Marc Dimov

Resides
Boston, MA
Born
Great Barrington, MA 1980
Website

Born in The Berkshires, Massachussets, Marc Dimov's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in New York, Louisiana, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Ohio, New Jersey and Switzerland. Dimov has been featured in magazines, including Black Book and Vanity Fair - the latter describing his work as "noteworthy and striking". His work is in The Mill Neck Manor Collection and has received various awards, commissions, and residencies including the Blue Vision Summit Scholarship and the Brooke Zimmerman Memorial Award.

Marc has created work based on such topics as land use, water, pollution, food, and sustainability in New England, Bulgaria, New Zealand and Hawaii. He holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, and in 2011 he set up an artist residency at Wild Edibles, a sustainable seafood distributor based in Manhattan, to work on his series One Fish Two Fish.

 

 

One Fish Two Fish

In one of his latest series, One Fish Two Fish, Dimov explores the physical make-up of over-exploited fish both as individuals and as whole species. Upon reading National Geographic's April 2007 issue "Saving The Sea's Bounty," he felt compelled to make a statement regarding the global fish crisis. These images were created by placing the specimens on a light table and backlighting them to render the fish in silhouette. The resulting photographs punctuate their contours while disguising their central details. The idea was to make graphic photographs by removing these subjects from their natural environments and suggesting a bigger idea. Fishermen complain that many fish stocks have been depleted by 70-90% in the last twenty years. The obscurity in Dimov's photographs reflect how we literally cannot see these fish in our oceans any longer. He hopes this obscurity permits wonderment and evokes a sense of beauty for these creatures in addition to opening up a dialogue about sustainable fishing practices.

Education

2005
BFA Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA.

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2011
New Work By Marc Dimov and Carl Wilen, Zia Gallery, Winnetka, IL (Two-Person).

2010
Fish Silhouettes, French Culinary Institute, NYC (Solo).

2005
Untitled Portraits, SCAT Gallery, Somerville, MA (Solo).

2004
One Square Mile, Studio 326 - SOWA Studios, Boston, MA (Solo).

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
A picnic and Smokes, QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY.
The 24th Annual MassArt Juried Auction, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA.

2012
Zia Gallery Artists Summer Group Exhibition, Zia Gallery, Winnetka, IL.
Art Takes Times Square, Hosted By Artists Wanted, Times Square, New York City, NY.
Quattro, Raw Gallery, Long Island City, NY.
The 23rd Annual MassArt Juried Auction, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA.

2011
KiptonArt Rising 2012 Finalists Show, Scoop Soho, New York City, NY
Eye Buy Art at the Flash Forward Festival, Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston, MA
The 22nd Annual MassArt Juried Auction, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA.

2010
KiptonArt Rising 2011 Finalists, KiptonArt Access Space, Wall Street, and Andrew Martin Showroom at D&D Building, New York, NY.
Flow, Rolex Learning Center at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne / Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
The 21st Annual MassArt Juried Auction, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA.
Passages, The Seven Seas Gallery, Nantucket, MA.
Fish Silhouettes, Pool Art Fair at Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY.

2009
The Boston Drawing Project, 10 Years On And Going Strong, Carroll And Sons Art Gallery, Boston, MA.
Wall to Wall, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ.
NurtureArt Benefit, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY.
The Sprit World, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, New Orleans, LA.
What's New What's Next at 200 Lex, McGuire Showroom at New York Design Center, New York, NY.
Alpan International 2009, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY.
Soho Photo's 14th Annual National Photography Competition, Soho Photo, New York, NY.
PMc Photographers Group Show, BoConcept, New York, NY.
Crest Fest 2009, Crest Hardware, Brooklyn, NY.
D.U.M.B.O. Show, powerHouse Arena / New York Photo Festival '09, Brooklyn, NY.
We Are All Photographers Now, powerHouse Arena / New York Photo Festival '09, Brooklyn, NY.
The 20th Annual MassArt Juried Auction, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA.
A Show of Love, Gallery 128, New York City, NY.

2008

Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists’ Space, New York, NY.
NurtureArt Benefit, James Cohen Gallery, New York, NY.
Designers’ Showcase, Mill Neck Manor, Mill Neck, NY.
The 19th Annual MassArt Juried Auction, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA.

2007
International Drawing Annual, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
SPLIT, Drawing Room, Portland, ME.
Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artists’ Space, New York, NY.
Works on Paper, Cue Art Foundation, New York, NY.
The 18th Annual MassArt Juried Auction, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA.

2006
Crossing Boundaries, Pigmentia Gallery, Medford, MA.
Photography Now, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA.
The 17th Annual MassArt Juried Auction, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA.

2005
Sold Out, President's Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA.
Revolution, President's Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA.

2004
Elements, President's Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA.

2003
Overhung, Oni Gallery, Boston, MA.
Thirteen, Life Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA.
Another Group Show, Studio 326 - SOWA Studios, Boston, MA.
Group Show Studio 326, Studio 326 - SOWA Studios, Boston, MA.

2002
Relics, Firehouse Gallery, Garden City, NY.

Reviews and Publications

2011
Stellazine, "Flash Forward Day One", Stella Kramer, 06/02/11.

2010
KiptonART Blog, "KiptonART Rising 2011 Finalist Marc Dimov at Andrew Martin Showroom", 10/19/10.
The Quest For "It", "KiptonART Rising 2011", Tia Walker, 10/08/10.
Hey Hot Shot! - A Jen Beckman Project, "Animals", Stacy Oborn, 08/27/10.

2009
KiptonART, "Curatorial Partnership with McGuire", Zev Eisenberg, 8/26/09.
ArtSpace@16 Online Gallery, "Making The Seen", Featured Photographer, 6/12/09
Vanity Fair, "Creatures of The Night", Rebecca Sacks, 5/11/09.
Photo Video Productions, "Group show at powerHouse Arena D.U.M.B.O.", Tia Walker, 5/08/09.
Black Book, "Patrick McMullan Photo Show: Subjectively Good", Eisley Tauginas, 5/11/09.

2007
"Manifest Gallery International Drawing Annual" – Exhibition-in-Print.

2005
Somerville Community Access Television, "Interview with the artist", 7/12/05, Janet Cormier.

Collections

Mill Neck Manor – School For The Deaf, Mill Neck, NY.
Private Collections

Grants, Awards and Scholarships

2011
Recipient of Blue Vision Summit Scholarship

2010
KiptonArt Rising 2011 Finalist
Artist's residency at Wild Edibles, NYC
Leica Photo Scavenger Hunt

2009
Artist's residency at Wild Edibles, NYC
Soho Photo's 14th Annual National Photography Competition

2007
Manifest Gallery International Drawing Annual – Exhibition-in-Print

2002
Brooke Zimmerman Memorial Award

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