The London-based artist Alex Dordoy (b. 1985, Newcastle upon Tyne, England) aims to expand the traditional flatness of painting by producing works that venture beyond the limits of the canvas or page and move into the three-dimensional, physical world. He works across a variety of media, including painting, printmaking, wall drawing, and sculpture, often blurring the boundaries between these with a playful, innovative, and experimental approach to materials. He is also interested in the interplay between the physical and virtual worlds, and in combining new digital technologies with traditional materials.
Dordoy studied painting and printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2007, then moved to Amsterdam in 2009 to undertake a two-year residency at the independent artists’ institute De Ateliers. He participated in an exchange program at California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, in 2005. Dordoy has received a visual arts development grant from the Scottish Arts Council (2008), a fine arts exchange scholarship from California Institute of the Arts (2005), and a Samling Foundation Residency, Kielder Forest, England (2003). He has had solo exhibitions at the Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
(2015, 2012, 2011, and 2009), Gemeentemuseum, the Hague, the Netherlands (2014), Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland (2014), Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam (2013, 2010, and 2008), Christian Andersen, Copenhagen (2012), De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2011), the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2010), the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (2007 and 2006), and the A405 gallery, California Institute of the Arts (2005). He has participated in group exhibitions at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (2015), Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2015), Laura Bartlett Gallery, London (2014), the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2014 and 2010), Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam (2014 and 2012), Wentrup, Berlin (2013), David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2012), and Museu Picasso, Barcelona (2011).