About Yaron Dotan

Yaron Dotan is a Los Angeles-based artist who works in a variety of media and styles to produce optical drawings, narrative paintings and portraiture. He holds an MFA from Tufts University, an MS Ed. from St. John’s University, and a BA in English Literature from Queens College. In New York he has shown at Art in Flux Harlem and SPACEWOMb. Since his move to Los Angeles last year he has shown at Gallery 825, The Manhattan Beach Art Center, Gallery H, BG Gallery, CA 101 2015 and the CSU Northridge Art Gallery. He recently created an animation piece for Culture Lab that was projected and performed to at the Atwater Village Theater. He is also showing at the Jerusalem Biennale.  Before moving to LA Dotan spent ten years as an at-risk guidance counselor in Brooklyn where he worked with students to create murals in schools throughout Brooklyn. His mural efforts were broadly covered by the press, including the Brooklyn Eagle, The Home Reporter, Sing Tao Daily, Brooklyn News 12, Sinovision, and have appeared in the New York Times. As part of an ongoing project he has travelled through more than twenty states drawing roadside portraits of people from all walks of life using his signature marker and white out style in what became the Draw America Project.

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