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Dottie

Dottie

Dorothy Hoover is an artist, designer and arts administrator living in Los Angeles.  Originally from Pittsburgh, she received her Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College and her Master of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from California Institute of the Arts.

Working primarily in performance and installation, her work has been seen at Machine Project, PAM, Honor Fraser, ONE Archive Gallery and the Brewery Arts Complex, among others. Her scenic designs have been featured at LACMA, REDCAT, South Coast Repertory Theater and Boston Court.

Dorothy has worked at MOCA/LA, the Guggenheim Museum and the Mattress Factory in various capacities, as well as several non-profits such as Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.

As the site curator of Worship the Brand, Dorothy is thrilled to work with artists from all different backgrounds and experiences and to help foster opportunities for artists to gain exposure and support.
Artist, designer, futurist, and cultural influencer Antonio Brasko is known for the kick ass creative he’s done for leading brands including Nike, Adidas, and Dr. Marten’s, but in his free time, he’s busy exploring the intersection of fashion and street art with his “Brandalism” series of Montana spray paint cans. With...
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Canadian artist Dorota Pankowska kicks brand-inspired art into the stratosphere by using actual products to create her hilarious, conceptual, and often edible art. I was thrilled to be able to ask “Dori the Giant” about what inspires her, how she comes up with her original ideas, and how her foodie street...
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Here’s a short list of my favorite art sites, which never fail to inspire me. These sites are from all over and offer a well-rounded perspective of the art world.  It’s Nice That This British site “champions creativity across the art and design world,” covering everything from fashion shoots to high...
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Atlanta-based artist Gregor Turk talks to WTB site director Dottie – tackling everything from lamps to maps, to his burning love for a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible. 1. You are the very definition of a multi-disciplinary artist, working in photography, sculpture, ceramics… you even make lamps! What medium did you start...
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These artists will inspire you to create work beyond what you thought possible.  Last week we featured an in-depth interview with our very first Artist-In-Residence (AIR), Miami-based Jonathan Stein, all about his incredible Swarovski encrusted Matzoh boxes, Red Bull and Spam cans. His droll sense of humor makes for quite...
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Jonathan Stein appropriates iconic brands to make a personal statement through his stunning, hand-cast bronze sculptures that he encrusts with thousands of Swarovski crystals.  1. Can you describe when you first realized that creating was something you had to do? Ever since I was a child, I’ve had a love of...
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Artist Daniel Arsham thinks about the past… a lot. He re-imagines objects once used everyday but have since faded from the zeitgeist like Polaroid cameras and real film projectors. It seems hard to believe, but these cameras have been cast using shattered glass. Using an untraditional material to cast a relic...
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Hey Dottie, Are there any great art classes you would recommend to a new artist? You can never underestimate the power of good, beginning drawing class. Even if you only take one drawing class and never pick up a pencil again, preferring collage, photography or sculpture, practicing drawing teaches you how...
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Greetings artists and welcome to our exciting new site, Worship the Brand! I’m Dottie, the site curator, and I’m here to take you on a little journey through all the inspiring and fascinating content we have created just for you.

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Coco Chanel once said “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” Chinese artist Mu Chen’s take on Chanel’s iconic logo for her “Color” series certainly stands out from the crowd. Using five different types of earth collected specifically from China and using an ancient method of tamping earth,...
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