Quality Dress Walk downtown Louisville (see also Link section for full coverage):
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:

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