Lives and works in Vancouver, B.C., Canada



MFA, York Uni­ver­sity, Toronto, Ontario


BFA, Emily Carr Insti­tute of Art and Design, Van­cou­ver, BC



Kim Dorland: Everyday Monsters, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO

I’ve seen the future, brother, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, Quebec

Kim Dorland, Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Calgary, Alberta


Kim Dor­land: Home­com­ing, Con­tem­po­rary Cal­gary, Cal­gary, Alberta

I Hate Poetry But I Love TV, Angell Galery, Toronto, Ontario

Kim Dor­land (solo booth) Volta NY, New York


You are Here: Kim Dor­land and the Return to Paint­ing, McMichael Cana­dian Art Col­lec­tion, Klein­berg, ON

Ghosts of You and Me, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY


I’m an Adult Now, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Unex­pected Beauty, Gal­le­ria Bianca, Palermo, Italy


Art Toronto, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Enter Light, Galerie Divi­sion, Mon­tréal, Quebec

For Lori, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

Noc­turne, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


New Mate­r­ial, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

1991, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Mon­ica, CA

Kim Dor­land, Mark Moore Gallery, PULSE Con­tem­po­rary Art Fair, New York, NY


Cana­dian Con­tent, Skew Gallery, Cal­gary, Alberta

Kim Dor­land, Bonelli Arte­Con­tem­po­ranea, Man­tova, Italy

Super! Nat­ural!, Freight + Vol­ume, New York, NY

Kim Dor­land, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Mon­ica, CA

Her, Parisian Laun­dry, Mon­tréal, Québec


4 Por­traits and a Land­scape, Angell Gallery, Toronto

North, Freight + Vol­ume, New York, NY (Catalogue)


Some­where in the Neigh­bor­hood, Bonelli Con­tem­po­rary, Los Ange­les, CA

About a Girl, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Over the Fence, Skew Gallery, Cal­gary, Alberta

Kim Dor­land, Cen­tro Cutu­rale Cascina Grande, Roz­zano, Italy (Curated by Maria Chiara Valacchi)


The Edge of Town, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL

Kim Dor­land, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Into the Woods, Con­tem­po­ranea­mente, Milan, Italy (Catalogue)


Kim Dor­land, SKEW Gallery, Cal­gary, Alberta

dou­ble­take, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


Paint­ings of Desire, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


Over­load, Kather­ine Mul­herin Con­tem­po­rary Art Projects, Toronto, Ontario


exquis­itenorth, Luft Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Sun Of The Golden West, 1080BUS Gallery, Toronto, Ontario


It Looks Like Art, West Wing Gallery, Toronto, Ontario



Pushing Paint, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

Pure Paint for Now People, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah


La beauté du geste, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec

Pea­head, Franklin Par­rasch Gallery, New York, NY

Tragedy Plus Time, Dun­lop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

I <3 Paint (curated by Kim Dor­land), Angell Gallery, Toronto

Land­scape, Megumi Ogita Gallery Show­case, Tokyo


More Than Two (Let It Make Itself), The Power Plant Con­tem­po­rary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (catalogue)

The Paint­ing Project, Galerie de l’UQAM, Mon­treal, Quebec

True North, Har­bourfront Cen­tre, Toronto, Ontario


It Hap­pened in the Woods, Hans Alf Gallery, Copen­hagen, Denmark

Oppenheimer@20, Ner­man Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Kansas City, KS (catalogue)

60 Painters, Hum­ber Arts and Media Stu­dios, Hum­ber Col­lege, Toronto, Ontario

Eileen S. Kamin­sky Fam­ily Foun­da­tion New Acqui­si­tions and Prints, Mana Con­tem­po­rary, Jer­sey City, NJ

The Tree: Form and Sub­stance, McMichael Cana­dian Art Col­lec­tion, Klein­burg, Ontario

Ide­al­iz­ing the Imag­i­nary: Illu­sion and Inven­tion in Con­tem­po­rary Paint­ing, Oak­land Uni­ver­sity Art Gallery, Rochester, MI


Oye Chica!, The Mis­sion Projects, Chicago, Il

Eileen S. Kamin­sky Fam­ily Foun­da­tion, Jer­sey City, NJ

Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY

OPEN, Mark Moore Gallery, Cul­ver City, CA


Pein­ture Extreme, Galerie Divi­sion, Mon­tréal, Québec

Reflex­ive Self, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

Nat­ural Ren­di­tions, Marl­bor­ough Chelsea, New York, NY


Holy Destruc­tion, Galerie Polad-Hardouin, Paris (Catalogue)

