A 2012 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Dornith Doherty was born in Houston, Texas and received a B.A. cum laude from Rice University and a MFA in Photography from Yale University. She currently resides in Southlake and is Distinguished Research Professor of Art at the University of North Texas. In addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship, she has also received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Society for Contemporary Photography, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the United States Department of the Interior. She was named 2016 Texas State Artist 2D by the Texas State Legislature.
Doherty’s work has been featured in exhibitions in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, (2014), The Exchange, Penzance, England, (2014), the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (2014), the Amon Carter Museum of Art, (2013), Tucson Museum of Art, (2013), the Museum of Photography, Rafaela, Argentina, (2013), the Museum Belvédère, the Netherlands, (2012), the New Mexico Museum of Art, (2011), the Bluecoat, Liverpool, England (2011), the Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife, Spain (2011), and the Encuentros Abiertos Photography Biennial in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010). Her work is in numerous permanent collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas; the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas; the Museum of Fine Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minnesota; the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut; the Museet Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark; UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Goldman-Sachs in New York, Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans, Sprint Corporation in Kansas, the City of Denton, Texas, and the Federal Reserve Bank in Houston.
Doherty’s work has been featured by Photo-eye, Smith Journal Australia, Fool Magazine, Feature Shoot, SHFT, Tomboy Tarts, Oxford Literary Journal, Oxford American Journal, Wired Magazine, I Love Texas Photo, Elizabeth Avedon, SPOT, Fraction magazine, the New Yorker magazine’s Photo Booth, American Way magazine, American Photo Index, and Hyperallergic, among others.
Recent lectures include TEDx Monterey (2013).