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Carlos Dorrien

  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Birth Date b. 1948
1. photo: courtesy of the artist

“Even with a public piece one wants to make beautiful objects, to provoke questions, to make a personal statement; but finally public art is a gift to others, and if you love your medium, that magic comes through.”
Carlos Dorrien is an accomplished stone sculptor, who studied at the Montserrat School of Art and the Massachusetts College of Art. He has traveled extensively, visiting many archaeological sites and his work often refers to ancient architecture to create powerful examples of contemporary public art.
He has been commissioned to produce works for the Stamford Courthouse, Connecticut; the Minuteman Bikeway, Cambridge; Congress Street Plaza and the State Archives and Museum, Boston; Logan International Airport and other sites in Massachusetts. Dorrien currently lives and works in Massachusetts and Vermont. He has been a member of the faculty in the art department at Wellesley College since 1984.

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