Welcome!

Hi!

I’m a multidisciplinary artist from Baltimore, Maryland. I make tiny dioramas with paper, wood and ink drawings. I also publish several Web comics and I do stop-motion animation.

I have a B.A. in music composition from Washington College, a certificate in computer programming, and a graduate certificate in information technology from Johns Hopkins University. I’ve been teaching Web design and WordPress at the Community College of Baltimore County and MICA since 2006.

My work has been exhibited across the USA, in Europe and in the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. My art has been featured on many websites, including This is Colossal, Beautiful Decay and The Order of the Good Death.

My art is for sale, my services for hire, and I do commissions. Write to me at jim.doran@gmail.com.

Selected Exhibits & Such

2008

  • ArtScape Penned Exhibition Baltimore, MD
  • PENNED Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, NC
  • Artful Blogging Magazine
  • Johns Hopkins National Arts Program Baltimore, MD

2009

  • PENNED Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA
  • Illustration Friday “Pick of the Week” Shaky
  • Johns Hopkins National Arts Program Baltimore, MD (first place)

2010

  • ArtScape Here, There, Anywhere Baltimore, MD
  • ArtScape Comic Wall, Baltimore, MD
  • ArtScape Banner Exhibition, Baltimore, MD
  • Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD
  • Illustration Friday Pick of the Week (Layer)
  • Videopolis, Maryland Film Festival Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD

2011

  • Lotta Art Exhibition, School33 Baltimore, MD

2012

  • Johns Hopkins National Arts Program (honorable mention) Baltimore, MD
  • Lotta Art, School33 Baltimore, MD
  • G40 Group Exhibition at ArtWino Richmond, VA
  • ArtScape RE:Purpose Exhibition Catonsville, MD
  • Heliumcowboy Presents: George Hearts Maria Hamburg, Germany
  • Memento Mori (solo show) School 33 Art Center Baltimore, Maryland
  • Storytelling: Lies, Enchantment, Humor, Truth. The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
  • Jordan Faye Contemporary Small Wonders & Spectaculars Baltimore, MD

2013

  • Johns Hopkins National Arts Program
  • Sweet ‘Art, Area 405 Baltimore, MD
  • artMRKT, San Francisco, CA
  • From the Outside at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • THE HAPPENING, Skylight Gallery, New York City, August
  • Dia de Los Muertos, Milagro, Baltimore, MD
  • Sketchbook, School33, Baltimore, MD
  • Scope, Miami Beach, FL

2014

  • “Great Villians of Gotham” & “FROM SPAWN TO SAGA: Image Comics at 22,” One-Shot Gallery at St. Mark’s Comics, NYC Spring/Summer
  • Winter Group Art Exhibit, Jacksonville, MD
  • The Happening, NYC
  • Jordan Faye Contemporary Small Wonders & Spectaculars Baltimore, MD

2015

  • At Home Group Exhibition, The Park School, Baltimore MD
  • Diorama-rama, Baltimore, MD
  • LED Ekphrasis Exhibit, Baltimore, MD
  • Ebb & Flow, ArtScape Baltimore, MD
  • Points of Departure, New Mexico State University, NM
  • Death Salon, Mütter Museum, PA
  • Jordan Faye Contemporary Small Wonders Exhibition,  Baltimore, MD

2016

  • Jordan Faye Contemporary Uniting Diverse Artists | Benefit for The Midtown Academy, Baltimore, MD
  • DIORAMA-RAMA DEUX, Baltimore, MD
  • Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • Shape, Line, Color: St. Paul School, Baltimore, MD
  • Life Soundtrack: Prince and Bowie, A visual response to musical loss. Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington D.C.

2017

  • Alchemical Vessels, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • Repurposed on Purpose, Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, MD
  • The Great Mystery Show, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Grants and Selected Commissions

  • Wrigley/Altoids Corporation – “Curiously Strong” Hall of Curiosity commission for charity auction, 2011
  • Maryland State Arts Council Artist Grant, Works on Paper, 2013

Shop

Usually, I have spoons and dioramas for sale here. I just migrated Web hosts, and I’m still setting this site up.

Please check back soon – it won’t be long!

Thank you!