About Pro Arts
Pro Arts is an Oakland-based nonprofit arts organization that supports experimentation in the contemporary artistic process and practice through exhibitions, commissions, residency programs, research, satellite projects, digital platforms and publications. Annually we exhibit over 200 artists, conduct over 300 art education programs for youth, and reach an audience of over 8,000.
Irene Dogmatic: Desire Humor and outrage opens alongside the annual music festival and art market at Pro Arts: Stasis: A Festival Of Sound, Performance, Video & Art.
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 1980s, she was active in the Punk Scene with her bands The Beautykillers and the Kahunas plus SST. Travel writing and poetry are a constant as is Correspondence Art which she became involved in during the 70s. Her first solo show at Pro Arts, Project Space opens on December 7 through January 3, 2019.
Dogmatic’s art is about her emotion and perception of the world and politics, “I have always found American Politics distressing and as time goes on it seems more polarized until now it is just over the top.”
Opening Performance and Reception: Friday, Dec 7, 6 – 9 PM
Opening Reception: Sun, Dec 9, 12 PM