Douglas Breault (b.1990) works as an interdisciplinary artist, frequently overlapping elements from photography, painting, sculpture, and video. He received his MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in 2017, and he currently divides his time between Boston and Providence. His work has been included in exhibitions and screenings at various institutions including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Bristol Art Museum, the Stone Gallery at Boston University, and the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts. He currently teaches art at Bridgewater State University, Holyoke Community College, RISD Continuing Education, and is the Exhibitions Manager at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA.
Materiality is essential to develop my ideas, subordinating form to process. I freely misapply traditional artistic methods of painting, photography, and sculpture by misaligning materials and connecting collected fragments. I relish obliterated or overexposed photographs culled from personal archives, and deconstruct banal objects to disarm their function. Strategies of mimicry and abstraction bring into question truth and transformation. These accumulations coalesce object, image, and narrative into physical space.