Marie-Dolma Chophel


My works feature atmospheric and suggestive depictions of landscape or cosmic territory, mapping stratified, fragmented geographies, made of multiple layers and transparencies. Painting being my primary medium, I employ acrylic, oil, spray paint, paint marker and enamel, always searching for a confluence of these materials to convey a sense of flux linking the concrete and the abstract, the natural and the artificial, the real and the virtual, mapping my relationship to these intricate ever-flowing terrains.

My observations of micro and macro landscape, as well as my interest for cosmology, natural sciences and the effects of technology on our condition, flow into cardinal points within my inspirations. The adding and sanding of the accumulated layers of paint along with the use of various marks, topographic nets and organic shapes and colors, reveal networks that are either mixing or competing, exploring the tensions between chaos and control, the expression of natural forces undergoing mutations, and the weight of their emotional impact.

As the layers of paint and lines create - or destroy - worlds, painting is for me a dedication of time to space. It is a slow process acting as a form of resistance to the very fast paced outside world and the ubiquity of surface scrolling.

With each work, whether through painting, installation or video, I engage new narratives of ever-evolving mind's inner geography, where I can make space for contemplation and impede the flow of time which seems otherwise accelerated and compressed.

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Marie-Dolma Chophel graduated with her MFA from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France. Her work has been shown internationally and throughout the USA in museums, art centers and galleries, with a solo show at Equity Gallery (NYC), and group exhibitions including at the Loeb Art Center (NY), Berkeley Museum BAMPFA (CA), McNichols Civic Center (CO), W.Ming Art (NYC), 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel (NYC), Queens Museum (NY), CU Art Museum (CO), Fleming Museum (VT) and Dorsky Museum (NY). She also exhibited her work in London and Hong Kong at the Rossi & Rossi Gallery, and in Paris (FR) and Copenhagen (Denmark) at the Atelier Clot, Bramsen and & Co. Chophel's work is part of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Collection and she was an Honorary Member of the Rubin Museum (NYC) in 2019. Chophel is a recipient of a Residency at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts (NY). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.



2008 - Masters Degree in Art (DNSAP: Diplome National Superieur d'Arts Plastiques)
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts de Paris (ENSBA), Jean-Michel Alberola's studio, Paris, FR.

2006 - Bachelor Degree in Art (DNAP: Diplome National d'Arts Plastiques)
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts de Paris (ENSBA), Jean-Michel Alberola's studio, Paris, FR.

Selected Shows

- Across Shared Waters, Feb 17th to July 16th, curated by Ariana Maki, Williams College Museum of Art (MA), USA.
- Landscape:Constructed and Wild, Jan 10th to Feb 10th, an online exhibition at Site:Brooklyn Gallery.
- Endless Knot: Struggle and Healing in the Buddhist World December 14, 2022 to June 11, 2023, curated by guest curated by Yi Yi Mon (Rosaline) Kyo and BAMPFA Associate Curator Elaine Y. Yau, BAMPFA, Berkeley (CA), USA.
- Beyond The Threshold, March - July 2022, Group Show curated by Ariana Maki, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie (NY), USA.
- Spirit Resonance, Jan - April 2020, Group Show curated by Sarah Magnatta, McNichols Civic Center, Denver (CO), USA.
- SOLO SHOW: Parallel Worlds , May 2019, Equity Gallery, New York (NY), USA.
- Art For Tibet , Nov 2019, Exhibition and benefit auction for SFT, Gallery 8, New York (NY), USA.
- Shapes of Time, July - Sept 2019, Solo curated by W.Ming Art, New York (NY), USA.
- Deep | Unknown, March 2019, Group show curated by W.Ming Art, hosted at Walter Arader Himalayan Art, New York (NY), USA.
- Ukayzine Vol.01, Feb 2019, Group show at Atelier Martel, Paris, France.
- Boundless, Group Show, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), Berkeley (CA), USA.
- Winter Show, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York (NY), USA.
- Concrete Beach, World Money Gallery Brooklyn pop-up show, Miami (FL), USA.
- Winter Show, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York (NY), USA.
- 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), USA.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Invasive Ways, What Goes Around Comes Around, Brooklyn (NY), USA.
- Alterations, La Generale, Sevres, France.
- Aleas, with Claire Vaudey and Romain Brejon, La Cabine, Paris, France.
- Across the Land, La Pagode de Vincennes, Paris, France.
- 21st Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Cachan, Cachan (94), France.
- Salon des Realites Nouvelles, young artist invited, Parc Floral, Paris, France.
- Join Us, La Generale, Sevres, France.
- L'Art est Vivant, Chateau Sainte-Barbe, Fontenay-aux-Roses (92), France.
- A&M, with Adrien Cicero, La Biscuiterie, Chateau-Thierry, France.

Residency and Award

2019 - Honorary Committee Member for SFT's annual fundraising 'Art for Tibet'(NYC)
- Host Artist for the 2019 Rubin Museum's Annual Gala "Power After Dark" and Honorary Member of the Rubin Museum (NYC).
2014: - Awarded of a Residency at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, New Berlin, NY