Becalm is defined as a ship moored by the stillness of the wind. This series is a meditation of contrast, the churning of water and tranquility of mind. Each Becalm is a reaction and reflection of current events and inward struggles rather than being a physical place. The accompanying insects can be treated as a separate painting, adding a layer of anxiety, complexity, or fortitude to the calming sea and becalmed mind.
Irks and Quirks
This series takes the small things in life that delight and annoy and places them out of context in order to reveal their true nature. Each painting utilizes the raw beauty of linen and wood as a means to bring life into the objects represented.
Who determines what a weed is? Taxonomically, the term "weed" has no botanical significance, because a plant that is a weed in one context is not a weed when growing in a situation where it is in fact wanted.
The Concrete Jungle explores the daily hardships inflicted on impartial entities by the ever-growing efforts of humanity to pave the world. This series uses concrete as a surface to create delicate sidewalk scenes.
The Pest series calls into question the human notion of labeling entire species as "pests" simply due to annoyance. By treating each species as intrinsically important and worthy of art, the artist hopes to increase knowledge in each individuals essential role in ecology.
This series uses the traditional practice of screen printing on a small scale as a means to adapt it for guerrilla graffiti. This small rebellion and merging of artistic styles could only be noticed by those who took the time to look.
This series reveals the human bias present in everyday thinking and addresses the issue of thoughtless waste by representing the commonplace, underrepresented, and mass-produced.
An extension of paper portrait, this series examines our addiction to plastic and explores the parallels of invisible objects that can not disappear.
This series examines the beauty in the breakdown by utilizing the deteriorating effects of oil paint on unprimed canvas. By painting pieces that are not built to last but to age with their subject matter the artist calls in to question the human desire of being remembered through objects, monuments, and graves. The beauty and beneficial qualities of decay bring new meaning to mortality.
Pushing trompe l'œil to the 3D realm of sculpture, this series evokes the expectation of a sensory experience one would receive from crumpled paper projected onto the delicate qualities of porcelain.
2015BFA Fine Arts · Cum Laude, Baker Duncan Fine Art Scholar,
Trinity University, San Antonio, Tx
2014Studio Art and Art History, Wells Abroad, Paris, France
2013French Language, API Study Abroad, Grenoble, France
2017ADRIFT : Solo Show, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX
2017#28GRAMS, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX
2016Duets : A Comparison of Realities , Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX
2016Four, Fall Gallery Night, Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
2016Hunting Art Prize Gala, Riedkin Corporate Campus Gallery,
Jurors : Catherine Behrend, Alex Gregory, Alexander Rich
2016One, Spring Gallery Night, Art Room Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
2016The Way I See It : Real Life, Spring Gallery Night, ART7 Gallery,
Fort Worth, Tx
Juror : Nancy Lamb
2016Disappearance, Cinnabar Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2015PreDisposed, AP Art Lab, San Antonio, TX
2014Group Show, Wells Gallery, Paris, France
2014Overlooked Hidden Unseen, Michael & Noéimi Neidorff Gallery,
San Antonio, TX
Jurors : Jon Lee, Elizabeth Ward, Jessica Halonen, Patricia Simonite
2015Chief Assistant & Artistic Advisor to Jongwon Lee, San Antonio, TX
2015Artist Assistant (screenprinting) to Amy Yoes
2014Official Copyist of the Louvre, Paris, France
2014Guest Docent, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
2016Hunting Art Prize Finalist, Houston, TX
2015Excellence in Art Award, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
2015Dean’s List, 2012-2015, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
2012Chuck Close Best Technique, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
Hillary Dohoney is from Fort Worth, Texas. She has a BA in Studio Art and Art History at Trinity University. She received Trinity University's Excellence in Art Award upon graduation.
Hillary has been a finalist in the Hunting Art Prize. Conversant in French, she studied abroad in Paris where she was a docent at the Musée d’Orsay and an official copyist of the Louvre.
