Doreen Wittenbols is a Dutch-Canadian visual artist currently living in the United States. Trained and educated in the figurative painting tradition, she works in specific series or projects and adjusts her medium accordingly. Since 2012, her practice has become increasingly experimental including abstraction and painting onto a variety of surfaces such as books, postcards, photographs, mirrors, as well as, producing installations. Upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design (Toronto) she was awarded the academic Governor-General’s award – one of the highest honours that can be bestowed to Canadian artists. Thereafter, Wittenbols completed her MFA from Concordia University (Montreal). She is the recipient of several academic scholarships, in addition to, funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and Les Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec. After participating in two, Dutch artist residencies Wittenbols decided to relocate permanently to the Netherlands and make Amsterdam home. Since October 2018 she uprooted again and is living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Alongside her solo practice she also works collaboratively. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada, the UK, The Netherlands, New York and most recently Santa Fe & Paris. Her paintings are featured in Carte Blanche, Vol.2: PAINTING, a resource book of contemporary Canadian painters. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Marmite Prize for Painting. Her work can be found in private, public and corporate collections and her recent paintings are soon to be published in the 150th print issue of New American Paintings. She has been selected to participate in a future artist residency at the Van Gogh House AiR in Zundert, The Netherlands.