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Dolores Zorreguieta
updated: 05/06/2013
website: www.sheisanartist.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Dirty hands, 1
Dirty hands, 3
Dirty hands, 4
Dirty hands, 6
Dirty hands, 7
Red ear
Without head
Thirsty
The seal
My baby Frankenstein, 1
My baby Frankenstein, 2
My baby Frankenstein, 3
My baby Frankenstein, 1, 2, and 3 (installation view)
My baby Frankenstein, 4 (el bebé pulpo)
My baby Frankenstein, 4 (el bebé pulpo) Detail
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, violence, gender/sexuality, obsessive
 
 
Dirty hands, 1 by Dolores Zorreguieta
Dirty hands, 1
watercolor and pencil on paper
2011
32" x  42" 
Dirty hands, 3 by Dolores Zorreguieta
Dirty hands, 3
watercolor and pencil on paper
2011
32" x  42" 
Dirty hands, 4 by Dolores Zorreguieta
Dirty hands, 4
watercolor and pencil on paper
2011
32" x  42" 
Dirty hands, 6 by Dolores Zorreguieta
Dirty hands, 6
watercolor and pencil on paper
2011
32" x  4" 
Dirty hands, 7 by Dolores Zorreguieta
Dirty hands, 7
watercolor and pencil on paper
2011
32 " x  42 " 
Red ear by Dolores Zorreguieta
Red ear
pencil and watercolor on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Without head by Dolores Zorreguieta
Without head
pencil and watercolor on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Thirsty by Dolores Zorreguieta
Thirsty
pencil and watercolor on paper
2010
22 " x  30 " 
The seal by Dolores Zorreguieta
The seal
pencil and watercolor on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
My baby Frankenstein, 1 by Dolores Zorreguieta
My baby Frankenstein, 1
recycled plastic, wire, light, electric cord
2011
7.9 " x  7.9 "  x 14.9 " 
My baby Frankenstein, 2 by Dolores Zorreguieta
My baby Frankenstein, 2
recycled plastic, wire, light, electric cord
2012
6.25 " x  10.9 "  x 18.9 " 
My baby Frankenstein, 3 by Dolores Zorreguieta
My baby Frankenstein, 3
recycled plastic, wire, light, electric cord
2012
14.9 " x  7 "  x 7 " 
My baby Frankenstein, 1, 2, and 3 (installation view) by Dolores Zorreguieta
My baby Frankenstein, 1, 2, and 3 (installation view)
recycled plastic, wire, light, electric cord
2012
Dimensions variable
My baby Frankenstein, 4 (el bebé pulpo) by Dolores Zorreguieta
My baby Frankenstein, 4 (el bebé pulpo)
recycled plastic, wire, light, electric cord
2013
26.3 " x  23.2 "  x 19.2 " 
My baby Frankenstein, 4 (el bebé pulpo) Detail by Dolores Zorreguieta
My baby Frankenstein, 4 (el bebé pulpo) Detail
recycled plastic, wire, light, electric cord
2013
26.3 " x  23.2 "  x 19.2 " 

Artist Statement
The unequivocal violence at the center of my work serves as the vehicle to address the social wars in the streets, as well as the wars battled behind doors. Ultimately, by navigating this wide spectrum of the power dynamics, I have worked my way into the emotional turmoil of the human condition.

I explore the ongoing negotiation between our most primal wounds and us. My pieces seem to be born from the clash that occurs when that negotiation goes wrong. In my work that struggle takes a nightmarishly obsessive tone that suggests a perpetual sense of danger. Several of my pieces narrate a brutal act, with the perpetrator remaining ambiguous. In other works, I explore the terror experienced when we realize that the wound may be self-inflicted.

The creatures that populate my work are merged in a forced togetherness, yet unable to reach one another; exposing a state of extreme inadequacy and profound disagreement. They are either longing for something that does not come or mourning for something long gone.

In the last ten years I have incorporated digital media, video and sound, allowing me to address certain issues in more evocative and powerful ways. I am always ready to use (and misuse) any media if I believe that it is the right tool to convey an idea.

Artist Bio / CV
Dolores Zorreguieta was born in Argentina in 1965. In 1987 she graduated from The National School of Fine Arts. A year later she had her first solo exhibition at Frans Van Riel Gallery. In 1992 she moved to New York where she started experimenting with installation thanks to the encouragement of Jessica Stockholder at New York University. In 1994 she was selected to be part of The Bronx Museum of the Arts Artist in the Marketplace program. That same year she was awarded a grant to create an installation at Franklin Furnace. In 1997 she bought her first computer and gradually begun an exploration into digital art and video. She has exhibited in the United States, Latin America and Europe. She has received grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts and The New York State Council on the Arts. Most recently she has a show at the Museum of Modern Art in Cuenca, Ecuador. She currently lives and works in San Jose, California.