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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).
Dorielle explains her work by saying, “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.”