My current body of work explores recognizable forms in the human face and body while focusing on what human features are easiest to represent. In many pieces I investigate how far forms can be pushed into more than one recognizable image while incorporating human and evolutionary aspects.
Many of these works are inspired from initial observation of features and in-depth research of transitions through evolution. In order to properly incorporate the evolution of the body I studied our human taxonomy. The insight this provided allowed me to explore possible interpretations researchers have made about the present physical human form. With my anthropological research, referencing human taxonomy through 3D skull mold replicas, scientific sketches, and live painting human features has inspired the challenge of rendering human recognition through the process of painting with various materials connecting our origins to the present.
Born in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1994, Dominique Giosa majors in painting and anthropology and minors in ceramics at Louisiana State University of Baton Rouge. The duality of her research in art and anthropology leads her to create work with unique insight on the human body across evolutionary and social aspects in multiple mediums. This reflection on her research strongly influences her renderings of the human figure. Recognized nationally and internationally, she has shown work in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, and Ballyvaughan, Ireland.