Mainly working in oils, she takes the classical approach of trompe l’œil to render unconventional entities. Her work has been exhibited in Paris, Arkansas, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
Hillary's intent is to reveal the human bias present in everyday thinking. Working primarily in oil paint she pushes the medium to its limits of subtlety to represent the commonplace, the underrepresented, and misunderstood. Hillary predominantly tackles the innately human notion that everything on earth is for our use. The formal context of a gallery changes her subject matter's significance causing the perception each entity to shift enabling the audience to question their previous ideology of the things as unworthy.
- Fort Works Art · ADRIFT : Solo Show, Fort Worth, TX
- Neighborhood Cult Productions · Hypnagogia : The Space Between, Fort Worth, TX
- Elizabeth Gallery · FEMME FATALE, Fort Worth, TX
- Fort Works Art · #28GRAMS, Fort Worth, TX
- Arttooth/RO2 · Deep Time, Dallas, TX
- Fort Works Art · Duets : A Comparison of Realities, Fort Worth, TX
- Art Room & Art Tooth · FOUR, Fort Worth, TX
- Botanical Garden Gallery · Art in the Garden, Fort Worth, TX
- Shipping & Receiving · Don't Call Me Baby: An All Female Art Show Perspective , Fort Worth, TX
- Ro2 Gallery · CHAOS, Dallas, TX
- Riedkin Corporate Campus Gallery · Hunting Art Prize Gala, Houston, TX · Jurors: Catherine Behrend, Alex Gregory, Alexander Rich
- Shipping & Receiving · 100/100, Fort Worth, TX
- ART ROOM Gallery · One : Gallery Night, Fort Worth, TX
- ART7 Gallery · The Way I See It : Real Life, Fort Worth, TX
- FPC Gallery · Annual Gallery Night, Fort Worth, TX
- Cinnabar Gallery · Disappearance, San Antonio, TX
- ART7 Gallery · TAC Small Works, Fort Worth, TX
- ArtSouth Gallery · ArtsGoggle, Fort Worth, TX
- Bobby on Drums · Ben's Gold Teeth Group Exhibition, Fort Worth, TX
- Arts & Science Center · Rosenzweig Juried Exhibition, Pine Bluff, AR
- Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery · Exposéd Senior Art Show, San Antonio, TX
- Art League Museum · Annual Collegiate Exhibition, San Antonio, TX
- AP Art Lab · PreDisposed, San Antonio TX
- Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery · Overlooked Hidden Unseen Juried Exhibition, San Antonio, TX
- Wells Studio · Group Exhibition, Paris, France
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ADRIFT : Solo Show
Sept. 15th, 6-9PM
Sept. 13th - Oct. 28, 2017
FORT WORKS ART
2100 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX
HOURS: tue-fri 11-5, sat 10-5, sun/mon CLOSED
Oct. 11, 2017, 6-7PM
Adrift is a meditation on the concept of home and its capacity to exist as an unanchored abstraction comprised of the people we are with and the stories we tell. The presented works utilize conjured seascapes to explore the drifting, transitory nature of home, a thing forever in flux, forever strived for.
Most of the seascapes reflect the artist’s personal shifting experience of home, but particular pieces focus on the stories of others. Five works feature small keepsakes and mementos of various friends & family. Rendered in the trompe l’œil style, the objects evoke in the subjects a nostalgic yearning for a lost past.
Four other works—parts of a series titled Hiraeth, a Welsh term suggesting homesickness for a home to which one cannot return, or which never was—further explore the shifting embodiment of home, in this case, that of refugees, forced to relocate. Their stories, gathered by the artist in interview form, inspire each seascape’s individual form and tone. Fragments of the interviews accompany the paintings.
40 Under 40
40 under 40 is open to all artists under 40 years of age within the USA
Juried by Maggie Adler : associate curator at the Amon Carter Museum
Upstairs FWA : Sept. 13th - Oct. 28