Douglas Breault

Night Swimming
Mixed Media
ID Number: 0024

Douglas Breault is an interdisciplinary artist based in Boston and Providence. He received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in 2017. Douglas’ work encompasses elements from photography, painting, sculpture, and video, often in unconventional ways. He has exhibited his work at prestigious institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Bristol Art Museum, and the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, as well as galleries including Amos Eno Gallery and VSOP Projects in New York. Douglas is also the Exhibitions Director at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA and is represented by Nearby Gallery in Newton, MA.

In his own words, Douglas describes his approach: “I freely misapply traditional artistic methods of photography, painting, and sculpture by purposely misaligning materials and connecting collected fragments. Materiality is essential to develop my ideas, subordinating form to process. These accumulations coalesce objects, images, and narrative into physical space using mimicry and abstraction to question truth and transformation.” Douglas often uses obliterated images downloaded and printed from the internet, along with banal objects, to build connections between narrative and memory. His work combines a digital excavation with the sculptural element of altered objects and images, resulting in thought-provoking and visually striking pieces.