Dominique Paul creates unusual encounters between the body and artifacts. Recently, to counter the evanescence of the body relating to display screens she built translucent structures surrounding the body that were lit from the inside. 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.
Paul is an artist from Montreal represented locally by Galerie Eric Devlin and in France by Galerie Domi Nostrae. Since 2002, she has presented 15 solo exhibitions in Europe and North America, one in New York at A.I.R. Gallery in 2007. This March, she exhibits in a Chelsea curated show, Under The Radar: The New Visionaries, a showcase of artists from Quebec. In 2010, she was one of 15 artists selected for Art Montreal Contemporary in Shanghai Times Square for the World Expo, took part in The Man I wish I was, an international curated show at A.I.R. Gallery, and The First International Nano Art Exhibition at Studio 101 in Suzhou, China. In 2009, she exhibited in Metamorphosis at the Paul-Dini Museum in France, and in 2007 she won an Excellence Award in Visual Arts at the First Cultural Gala, in Quebec. In 2009, she completed a PhD at UQAM Quebec, in the field of photography and digital media and in 2000, a Master of Fine Arts at COFA, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. Her work is part of public and corporate collections, and she has received numerous creative grants from the Quebec Council for the Arts.
During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Paul will be exploring the idea of a wearable shelter adapted to a flooded city combining the idea of a wearable structure made from plastic water bottles, with the idea of a floating structure- a metaphor to get us ready for the rising of the sea level.
Featured Image Photo Credit: courtesy of the artist