Roz Dimon
Shelter Island NY // USA

Roz Dimon, KALASHNIKOV II (In solidarity with the people of Ukraine), 2016. 90x38in, archival pigment ink on canvas in black floater frame, $4,500

Roz Dimon, KALASHNIKOV II (In solidarity with the people of Ukraine), 2016. 90x38in, archival pigment ink on canvas in black floater frame, $4,500. Also available as an audiovisual NFT: KALASHNIKOV II (Animation with music by Frederic Chopin), 2022. 1920x1080px, 56 seconds, unique 1/1 animation.

I use a machine to draw a machine in my ARTIFACTS II series, ranging from safety pins and razors to high-powered semi-automatic guns. I draw with multiple brush strokes and opacities, one mark to a layer, my digital pen responsive to my touch. A powerful weapon can paradoxically look like a melody. These works speak to humankind’s inventiveness, precision, and craftsmanship while raising ethical questions about our power as the ultimate biological machine.

All proceeds to the artist go to https://unitedhelpukraine.org/ 

Roz Dimon is a pioneering digital artist with eight pieces in the digital collection of AT&T from as early as 1989. She was featured with David Hockney in a Forbes Magazine article about investing in digital art in 1991, and curated the highly acclaimed exhibition “code” in 1995.

Dimon is known for her interactive media paintings like PALE MALE, an edition of which is in the collection of The 9/11 Memorial Museum. Her work is being featured alongside such notables as Richter, Fischl and Nakagawa in an essay by art historian Gail Levin being published in Japan in March 2022. Recent grants include The National Endowment for The Arts, and The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.

In addition to 35 years of physical oil paintings, Dimon has been fortunate to have been collected by the late Walter Liedtke of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Her work was recently in the Techspressionist Exhibition “NFT NOW.”

Dimon is represented by Carter Burden Gallery in New York City.

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Roz Dimon interviewed by Michael Pierre Price, February 5, 2021.