Doris Kloster

Painting & Mixed Media

Artist Statement

My current works seek to make contact with a subterranean human network of memory outside of time. I am channeling the collective memory which connects all human experience on some level. Referencing feelings that are traces of a historical past, the works reflect my research in pursuit of that revelation.

My artistic practice includes painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. In the paintings I evoke primordial symbols from a world of myth, and transformation, of alchemy and power. The figures represent a feminine god. She is fluid, borderless, representing all eternity. In the divine world of the goddess, she plays a role that is quintessentially female. Her story represents both the totality and also the fragment of the universal that is the personal.

Artist Bio

Doris Kloster earned a B.A. in Art History, from Boston University, an M.A. in Fine Arts from New York University and is currently a PhD candidate at the European Graduate School, Switzerland.

Her artworks have been exhibited and collected internationally. Exhibitions include 99 Degree Art Center, Taipei; Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art; Galerie Sator, Paris; Huan Tie Times Art Museum and Zero Field Projects Gallery, Beijing; Seokjang-Ri Art Museum, South Korea; Red Army Museum, Moscow; and the Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria. Four books of Kloster’s photographs have been published. 

Kloster developed and mounted a series of exhibitions focusing on women artists entitled She Views Herself, which featured an international roster of artists over five editions exhibited at multiple venues in Paris.

Her works were included in the landmark feminist exhibition,Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women, that was first exhibited at David Zwirner Gallery in New York City in 1993 and remounted at Maccarone, New York in 2016.

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