About Dominic Killiany
Dominic is an 25 year old young man who lives in Watertown, MA.
He is a graduate of Nashoba Learning Group (2016) and Boston Higashi (2020), private schools for children and young adults with autism.
Dominic's art is his passion. As an autistic artist, art is his visual poetry and connection
to the world. His thoughts, emotions and expression are represented through a
symbolic language of theme, color, texture, composition and material.
Through the dynamic interplay of universal elements of light and dark, geometric shapes, letters and numbers, he transforms his observations and solitude
into a fluid language of abstract expressionism.
His paintings of safari animals represent the tribal, collective circle that connects us all as one family. He wants them to engage you, invite you to witness our collective interconnection, inspire you to experience the exotic in ourselves and others and evoke primal emotion.
His family's profound love, unwavering support and commitment to his happiness,
well-being and self- sufficiency, continue to make it possible for him to develop
a language through art, to share who he is with you.
It is in this sharing he finds happiness.
Dominic enjoys art, music, mathematics and his family. His art makes him the happiest,
keeps him creatively, expressively and purposefully engaged and connected to the world.
It is earning him recognition as well as an opportunity for self-sufficiency.
At 3 years old, from his car seat, he observed the world from his window.
He read street signs, remembered the journey and illustrated it when he got home.
By 14 years old he was enjoying the painting process for hours developing
intricate patterns of interlocking shapes and forms through paint by numbers.
He is inspired and self- taught and continues to be self-directed.
His family, teachers and friends form a circle of support that embrace him and
encourage him to express himself through painting, exhibiting and selling his works.
In 2014 He had his first exhibition at the Watertown Public Library.
In 2017, He had his first solo exhibition at the Landau Gallery, Belmont, MA.
In 2018, he was invited to exhibit at the Open Door Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum which continued on to Boston. He has been published in Studio Visit Magazine,
(Vol. 40, 2017 ) and in the Spring/Summer (Vols. 45 & 46, 2019).
He has been published inStudio Visit Magazine, (Vol.40, 2017 ) and in the Spring/Summer (Vols. 45& 46, 2019). In 2019, he became a contributing artist on ArtLifting.com.
In the spring of 2020, 10 of his paintings in variable dimensions of "digifuse" panels were chosen for permanent exhibit at the Louis DePasquale Universal Design Playground at
Danehy Park in Cambridge, MA.
In 2022 he exhibited at Lab Central/MIT, Cambridge, MA (in all 4 of their facilities) from November 2022 to February 2023.
Dominic was awarded FINALIST in VSA 2021 Emerging Young Artists Competition at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC. His painting "Purple Lights of the City" will be on display in DC and will tour the US through 2023.
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