SUBSTANTIAL RESOURCES, Art Gallery of Sud­bury, Sud­bury, Ontario

Home, West­port Arts Cen­ter, West­port, CT

Giv­ing Face: Por­traits for a New Gen­er­a­tion (Curated by Stephen Heighton), Nicholas Robin­son Gallery, New York, NY


Carte Blanche Vol­ume 2: Paint­ing, Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Cana­dian Art, Toronto, Ontario

Peo­ple, Jim Kemp­ner Fine Art, New York, NY


Rear/View, Freight + Vol­ume, New York, NY (Curated by Eric Shiner)

Out Behind the Shed, Richard A. and Rissa W. Gross­man Gallery, Lafayette Col­lege, Eas­ton, PA

RBC Cana­dian Paint­ing Com­pe­ti­tion Exhi­bi­tion, Ontario Col­lege of Art and Design, Toronto; Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Uni­ver­sité de Monc­ton; MacLaren Art Cen­tre, Bar­rie; Win­nipeg Art Gallery; Emily Carr Insti­tute Art + Design, Vancouver

Gary Gold­stein, Jenny Dub­nau, Kim Dor­land and Sally Heller, Jim Kemp­ner Fine Art, New York, NY

Oil Spill: New Paint­ings in Ontario, SAW Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

Sum­mer Group Show, Bonelli Con­tem­po­rary, Los Ange­les, CA

Notions of Wilder­ness, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL


RBC Cana­dian Paint­ing Com­pe­ti­tion Exhi­bi­tion, Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Cana­dian Art, Toronto; Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitch­ener, Ont.; Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain de Mon­tréal, Mon­tréal; Art Gallery of Cal­gary, Cal­gary; Con­tem­po­rary Art Gallery, Van­cou­ver, BC

3 Painters, Howard House, Seat­tle, WA

The Daily Con­sti­tu­tional, Kim Dor­land, Bruce Wil­helm, ADA Gallery, Rich­mond, VA

Impression/Ism: Con­tem­po­rary Impres­sions, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA (Catalogue)


You don’t want to miss that shit: Con­tem­po­rary painters at the Glad­stone Hotel  (Curated by Katharine Mul­herin), Glad­stone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

Blame Canada, Har­vey Levine Gallery, Los Ange­les, CA


Best of BUS: Vol­ume 1, Katharine Mul­herin Con­tem­po­rary Art Projects, Toronto, Ontario

Lit­tle Stabs at Hap­pi­ness, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Ontario



Letarte, Marie-Anne, Kim Dorland : Espoir et mélancolie, L’inconvénient, no 62, Autumn 2015.

Lerner, Adam, Kim Dorland: Everyday Monsters, an interview with Adam Lerner and Kim Dorland, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (catalogue).


Hunt, Stephen, Kim Dorland comes home to Alberta an art star, Calgary Herald, November 25, 2014.

Hutchinson, Kristen, Getting to know zombies, Hyperallergic, October 31, 2014.

Shewchuk, Nina, Kim Dorland comes of age, Adone magazine, October 22, 2014.

Portis, Ben, Kim Dorland : I hate poetry but I love TV, ArToronto, September 2014.

Atanassova, Kate­rina, Robert Enright, and Jef­frey Spald­ing, Kim Dor­land, Fig­ure 1 Publishing.

Whyte, Mur­ray, Angst and Exu­ber­ance: Kim Dor­land reflects on his trou­bled teens at Con­tem­po­rary Cal­gary, Gal­leries West Mag­a­zine, Fall/Winter 2014.

Enright, Robert. Painting’s Giant Dia­logue: An Inter­view with Kim Dor­land, Bor­der Cross­ings, Vol­ume 33, Num­ber 1.


Laluyan, Oscar. AF Best in Show & Year in Review 2013, Art Fuse, Decem­ber 30, 2013.

Adams, James. Globe Arts’ Artist of the Year, Kim Dor­land: Champ­tion of the wild, The Globe and Mail, Decem­ber 28, 2013.

Angel, Sara. ‘Like Tom Thom­son on Acid’,  Maclean’s, Octo­ber 28, 2013.

Adams, James. The Nat­ural, The Globe and Mail, Octo­ber 26, 2013.

