I'm always open for collaboration and commission.  Contact :  indouglass@gmail.com   Currently  Los Angeles    Dimensions & prices available upon request    Instagram  : @iandouglasss    

I'm always open for collaboration and commission.  Contactindouglass@gmail.com

Currently Los Angeles

Dimensions & prices available upon request

Instagram: @iandouglasss

 

Ian Douglass is an artist, writer and all-around soul-based human from Chicago.

“My paintings liquify reality into abstraction in an attempt to free life from the definitions and conceptions placed upon it. 

My work also focuses on nomadism. A feeling of never belonging anywhere, and therefore belonging everywhere.

This practice insists on transforming places of despair, such as a prison cell, into a studio. By constantly changing place, I am challenged to reimagine the world as an endless studio, creating work in new environments, mentally, culturally and physically.”

Selected Exhibitions:

Pain(T)Killer 

Collaborative Performance March 2017 Sesama Gallery • Yogyakarta, Indonesia

In this collaborative performance, I performed an improvised ballet dance, wearing a custom-made recycled plastic tutu. Paint dripped off the tutu during the performance, creating a floor-painting. This spillage was then cleaned up, eradicating the proof. The piece reflects my childhood tension of dancing ballet in the violent hyper-masculinity of Chicago. The performance embodies our complex relationships with violence, secrets, gender and our true selves.

Hallucinations from the Castle's Prison 

Solo Exhibition • Castle Wil, Switzerland Summer 2015

From June through August 2015, I lived and worked in isolation in a prison cell next to the Castle Wil in a rural region of Switzerland, producing 27 paintings. This body of work is my first international solo exhibition, on view within the walls of the reverberating prison cells forever. 

          Press: 

          Wochen-Zeitung

          Bern-Ost

Education

New York City

Parsons the New School for Design • BFA Industrial Design 2015

Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts • BA History 2015