Alex Dordoy was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and studied painting and printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2007. In 2009, he moved to Amsterdam to undertake a two-year residency at the independent artists’ institute, De Ateliers. Dordoy aims to expand the traditional flatness of painting and image-making by producing works that explore beyond the limits of the canvas or page and move into the three-dimensional physical world. He makes work across a variety of media, often blurring the boundaries between each with a playful, innovative and experimental approach to materials. Important solo exhibitions have included persistencebeatsresistence at Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2014), Krast and Caster Crack Autumn at Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam (2013), and Winner at The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2009).