Dorothea’s love for making sculpture began with stone and wood carving. Now she works with all sorts of media, often exploring the tension between traditional materials and a variety of ‘lowly’ every-day or found stuff. Her installations point towards architectural, historical and environmental concerns. She creates sculptures, re-evaluating the human form and investigating our contemporary engagement with the body. In other works, either the material qualities drive the theme of a work or the material is chosen to fit the concept, enquiry, issue and observation.
Inspired by her frequent travels to Japan, her explorations include assemblages on paper and on traditional Japanese scrolls, wood block printing, and etching. She has also designed book covers.
She has a studio practice at Queensrollahouse, West London, and has exhibited through Suffolk and Kingsgate Workshops Open Studios as well as in group and solo shows in London.
In addition, since 1984 Dorothea has been teaching the Alexander Technique to music students at the Royal Academy of Music and in her private practice in London and abroad.
2020 ‘Colour Boom -2nd Edition’ Boomer Gallery London
2020 ‘The Spiritual Exercise’ online exhibition
2019 ‘Life’s a Riot…’ Camden Image Gallery London
2019 ‘Afters’ 10th Anniversary Exhibition Art Hub Gallery Deptford London
2017 ‘Caught-un-wares’ Fellowship House Hampstead Garden Suburb London
2016 ‘Excavating the Sky’ The Square Gallery London
2014 ‘Within You Without You’ Group Show Lumen Gallery London
2014 ‘dis – em – bodied’ Kingsgate Gallery London
2013 ‘The Albany – A Portrait’ Group Show The Albany London.
2012 ‘Transience’ Hortensia Gallery London
2012 ‘Mid-year Show’ Hortensia Gallery London
2009 ‘Alumni’ Hortensia Gallery London
2009 Final Degree Show Goldsmiths College London
2008 ‘Climate for Change’ Circle Community Projects London
2008 ‘Summer School’ Stadthalle Augsburg Germany
2008 ‘Unhomely’ Group Show Lewisham Arthouse London
2008 ‘Twelve Steps’ Group Show Basement Shoreditch Town Hall London
2006 Diploma Show Hortensia Gallery London
2004 Slade Summer School Final Show, London
2002 Group Exhibition Blackheath Library London
2011 – 2012 Professional Development, Sculpture, KCC, London
2006 – 2009 BA Fine Art Goldsmiths College, University of London
2005 – 2006 HNC Diploma Fine Art, Kensington and Chelsea College, London
2004 Art Foundation Slade Summer School
1997 – 2006 Portland Sculpture Trust