Artist Spotlight: Dominique Zeltzman

Artist Spotlight: Dominique Zeltzman

Dominique Zeltzman’s interest in mapping everyday moments through photography, sculpture and installation, evolved from mapping everyday movements through choreography and video. Inspired by life’s residue, her current project, Detritustrata explores ways we mark time in our tides of garbage, piles of laundry, and dirty dishes. Opening Reception at Schiavone Fine Art Gallery on September 10th from 6 - 8 PM, the images capture the color and composition found in the offal of daily meals. 

Dominique Zeltzman

Sculptural plastic pillows stuffed with multicolored lint illustrate the strata of three years of clothing, hair and skin. Wasted food lines shelves, in the form of desiccated produce.

 

Dominique Zeltzman

A movement artist in San Francisco from 1991 to 2006, Dominique’s work has been performed on and off ground in the U.S. and the Czech Republic. Her narrative video, Girl Under the Table premiered in San Francisco’s Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and toured festivals worldwide. Influenced by the Judson Church postmodern era, she has created works for and with groups of “non dancers”, as well as professional artists. She engineered the scores through workshops with San Francisco sound artist Pamela Z. Collaborators include visual artist, Alicia McCarthy, illustrator/author Remy Charlip, and choreographers, Selene Colburn and Kathleen Hermesdorf.

 Dominique Zeltzman

After a fifteen year performance career in San Francisco, Dominique became a Single Mother by Choice. Her science project of artificial insemination, gestation and birth quickly evolved into a performance art of early childhood development, motherhood and survival. A Fells Point native, she returned to Baltimore in 2006. She resides in Patterson Park with her vibrant six year old daughter and is an MFA candidate in the IMDA program at UMBC.