About

Dorothy Ries Faison is a multinational visual artist working within a revisionist historical narrative. She has created a unique hybrid of the narrative, naturalist and marine painting genres within the framework of contemporary painting. The work has layered meanings, illusions and allusions that transcends straightforward interpretation. 

An artist from diverse cultures and education, Faison was born in New York, raised in Latin America, and moved to Hawaii at 13. In 2014 Faison and her filmmaker partner relocated and established a printmaking studio in SW France. 

Faison is the recipient of individual fellowships in painting from both the Western States NEA and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Honolulu Art Museum Cox and Melusine Awards. Her list of museum and institutional galleries is long and her work is in museum, public and major private collections including the Honolulu Art Museum, The Hawaii State Art Museum and the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco.

Faison has a Master of Fine Arts from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, a B.F.A. from University of Hawaii Manoa