Whyte,Murray. Chang­ing the Land­scape, Toronto Star, Octo­ber 18, 2013.

Kalm, James. Kim Dor­land “Ghosts of You and Me at Mike Weiss Gallery, Rough Cuts, May 3, 2013.

Mil­roy, Sarah. Is that the for­est press­ing in, or the Group of Seven, The Globe and Mail, April 26, 2013.

Powis, Tim. Beau­ti­ful Stuff: Kim Dorland’s love for paint knows no bounds, Cana­dian Art, Spring 2013.


Rhodes, Richard. Kim Dor­land (review), Cana­dian Art, Win­ter 2013.

Smok­ing White Hot: Mana Flames the Art Fire, Cul­ture Catch, March 13, 2012

Leong, Melissa. Fresh and For Sale: Con­tem­po­rary Art Auc­tion Focusses on Art from 1980 to now, National Post, March 6, 2012

Camp­bell, James D. Kim Dor­land, Galerie Divi­sion, Magenta Mag­a­zine, Feb­ru­ary 8, 2012

Hodges, Michael H. Bright Show Sure Cure for Win­ter Blahs, The Detroit News, Jan­u­ary 19, 2012


Mon­treal, Paint The Paint­ing Blog, Novem­ber 18, 2011

Diaz-Berrio, Natalia Lara, Break­ing All the Rules, The LINK, Novem­ber 8, 2011

Pohl, John. Oil Shows Beauty, Destruc­tion of ‘Man­u­fac­tured Envi­ron­ment,’ Mon­treal Gazette, Octo­ber 14, 2011

Indrisek, Scott. Kim Dor­land: Paint­ing With Guts, Mod­ern Painters, August 24, 2011

Meier, Alli­son. Paint­ing Through Your Obses­sion About Love, Hyper­al­ler­gicAugust 23, 2011

Raw and Unapolo­getic: Kim Dorland’s Por­traits of Wife Lori at Mike Weiss Gallery,, July 22, 2011

Mor­gan, Saretta. Art Review: Kim Dor­land For Lori, NY Arts Mag­a­zine, July 21, 2011

Zevi­tas, Steven. 10 Must-See Paint­ing Shows In The US: Sum­mer Heat Edi­tion, Huff­in­g­ton Post, July 18, 2011

Angel, Sara. Kim Dor­land: Noc­turne, EYE WEEKLY, Feb­ru­ary 2, 2011

Hansen, Michael. Inter­view: Kim Dor­land, Art­Sync, Jan­u­ary 28, 2011

Jager, David. Spooky Dor­land, New Paint­ings Go to the Darker Side, NOW Mag­a­zine, Jan­u­ary 27, 2011

Vaughan, R.M. Too Toronto-centric? I have no prob­lem with that, The Globe and Mail, Jan­u­ary 1, 2011


Hegert, Natalie. Shack in the Woods, Art­Slant, Novem­ber 14, 2010

Bahren­burg, Genevieve. Taxi­dermy Wood­land Ani­mals Dipped in Paint and Sprin­kled in Glit­ter? Yes, See This Exhibit, ELLE, Novem­ber 4, 2010

Intini, John. That’s a bit extreme, isn’t it?, Maclean’s, August 12, 2010

Pagel, David. Art Review: Kim Dor­land at Mark Moore Gallery,Los Ange­les Times, March 26, 2010

Stan­ton, Chris. Seen: Kim Dor­land at Mark Moore Gallery,Dai­ly­Du­Jour, March 21, 2010

Hegert, Natalie. Eye-Catchers at SCOPE, Art­Slant, March 2010

Vilas, Amber; Rus­seth, Andrew. Scope Comes on Strong,ARTINFO, March 8, 2010


Enright, Robert. Paint-Wrangler (An inter­view with Kim Dor­land in two parts), Kim Dor­land (cat­a­logue), Bonelli ArteContemporanea

Rosen, Aaron. Bruised Beauty, paint­ings by Kim Dor­land,Cana­dian Art Scene, June 20, 2009

Smith, Roberta. Art in Review: Kim Dor­land, Super! Nat­ural, The New York Times, June 19, 2009.

