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William Dolan

Joined Artfinder: April 2016

Artworks for sale: 98

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United States

About William Dolan

 
 
  • Biography

    I explore the relationship of society to the urban realm through an interpretation of the built environment. Focusing on ignored, outdated and well-worn bits of the city; the infrastructure that is left behind, as humans reshape their surroundings to support an increasingly homogeneous existence.


    These often-overlooked places are reflective of those that create and use them. Some of it will survive as an indication of what happened around the turn of the 21st. Century. Much of it will disappear. It is this simultaneous ambivalence and reverence that people have toward their habitat that I express through my work.


    The American city is ever-changing. As cultures continue to be economically and socially mobile, they are also physically on the move; one group leaves, another takes it’s place. Possibly, the constantly changing city is the most visible evidence of a society’s evolution.


    PURPOSE

    I hope that my work inspires people to experience and appreciate some of the more overlooked parts of the place where they live.  By having a deeper more meaningful connection to their home, they are inspired, enriched and in turn become more productive and enjoy fuller lives.

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  • Education

    1986 - 1986

    School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    1979 - 1984

    DePaul University

  • Awards

    2003

    Grammy Nomination for Best Recording Package

    I was nominated for a Grammy for album cover art for Cathy Richardson's "The Road to Bliss."
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Sense of Place

    Dates: Dec. 10, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017

    Venue: Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

    I have 2 alley drawings in this show.

    How do we map the places of our lives --- the real, the remembered and the imagined? Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) celebrates its own sense of place in Elmhurst and its founding by members of the Elmhurst Artists Guild with Sense of Place, the Museum’s first open-call exhibition. The exhibition of work from Chicago and international artists is on display from December 10, 2016 through February 12, 2017.

    Event: 39TH HARPER COLLEGE NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION: SMALL WORKS 2016

    Dates: Aug. 29, 2016 - Sept. 29, 2016

    Venue: Harper College, Palatine, IL

    Harper College
    1200 West Algonquin Road
    Palatine, IL 60067-7398

    Event: Landscape: A Sense of Place

    Dates: May 25, 2016 - June 24, 2016

    Venue: Site:Brooklyn, New York

    Landscape: A Sense of Place is an exhibition that reflects the ambitious, innovative and contemporary practices in painting, printmaking, photography and mixed media today.

Links


Education

1986 - 1986

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1979 - 1984

DePaul University


Awards

2003

Grammy Nomination for Best Recording Package

I was nominated for a Grammy for album cover art for Cathy Richardson's "The Road to Bliss."

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Sense of Place

Dates: Dec. 10, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017

Venue: Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

I have 2 alley drawings in this show.

How do we map the places of our lives --- the real, the remembered and the imagined? Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) celebrates its own sense of place in Elmhurst and its founding by members of the Elmhurst Artists Guild with Sense of Place, the Museum’s first open-call exhibition. The exhibition of work from Chicago and international artists is on display from December 10, 2016 through February 12, 2017.

Event: 39TH HARPER COLLEGE NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION: SMALL WORKS 2016

Dates: Aug. 29, 2016 - Sept. 29, 2016

Venue: Harper College, Palatine, IL

Harper College
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067-7398

Event: Landscape: A Sense of Place

Dates: May 25, 2016 - June 24, 2016

Venue: Site:Brooklyn, New York

Landscape: A Sense of Place is an exhibition that reflects the ambitious, innovative and contemporary practices in painting, printmaking, photography and mixed media today.


 

Biography

I explore the relationship of society to the urban realm through an interpretation of the built environment. Focusing on ignored, outdated and well-worn bits of the city; the infrastructure that is left behind, as humans reshape their surroundings to support an increasingly homogeneous existence.


These often-overlooked places are reflective of those that create and use them. Some of it will survive as an indication of what happened around the turn of the 21st. Century. Much of it will disappear. It is this simultaneous ambivalence and reverence that people have toward their habitat that I express through my work.


The American city is ever-changing. As cultures continue to be economically and socially mobile, they are also physically on the move; one group leaves, another takes it’s place. Possibly, the constantly changing city is the most visible evidence of a society’s evolution.


PURPOSE

I hope that my work inspires people to experience and appreciate some of the more overlooked parts of the place where they live.  By having a deeper more meaningful connection to their home, they are inspired, enriched and in turn become more productive and enjoy fuller lives.

 
 
 
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