Elliot Doughtie is a Baltimore-based artist originally from Dallas, TX. At the core of Doughtie’s work is a desire to form intimate relationships between objects and the body in proximity to the awkwardness of intimate situations. Relating alchemy, shy eroticism, the quotidian and the strange, He utilizes sculpture and installation in the service of generating new bodily experiences that transcend socially normative expectations and the inherent queerness of an object defying its assumed function.
Doughtie has been in many exhibitions including: L’OEil de Poisson (Quebec City, Quebec), Basketshop Galley (Cincinnati, OH), LangerOverDickie (Chicago, IL), Fjord Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), School 33 Art Center (Baltimore, MD), The Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, TX), Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), and Re:Art show (Brooklyn, NY). Artist residencies include L’OEil de Poisson (Quebec City, Quebec), and ACRE (Steuben, WI). Doughtie received a BA from Tulane University and a MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. He has received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and is a 2018 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant recipient.