jacqueline s. dulin

I have been drawing, painting or creating art as long as I can remember. Whether it was drawing Snoopy as a child, studying the great masters of art history at university, or developing the skills of an oil painteg, the creative process has always been integral to my life. For me, creativity is a way of thinking, not just doing.

Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and art history from James Madison University. My professional life was spent as an interactive designer where my decade-long experience included tenure with the Smithsonian Institution's Freer and Sackler Galleries and with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. After leaving the field of design, I opened my art studio in Raleigh --- SignificantForm Studio. As a working artist, I  exhibited in many juried and solo shows. My paintings have won awards and are held in private collections. SignificantForm Studio is now relocated to Mitrovicë, Kosovo where I continue to pursue painting while investing in the local arts community here.

My aspiration is not only creating art, but to foster the advancement of and provide opportunities for young visual artists, to increase community awareness, appreciation, and support of local artists in Mitrovicë. Initially, I did that through being an art teacher for two years at the Kosovo Leadership Academy.

In 2017, I created a non-profit NGO arts organization and gallery, the Kosovo Art Exchange Gallery (KAE) located in downtown Mitrovica. As the executive director, I enjoy thinking of ways to create opportunities for artists in this community and sharing art with those who normally aren't exposed to art (or the arts).

My favorite artists include: Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn, Beverly McIver, Mickalene Thomas, Xu Bing, and El Anatsui.

Solo Exhibitions
2014    Room 100 Gallery, D.A.G., Durham, NC (juried solo)
2013-14 Abstract Works, A.J. Fletcher Foundation,
            Featured Artist, Raleigh, NC
2013    Raleigh HQ, Featured Sept/Oct Artist, Raleigh, NC
2013    Blake Street Gallery
2013    HagerSmith Design, V.A.E, Raleigh, NC (juried solo)

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014    Contemporary South, V.A.E., Raleigh, NC (juried group)
2014    Exchange Gallery, V.A.E., January Show, Raleigh, NC
            (juried group)
2013    Suntrust Gallery, D.A.G. 59th Annual Juried Art Exhibition,
            Durham, NC (juried group)
2013    Still, Main Gallery, V.A.E., Raleigh, NC (juried group)
2013    24th Annual N.E.W. Show, Main Gallery, V.A.E., Raleigh, NC
            (juried group)
2013    CVA: The Reflection Gallery Summer 2013 Show, Cary, NC    
            (juried group)
2013    The HUB, Raleigh, NC
2012/13  MJH Gallery - United Arts Council / V.A.E.,
            Raleigh, NC (two person show)
2012    Spiritual Spaces, Carrboro, NC (juried group)
2012    N.E.W. [Never Exhibited Works] Show, V.A.E.
            Raleigh, NC (juried group)
2012    Johnston County Art Council Arts & Food Festival
            (juried group)
2012    Open Source, V.A.E., Raleigh, NC (group)
2009    Pullen Park Advanced Painting Show, Helio's Cafe,
            Raleigh, NC (group)
1999    Smithsonian Institution Juried Staff Show,
            Washington, D.C. (juried group)

Painting / Art History double major
James Madison University