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Marie-Dolma Chophel's work maps abstract, fragmented spaces and explores the tension between chaos and control, the expression of natural forces and the weight of their emotional impact. She creates immersive visual experiences that convey a sense of movement and impermanence. Cosmology, natural sciences, the effects of technology on our condition as well as her Tibetan heritage are powerful inspirations in her work.

For the past seven years, Chophel has taken an increasing interest in how technology impacts our perception of the world and our place in it. Today we know a world which is entirely digitally captured and mapped out. Technologies allow us immediate access to vast multitudes of information, images and ways to connect with others. Its effects etch new cartographic features onto our experiences, creating worlds on top of worlds where we never really know who we are, where we are located, or where we are going. Chophel started to integrate graphic elements, geometric shapes and 3D grids into her painting process to create abstracted spaces where organized constellations of lines or topographic meshes interact with fluid organic forms and colors, undergoing mutations. As the layers of paint and lines create - or destroy - worlds, painting becomes a dedication of time to space.

With each of her works, Chophel engages new narratives of the mind's ever-evolving inner geography where she can impede the flow of time, which seems otherwise accelerated and compressed.



BIO

Marie-Dolma Chophel graduated of her Master's Degree in Art from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (ENSBA), France. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the U.S., including a Solo Show in May 2019 at Equity Gallery(NYC), and group shows at the Berkeley Museum BAMPFA (CA), W. Ming Art at Walter Arader Gallery (NYC), 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel (NYC), the Queens Museum (NY), the CU Art Museum (CA), the Fleming Museum (VT) and the Dorsky Museum (NY).
Chophel also exhibited her work in London and Hong Kong at Rossi & Rossi Gallery and in Paris at Atelier Clot. Chophel has been awarded of a residency at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, New Berlin, NY. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


CV

Education_____________________________________________________

2008 – 2009
Post-graduate year, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, Paris, FR
2003 – 2008
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris (ENSBA), in Jean-Michel Alberola's studio, Paris, FR.
DNAP (Diplôme National d'Arts Plastiques) Bachelor Degree in Art in 2006
DNSAP (Diplôme National Supérieur d'Arts Plastiques) Masters Degree in Art in 2008


Selected Shows_____________________________________________________

CURRENT AND UPCOMING:
- Parallel Worlds, May 2nd - May 11th, SOLO SHOW at Equity Gallery, NYC, USA.
- Boundless, Group Show, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), Berkeley, CA, USA.

2019:
- Deep | Unknown, March 2019, Group show curated by W.Ming Art, hosted at Walter Arader Himalayan Art, NYC, USA.
- Ukayzine Vol.01, Feb 2019, Group show at Atelier Martel, Paris, FR.
2018:
- Boundless, Group Show, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), Berkeley, CA, USA.
2017:
- Winter Show, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York,NY, USA.
2016:
- Concrete Beach, World Money Gallery Brooklyn pop-up show, Miami, FL, USA.
- Winter Show, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York,NY, USA.
2015:
- Made in Paint, SAGG Gallery at Golden Artist Colors, New Berlin, NY, USA.
Group show of the 2014 Artists in Residence at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts.
- Anonymous - Contemporary Tibetan Art, CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO.
- Telluric, Group show curated by John Gardner at the Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY, USA.
- Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art, Queens Museum,
curated by Rachel Perera Weingeist, Queens, NY, USA.
2014:
- Imaginary Places, new works by Marie-Dolma Chophel and Lennart Rieder. 532 Gallery
Thomas Jaeckel, New York, NY, USA.
- Impermanence, Rossi & Rossi Gallery Hong Kong, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.
- Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art, Fleming Museum,
curated by Rachel Perera Weingeist, Burlington, VT, USA.
2013:
- In Between, Group show at Rossi& Rossi Gallery London,
curated by Tenzing Rigdol, London, UK.
- Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art, Samuel Dorsky Museum,
curated by Rachel Perera Weingeist, New Paltz, NY, USA.
- Situation Raw, Wix Lounge, curated by Rachel Wells, New York, NY, USA.
2012:
- Invasive Ways, What Goes Around Comes Around, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
- Grand Harvest Show/ Juried exhibition at the WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
2011:
- Altérations, La Générale, Sèvres, FR.
2010:
- Aléas, with Claire Vaudey and Romain Brejon, La Cabine, Paris, FR.
- Across the Land, La Pagode de Vincennes, Paris, FR.
- 21st Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Cachan, Cachan (94), FR.
- Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, young artist invited, Parc Floral, Paris, FR.
2009:
- Join Us, La Générale, Sèvres, FR.
- L'Art est Vivant, Château Sainte-Barbe, Fontenay-aux-Roses (92), FR.
2008:
- A&M, with Adrien Cicero, La Biscuiterie, Château-Thierry, FR.
- 1500 Signes, End of Master's Degree exhibition at the ENSBA, Paris, FR.


Residency and Award___________________________________________

2014: Awarded of a Residency at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, New Berlin, NY