Sep 12th 2020

The good lord broke the mold
So there will never be another
My beloved
My beloved
They cried as children
And Friends lined
The procession
To the top of Fox Hill
The weight of the earth
As our gaze
Sinks down into the grave
Singing gracefully
It is finished
The battle is over
It is finished
And there’ll be no more war

— Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial, 2019

Dominique Knowles (Bahamian, b. 1996) lives and works in Chicago, IL. Knowles received both his MFA in Painting as a New Artist Society Award full scholar in 2020 as well as his BFA in 2017 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Awards include the 2013 Dean’s List of Columbia College, the 2012 Collegiate Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama, 2011 Global Young Leaders United Nations, 2011 S.F.H.J.A. Jr. Hunt Seat Medal Finals Champion and The Winter Equestrian Festival. Knowles is a current nominee of The Leslie Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship. Recent solo exhibitions include Soccer Club Club (Chicago, IL), Goldfinch Projects (Chicago, IL), The Green Gallery East (Milwaukee, WI), The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (Nassau, Bahamas) and Popop Studios (Nassau, Bahamas). Knowles’ participation in group exhibitions consist of Galerie Emanuel Layr (Vienna, Austria / Rome, Italy) hosted by Sperling (Munich, Germany) in Various Others, Popop Studios (Nassau, Bahamas), The Bahamas International Film Festival (Nassau, Bahamas), The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Medulla Gallery (Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago), 14°N 61° W (Martinique), Hilger BROTKunsthalle (Vienna, Austria), Halle 14 (Leipzig, Germany), Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst, Illinois), Andrew Rafacz (Chicago, IL), The Packing Plant (Nashville, TN), Julius Caesar (Chicago, IL) and Four Flags: Chicago Manuel Style (Chicago, IL). Knowles has participated in residencies at The Suburban (Milwaukee, WI) and Liquid Courage Gallery (Nassau, Bahamas). He was Gallery Associate at Iceberg Projects (Chicago, IL) and has curated group exhibitions at Popop Studios (Nassau, Bahamas) as well as The Condo Association (Chicago, IL). Knowles is featured in publications such as Artforum (online), Mousse Magazine (online), Frieze Magazine (online), The Chicago Tribune, Bad at Sports, Hyperallergic, Arc Magazine, Blank Canvas podcast, New American Painting, The Seen Journal & The Poor Farm Press.

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