Irene Dogmatic actively started her career as an artist in 1972. She has lived and worked between San Francisco, New York and Berkeley.
Being both a visual and performance artist in SF in the early 1980's she was active in the Punk Scene with her bands
The Beautykillers and the Kahunas plus SST which was photographed by
Travel writing and poetry are a constant as is Correspondence Art which she became involved in during the '70s.
SF main Public Library
Her paintings have been featured in Esquire, NY Woman, Ms, Elle Decor, House and Garden and her Pet Portraits were sold at Mabels of NYC.
She also has a piece in the collection of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in NYC.
Mural works are in room B12 at the (Artbreak or Ye Olde) Carlton Arms Hotel in Manhattan.
Occidental College, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley, BA Painting 1967
San Francisco State University, MA Painting 1971
ONE AND TWO-PERSON SHOWS
Animania, A Visual Journal, Garage Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 2016
Garage Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Aug.30 - Sept.15 2013
San Francisco Public LIbrary 2010:
'Dog Me Around' comic dog portraits by Irene Dogmatic.
Rabbitears El Cerrito, CA 2010. Some pieces currently on exhibit.
Berkeley YWCA, Nov. 1998
California State College, Hayward 1989
University of Minnesota, Morris, MN. 1989
Galerie du Bout Du Monde, ST. Hippolyte du Fort 34, France 1988
SFMOMA Artists Gallery 1979
Hayward Arts Council: Juried Show, Oct.3 - Nov.17 2016.
Marin Society of Artists: 'In Your Dreams', Oct. 2016, National Juried Show.
Falkirk Cultural Center San Rafael CA. Spring Inspiration 2016, Juried Exposition.
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara CA., Dec.2013 - Jan. 2014:
statewide painting competition and exhibition.
The Dog Days of Summer Show, Garage Gallery, Berkeley, CA. 2008
Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 'The Carlton Arms Hotel Project' 2007
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA 2006:
'Dog Show, Every Artist Has Their Day'
Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA. 20th Annual National Juried Show 2003
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA. Memorias (Day of the Dead) 2002
Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Sta., Santa Monica, CA. Juried Exhibition 2001
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA.43rd Annual Juried Award Exhibition,
winner Winsor-Newton Watercolor Award 1999
PRESS AND PUBLICITIY
Elle Décor Magazine, cover Pet Portrait Dec-Jan. 1992-93
Brutus Magazine Japan, article about the Carlton Arms Project May 1989
New York Woman Magazine, cover, dog portrait July 1989
Esquire Magazine, 'Their Arts Belong to Dada' August 1974
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Artist’s Grant , Oct. 2001
KTEH Auction, San Jose, CA First Prize, Painting/Drawing Nov. 2000
Artists’ Colony, Cummington Community of the Arts, Cummington, MA 1986
Award Winner: Marshall Cummings and Associates, Corporate Art Competition.
Painting purchased by the Canadian-Imperial Bank of Commerce, NYC 1988