DOMINIQUE SAMYN ‘I’m always looking for the unexpected, the surprise that makes you wonder’ Born in Flanders, Belgium Dominique studied at the Fine Arts Academy at Tielt, Be.
In 1989 she moved to the Washington DC area, where she studied painting at the Corcoran College of Fine Arts.
From 1998 to 2001 she lived and worked in Lima (Peru) with frequent travels to Ecuador, Cuba and Brazil. During that time she painted the Galapagos Series.
Since 2002 she worked in Studio 301 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. Mid December 2005 she takes up a new challenge and moves to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Living off the grid in isolation on the ranch has inspired her new work. Her herd of horses and rescue animals of the region have touched her heart. They are the models for her new paintings. Her work is influenced by the Cobra movement in Europe (Karel Appel, Alechinsky and Asger Jorn) known for their uninhibited expressionism. Dominique focuses on three elements: energy, color and surprise.
She had numerous shows and awards at the East Coast, the Washington DC area, Europe and in South America. Selection of Shows
2016 Group Shows Taos Mountain Gallery. Santa Fe Society of Artists. Range West Studio 14
2015 Group Shows ‘New Wild West ‘, Mirada Fine Arts Denver Featured artist in Art in the Square, Southlake, Texas.
2014 - Group Show Veronique Wantz gallery, Mineapolis Mirada Fine Arts, Denver Studio 14, Madrid, NM Range West, Madrid, NM Kristin Johnson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Society of Artists, Santa Fe, NM Giclees available in the following airports: Albuquerque, Denver, Phoenix and San Fransisco.
2013 -Solo Show ‘Chaos before Order’ Mirada gallery, Denver, Co -Group Shows Kristin Johnson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM Range West, Madrid, NM Mirada Fine arts, Denver, C0
2012 - Group Shows Fuller Lodge Art Center Los Alamos. NM Range West gallery, Madrid, NM Bright Rain Gallery, Albuquerque, NM Matrix Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 2007-8-9-10 - Solo and Group Showsat Handsel gallery, Canyon Rd. Santa Fe, NM 2005 - Solo Showat Studio Gallery, Washington DC, - Group Shows Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD: Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Firenze Gallery, New Preston, Connecticut. 2004 - Solo Showat Greenbelt Community Center.
- Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville.
- Best in show at Art League Gallery in Alexandria. 2003 -Solo Show‘Hispanic Heritage Exhibition’, award winner with the ‘Galapagos series’ at the art gallery of the International Development Bank in Washington DC.
- Group Shows Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria - Art Baltimore, Convention Center - Studio Gallery, Adams Morgan , Washington DC - Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MFA - World bank, Washington DC 2002 - Solo ShowConference of the Birds, Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC 2001 - Solo Show Galería Cecilia Gonzalez, Lima, Peru - Group Shows Local Flemish Painters, Washington, DC - Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC - Cultural Centrum, Menen, Belgium 2000 - Group ShowPinturas Europeas, Centro Cultural, Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima 1999 - Solo ShowContemporary Vision Gallery, Boston 1998 - Solo ShowFunky Motions, GRACE, Reston, Virginia - Group Shows Design Center, Washington DC - International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC - The Corcoran at the Art Museum of the Americas, W. DC. 1997 - American Inaugural Art Exhibit, Washington DC - Bethesda Row Arts Festival - Northern Virginia Arts Festival 1996 - Embassy of Japan, Washington DC - Cosmos Club, Washington DC 1995 - Fireside Gallery, Arlington, VA