Dorian FitzGerald makes monumental paintings of materially excessive situations, using an idiosyncratic technique he has been refining for several years. The works are largely concerned with the economy of fine objects – their commission and provenance, collection and dissemination, means of exchange and assignation of value – as well as the labour and materials involved in their creation. FitzGerald was a Visiting Artist to Open Studio in 2022-23. He used the residency opportunity to integrate screenprinting with the techniques from his existing painting practice
FitzGerald has received various grants from federal, provincial, and municipal granting bodies, including a Chalmers Fellowship Research Grant (2018). His work is part of public collections at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Musée des Beaux Arts in Montreal, as well as private collections in Canada, the USA and Europe. He lives and works in Toronto, where he is represented by the Clint Roenisch Gallery.