Rosen, Aaron. Beauty, Phooey, Art­net Mag­a­zine, June 2009

Lee, Sasha. Inter­view: Kim Dor­land, Beautiful/Decay, June 8, 2009

Red­fern, Chris­tine. Artist uses big, gooey globe, The Gazette, April 4, 2009

Catchlove, Lucinda. Apoc­a­lyp­tic Love, Zink, Spring 2009

Beem, Edgar Allen. Home at West­port Arts Cen­ter, Yan­kee Mag­a­zine, March 31, 2009

Sudarsky, Noah Mar­cel. GIVING FACE: Por­traits for a New Gen­er­a­tion @ Nicholas Robin­son Gallery, White­hot Mag­a­zine, March 2009


Mil­roy, Sarah. Cura­to­r­ial cel­e­bra­tions? Try inven­tor stock­piles,The Globe and Mail, Novem­ber 22, 2008

Carte Blanche Vol­ume 2: Paint­ing, Magenta Pub­lish­ing for the Arts, Toronto

Dault, Gary Michael. Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail, Sep­tem­ber 13, 2008

2870 Grams of Art, M19, Paris

Kim Dor­land, NY Arts, May-June 2008

Kalm, James. Kim Dor­land North, The Brook­lyn Rail, May 2008

Kim Dor­land: The Idea of North (exhi­bi­tion cat­a­logue), Freight + Vol­ume, New York

Doucette, Valerie. Oil Spill: New Paint­ing in Ontario, Bor­der Cross­ings, Issue No. 104


Myers, Holly. Trail­blaz­ing Chi­na­town gallery scene keeps up with city’s pace, Los Ange­les Times, Novem­ber 11, 2007

Dault, Gary Michael. Pig­ments of the imag­i­na­tion, The Globe and Mail, Novem­ber 10, 2007

Gray, Emma. Emma Gray’s top 10 shows in Los Ange­les this month, Saatchi Online Daily Mag­a­zine, Novem­ber 3, 2007

God­dard, Peter. Warn­ing: Wet Paint, Toronto Star, Octo­ber 18, 2007

Berry, Melissa. Where the grass is greener, FFWD, Sep­tem­ber 20, 2007

Tou­s­ley, Nancy. Brush strokes expose angst of every­day sub­ur­bia, Cal­gary Her­ald, Sep­tem­ber 14, 2007

Vogl, Rhi­an­non. Group of Seven, Ottawa XPress, August 9, 2007


Jager, David. Group Hug at Angell, NOW Mag­a­zine, Decem­ber 7, 2006

McVeigh, Jen­nifer. RBC Show­cases Cana­dian Tal­ent, Cal­gary Her­ald, Novem­ber 5, 2006

Best of Toronto, Now, Octo­ber 26, 2006

Jager, David. Dorland’s Styles Col­lide, NOW Mag­a­zine, Sep­tem­ber 21, 2006

Dault, Gary Michael. Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail, Sep­tem­ber 15, 2006

Hack­ett, Regina. Gal­leries explore a new world of land­scapes,Seat­tle Post Intel­li­gencer, June 9, 2006

Brevi, Manuela. Into the Woods (exhi­bi­tion cat­a­logue),Con­tem­po­ranea­mente, Milan, Italy


Dault, Gary Michael. Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail, Decem­ber 31, 2005

Dault, Julia. Our group of seven, National Post, Decem­ber 8, 2005

Willard, Christo­pher. Losers and Win­ners: Kim Dor­land homes in on Gen­er­a­tion Y, Cal­gary Her­ald, Novem­ber 5, 2005

Dault, Gary Michael. Gallery Going, The Globe and Mail, Feb­ru­ary 26, 2005

God­dard, Peter. Hot fan­tasies, heroes, a hotel and much more,The Toronto Star, Feb­ru­ary 12, 2005


Dault, Julia. Desire, and a slice of colour, National Post, March 25, 2004


Osborne, Cather­ine. Show buoyed by fever­ish opti­mism,National Post, Novem­ber 15, 2003


Art Gallery of Alberta

Richard Prince

Musée d’art con­tem­po­rain de Montréal

Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art San Diego

ALDO Group, Montréal

Bank of Montréal

The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection

Blan­ton Museum of Art at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas

Eileen S. Kamin­sky Fam­ily Foun­da­tion, New York

The Glen­bow Museum, Calgary

The Mon­tréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal

The Neu­mann Fam­ily Col­lec­tion, New York

Oppen­heimer Col­lec­tion, Ner­man Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Kansas City

The Richard Massey Foun­da­tion, New York

Royal Bank of Canada

The Sander Col­lec­tion, Berlin