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Irene Dogmatic actively started her career as an artist in 1972. She has lived and worked between San Francisco, New York and Berkeley. 

Being both a visual and performance artist in SF in the early 1980's she was active in the Punk Scene  with   her  bands 
The Beautykillers and the Kahunas plus SST which was photographed  by 
Rick Soloway.

Travel writing and poetry are a constant as is Correspondence Art which she became involved in during  the '70s.

Dadamatic Mail Art
Collection of Bancroft Library UC Berkeley, CA.

Travel writing can be read at The Global Dispatches.

Her paintings have been featured in Esquire, NY Woman, Ms, Elle Decor, House and Garden and her Pet Portraits were sold at Mabels of NYC.

Residency at Vermont Studio Center, April 2018.

​Mural works are in room B12 at the (Artbreak or Ye Olde) Carlton Arms Hotel in Manhattan.
Occidental College, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley, BA Painting 1967
San Francisco State University, MA Painting 1971

Animania, A Visual Journal, Garage Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 2016
Garage Gallery, Berkeley, CA. Aug.30 - Sept.15 2013 
San Francisco Public LIbrary 2010: 
'Dog Me Around' comic dog portraits by Irene Dogmatic.
Berkeley YWCA, Nov. 1998
California State College, Hayward 1989
University of Minnesota, Morris, MN. 1989
Galerie du Bout Du Monde, ST. Hippolyte du Fort 34, France 1988
SFMOMA Artists Gallery 1979

Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA 2018
La Luz de Jesus Gallery: LA, CA September 2017, The Coaster Show 
Hayward Arts Council: Juried Show, Oct.3 - Nov.17 2016
​Marin Society of Artists: 'In Your Dreams', Oct. 2016, National Juried Show
Falkirk Cultural Center San Rafael CA Spring Inspiration 2016, Juried Exposition
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara CA  Dec.2013 - Jan. 2014:
statewide painting competition and exhibition.
Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 'The Carlton Arms Hotel Project'  2007
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA 2006:
'Dog Show, Every Artist Has Their Day' 
Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA  20th Annual National Juried Show 2003
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA  Memorias (Day of the Dead) 2002
Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Sta., Santa Monica, CA  Juried Exhibition 2001
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA  43rd Annual Juried Award Exhibition, 
winner Winsor-Newton Watercolor Award 1999
Carlton Arms Hotel NYC 1988, 'The Jungle Room', room B12 

Elle Décor Magazine, cover Pet Portrait Dec-Jan. 1992-93 
Brutus Magazine Japan, article about the Carlton Arms Project  May 1989
New York Woman Magazine, cover, dog portrait  July 1989
Esquire Magazine, 'Their Arts Belong to Dada' August 1974 

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Artist’s Grant , Oct. 2001
KTEH Auction, San Jose, CA First Prize, Painting/Drawing Nov. 2000
Artists’ Colony, Cummington Community of the Arts, Cummington, MA 1986
Correspondence Art collection from Dadamatic Art Exhibition, SF Main Library,
now owned by the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley.

Award Winner: Marshall Cummings and Associates, Corporate Art Competition 
Painting purchased by the Canadian-Imperial Bank of Commerce, NYC 1988
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