Dorian Lynde is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Her work is most often centered around investigations into the systems of power and inequity concealed within the cultural signifiers of femininity.

Much of Dorian's work involves hand painting production cels, a process of painting vinyl paint onto celluloid sheets that are most often used in animation. It is a historically gendered practice, with roots in Walt Disney Studio's policy to bar women from contributing creatively to their productions, instead hiring them for the ink and paint department.






2012- 2014

Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California - "Buying Power"

Venice Family Clinic Auction, Venice, California - "Perfex Production Cel #5"

0-0 LA Gallery, Los Angeles, California - “Gleam”, “Climax”

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California - "Buying Power Commercials 1-4" 

Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina - Above The Rim

California State Democrat Convention, San Diego, California - "Buying Power"

Superchief Gallery, Los Angeles, California - "Buying Power"


Also Gallery, Los Angeles, California - Mistakes, "Snowy Production Cels 1-3"

Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina - "No Damsel"

3W Biennial, Athens, Greece - "No Damsel: Time and Place"

Legal Goods, Los Angeles, California - "She Can't Burn Without Fire"


Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California - "Diamonds of Del Paso"

South Bay Contemporary Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, California - Outside Inside

Bombay Beach Biennale, Salton Sea, California - "Pray For Rain"

Colors2, Raleigh, North Carolina - "Little Promises" 


Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan - Fairy Tales

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California - "Silence Was Golden"

Square Gallery, Maroochydore, Australia - Interior/Exterior

Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, California - "LOS ANGELES"

Love Gallery, Denver, Colorado - "One And Only"


Q Gallery, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, Minnesota - Correspondance

Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Los Angeles, California - Snap To Grid

CC Gallery, Toronto, Canada - Dream City

Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Ontario - How I Love You Installation

90th Annual Exhibition of Photography, Hart House, Toronto, Ontario

Vision, One Spadina, Toronto, Ontario


Invited Talks


M/Used with Charles Long, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles, California


TEDxItaewon, Seoul, South Korea

Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, California