I create works mapping fragmented abstract spaces, sort of psychological cartographies inspired by my interest for cosmology, biology and new technology effects. An ongoing concern in my practice is how to push the language of abstraction in order to highlight a sense of always-in-flux territories and explore the tension between chaos and control, the expression of natural forces and telluric events, impermanence, and their emotional impact. Raised in France by French and Tibetan parents before moving to Brooklyn in 2012, dislocation of place and identity across space and time, is a powerful influence in my work.

Within the past six years, I have taken an increasing interest in new technologies and how they impact on our perceptions of the world. Today we know a world which is entirely pictured and mapped out, and technologies allow us to have immediate access to a multitude of information, images and various ways to connect with others. Technological effects add new and ever evolving cartographic features creating an infinite number of worlds, where we never really know who we are, where we are or where we are going.
While searching for a way to follow this vision through painting, I started to integrate graphic elements and 3D grids into my painting process, creating more complex abstracted spaces. Part of my work is primarily made on computer to create 3D grids, which are then projected and hand-painted on the canvas. Painting rather than printing them allows me to dedicate time to space and impede a time which seems constantly accelerated, to meditate while patiently bringing a sense of movement within the created space. Contrasting geometric spaces can then interact with organic forms and colors, undergoing mutations.

Marie-Dolma Chophel creates immersive paintings which integrate 3D topography grids with organic forms and colors to form abstracted landscapes, inspired by her musings on the outside world and mind's inner geography. She graduated of her Master's Degree in Art from the Fine Arts School Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France. Her work has been shown internationally and throughout the US in galleries, museums and art centers, including group shows at the BAMPFA (CA), 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel (NYC), SAGG Gallery (NY), CU Art Museum (CO), Queens Museum (NY), Kirkland Art Center (NY), Fleming Museum (VT) and the Samuel Dorsky Museum (NY). Marie-Dolma also exhibited her work in London and Hong Kong at the Rossi & Rossi Gallery and in Paris at the Atelier Clot. Her works are held in private collections such as the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, New York, and Fabio Rossi, Hong Kong. In 2014, she has been awarded of a residency at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation, NY. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Marie-Dolma CHOPHEL

Born in Châtenay-Malabry (France) in 1984
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


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 Group Shows________________________________________________

2018: CURRENT: Boundless, Oct 2018 to May 2019, 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.

2014-2015/Sept - Jan: 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 one month funded residency at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, New Berlin, NY