Artists Kim Dorland and Erik Olson push the expressive potential of paint, and have similarly developed their unique practices within a shared context of contemporary Canadian art. Both artists attended the 2009 Emma Lake Artist Residency together in Northern Saskatchewan, and Dorland had curated Olson’s work into past Calgary exhibition, “Voted Most Likely” (2014).
Dorland completed his BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and his MFA at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He has shown internationally in Milan, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His work is included in numerous collections including the Sander Collection (Berlin); Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; Musée d’art Contemporain du Montréal; Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton); Glenbow Museum (Calgary); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and numerous private collections.