Lucia Dohrmann is an early career artist living and working in Adelaide/Tarndanya, graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2017. Lucia’s work is held in a number of private collections, and has been exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions. Selected solo exhibitions include ‘Visible Silence’, West Gallery Thebarton, Adelaide, 2020; ‘Pattern and Repetition’, UniSA Yungondi Gallery, Adelaide, 2018; and selected group exhibitions include ‘Pliable Planes’, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 2022, ‘Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria, 2021, and ‘Hatched: National Graduate Exhibition’, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, 2018
Lucia’s practice centres on the intersections between pattern and repetition, textile processes and mathematics, within the fields of painting and textiles. Simple geometric forms that often feature in her works, such as grids and circles, are closely associated to these systems of order.
Lucia’s work primarily focuses on the materials used and the time-intensive processes of unpicking and reconstructing that she employs. Her works make visible the materiality and physical construction of her chosen ground, painters’ canvas: a pliable grid of woven threads. The processes undertaken challenge the idea that canvas acts simply as a ground or support for a painting. It is the handmade quality and painstaking processes that help the works to achieve a softness and warmth and evoke an emotional sensibility that is reflected back to the viewer.