Doreen Garner

Brooklyn, New York

About Doreen Garner

Doreen Garner is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Philadelphia, PA. Select exhibitions include White Man on A Pedestal, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY (2017); Surrogate Skin: The Biology of Objects, MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY (2016); Ether and Agony, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2016); SHINY RED PUMPING, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2015); and STATEMENTS at Art Basel, Switzerland (2018). Garner has completed residencies at LMCC Workspace Program (2015), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014), Abrons Art Center (2015-16), Pioneer Works (2016), and GAPP Residency at the Toledo Museum of Art (2016). She holds a BFA in Glass from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and an MFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Award, the Van Lier Fellowship Award, and a Franklin Furnace Grant. Currently, Garner is practicing as a sculptor and inscriber of flesh.

Program Participation

Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2018

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Trauma is my sculptural material of choice. It's what stays with us. It's what we cannot forget… My work depicts the history of Black bodies subject to scientific objectification, experimentation, humiliation, and torture by the medical industry. I translate horrific documentation that I cannot unread into objects, videos, and performances that people cannot unsee.”