Tomory Dodge

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Tomory Dodge
Tomory dodge 1.jpg
Tomory Dodge, 2008
Born (1974-12-23) December 23, 1974 (age 42)
Denver, Colorado, United States
Nationality American
Education Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island / California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
Known for Painting
Notable work Daisy Cutter (2008)[1]

Tomory Dodge (born December 23, 1974) is an American artist based in Los Angeles, California.

Born Jason Tomory Dodge in Denver, CO, 1974 to David C. Dodge and Madeleine Dodge. He began using the name Tomory Dodge while attending graduate school at California Institute of the Arts.


He attended Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, RI from 1994 to 1998 where he graduated with a BFA in Painting. While at RISD he attended the school's "European Honors Program" based in Rome, Italy in 1998.

After spending time in both Denver, CO and Seattle, WA, he attended graduate school at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) from 2002 to 2004. While there he studied with many of the school's full-time and visiting faculty, including Charles Long, Charles Gaines, Anoka Faruqee, Sam Durant, Russell Crotty, Michael Asher and Martin Kersels, among others. Upon graduating with an MFA in 2004 he was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation's MFA grant.

Tomory Dodge, Bloom, 2004, oil on canvas, 60 X 60 inches


Before Dodge had finished his degree at CalArts he had caught the attention of a number of dealers in New York City and Los Angeles.[2] Shortly after graduating from CalArts he had two back-to-back solo exhibitions, one in New York at Taxter and Spengemann Gallery, and one in Los Angeles at ACME. He later left Taxter and Spengemann to show with CRG Gallery in New York. His first shows exhibited paintings both small and large in scale, painted in a heavy gestural impasto. Much of this early work depicted scenes of wind blown detritus in desert-like settings, often exhibiting surreal or apocalyptic undertones while maintaining a sense of playfulness. His work has long placed an emphasis on materiality and has had a strong interest in the American West as well as human interaction with the environment. While continuing to hold these interests, Dodge's work began to become more abstract beginning in the period of 2006 to 2008 and has continued to move in this direction. His work has been acquired by many public and private collections and he has been included in several publications on contemporary painting.

Tomory Dodge is represented by: Alison Jacques Gallery in London, UK. CRG Gallery in New York, NY. ACME Gallery in Los Angeles. Monica De Cardenas in Milan, Italy and Zuoz, Switzerland.

Selected solo exhibitions[edit]


  • Alison Jacques, London, UK


  • ACME, Los Angeles, CA


  • Monica de Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland
  • CRG Gallery, NY


  • Alison Jacques, London, UK


  • Works on Paper, CRG Gallery, New York, NY / ACME., Los Angeles, CA
  • After Forever, ACME., Los Angeles, CA


  • CRG Gallery, New York, NY


  • Alison Jacques, London, UK
  • ACME., Los Angeles, CA


  • Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
  • CRG Gallery, New York, NY


  • ACME, Los Angeles, CA
  • Taxter and Spengemann, New York, NY


  • Kurt Beers, 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames and Hudson, London (2014) - ISBN 978-0500239230
  • Bob Nickas, Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press, New York (2009) - ISBN 978-0714849331
  • Tomory Dodge: Works On Paper, CRG Gallery, NY / ACME., Los Angeles (2009) - ISBN 0-9792939-4-4
  • Tomory Dodge, CRG Gallery, NY / ACME., Los Angeles (2008) - ISBN 0-9792939-1-X


Tomory Dodge was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant in 2004.

Selected public collections[edit]


  1. ^ The New York Times. 2008-05-09 Retrieved 2010-05-25.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Jori, Finkel (2005-07-03). "First Come the Dealers, and Then the Diplomas". New York Times. 

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