Dorri Thyden

Dorri Thyden has been involved in art projects for more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., California and Arizona. Inspired by the vibrant colors and larger than life landscapes of the southwest, she likes to create large, bright and vivid paintings with a creative perspective. She focuses on everyday objects or themes and applies a unique spin and massive splash of color. With her background in government, law and politics, Dorri also gravitates towards creating political art that depicts themes related to civic engagement and awareness.

Dorri developed her style with an eye towards simplicity. She uses art to contradict the complexities of the world by creating unassuming, colorful images that convey myriad of messages. She usually paints using pure, bright colors, only occasionally mixing or graying colors and enjoys extending the lines of objects to illustrate a motion of melding colors. She uses color to inspire and believes that art can play a pivotal role in lifting spirits and balancing quality of life – not only by appreciating art but creating it.

Master of Public Policy (MPP), International Security & Economic Policy, School of Public Affairs,University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Shows & Exhibitions

International Juried Group Show, Us: What Divides Us and What Unites Us, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Group Show, Contrast and Color, Puerta’s Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Solo Show, Artful Politics, Puerta’s Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Group Show, Kinship and the Politics of Healthcare, Puerta’s Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Group Show, Altered State and the Complex Emergence of Legalized Marijuana, Puerta’s Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Juried Show, Art as Politics, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Solo Show, ArTechtic, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Solo Show, Capitol Colors – Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Solo Show, Inspire and Influence with Derede McAlpin – Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Group Show, Democratic Art Auction, Triptych Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Private Solo Show, Perspectives, Private Residence, Washington, DC
Private Solo Show, Petal Burst, Private Residence, Washington, DC

Exhibit, Spoonz Cafe, Phoenix AZ
Exhibit, Pacific Design Center, Crestron Showroom, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibit, Arizona Art Alliance Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Exhibit, AZ House of Representatives, Phoenix, AZ
Exhibit, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Washington, DC
Exhibit, Delta in Skin, Paradise Valley, AZ
Exhibit, The Lead Group, Phoenix, AZ
Participant, Urban Arts Project, Washington, DC
Participant, Arizona Art Alliance, Phoenix, AZ
Participant, Sunnyslope Art Walk, Phoenix, AZ

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