Painters & Sculptors Program 2018 Elliot Doughtie
Elliot Doughtie is a Baltimore-based artist originally from Dallas, TX. Doughtie’s current practice utilizes drawing, collage, sculpture, and installation in the service of generating new experiences that transcend existing boundaries or assumed functions. Cosmic landscapes and bathroom plumbing are used as metaphors for the body in transition in his own explorations of the fluidity of gender and sexuality. He has exhibited in several exhibitions throughout the US and Canada. Selected venues include Fjord Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), School 33 Art Center (Baltimore, MD), The Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, TX), Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), and Re:Art show (Brooklyn, NY). Doughtie received a BA from Tulane University and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art.
“My sculptures and installations are metaphors for how I envision my own body and the bodies of those who are, like myself, transgender. Often the sculptures, or their attached component parts, are tools that would be used specifically by a trans person to push the body to something other than its current limits.”
Lost Earring, 2017, mixed media installation, 15 x 12 x 18 feet
A Good Liver Or A Good Liar, 2018, mixed media on board: wood, linoleum tile, grout, epoxy, enamel paint, copper coupling, cottonseed oil, ink, and testosterone, 11 x 10 x 4 inches
Alchemy Set For A Future Body (Part 2), 2016, mixed media installation: plaster, paper clay, plastic tubing, ink, ink jet transfer, copper couplings, and found table, 48 x 60 x 30 inches
Sculpture For A Private Performance (Robert), 2018, mixed media sculpture: plaster, wood, wire, epoxy, enamel paint, copper pipe, copper coupling, linoleum tile, and grout, 41 x 36 x 80 inches
Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.