Chris Dorland was born in Montreal, Canada and lives and works in New York City. Dorland's hallucinatory and entropic paintings create a layered and networked world of images and signs using stock photography, corporate logos and architectural imagery. His dark humored paintings and videos explore themes of public architecture, cyber culture, advertising and decay commenting on the increasing abstraction of everyday life in our post-internet world. Dorland received his BFA Summa Cum Laude, Painting, at Purchase College in 2002. He has exhibited at The Suburban, Winkleman Gallery, I-20 Gallery, Sikkema Jenkins, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Gasser and Grunert, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Rental, Portugal Arte 10, Valentina Bonomo Gallery, and the Neuberger Museum among others. In 2009 he curated Skin Jobs at Marc Selwyn Fine Art and in 2012 he curated DATA TRASH at I-20 Gallery. He has done projects with J Crew, The Standard Hotel, Gossip Girl and Make Skateboards as well as a large scale indoor mural at the Juilliard School of Music.