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Dornith Doherty

Lot 24

Husk Corn (Landrace), from the series Archiving Eden, 2009

ESTIMATE: $6,500

Chromogenic Lenticular, Printed in 2009, Edition 1/3, 43 ⅛ x 42 ⅛ inches, signed in ink on back

Courtesy of the artist, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX and Moody Gallery, Houston, TX


Dornith Doherty’s work explores the relationship between the natural environment and human agency, while raising questions of how cultural aspirations and fear govern what is saved in nature and why. She received a B.A. from Rice University and an M.F.A. from Yale University before becoming a distinguished research professor of art at the University of North Texas. A 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, Doherty has also received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Foundation, and the United States Department of the Interior. The Texas Legislature named her a 2016 Texas State Artist. Her work has been exhibited and collected extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and was included in recent exhibitions at the Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona (2013); Bluecoat, Liverpool, England (2013); Museum Belvédère, Oranjewoud, Netherlands (2012); New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe (2011); and Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (2011).

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