Picture Credit: Birds, Dorothée King, 2017.
For the last fifteen ten years, I have worked internationally as a teacher in art education, as an artist-researcher for universities of the arts, as curator, and artist.
Art is a necessity. We must capture the beauty and absurdity of life, make people laugh and think, make the mundane strange: in order to perceive and understand each other.
Art education is not a one- man-show. I believe in non-hierarchical collaborative work, and enjoy creating environments, which provide support and growth for students and staff.
My aim is to guide, inspire and support art students from BA to PhD level in their attempt to express themselves through their artistic beliefs. I teach them to articulate their visions and get connected.
I studied art, design, art history and art education in Denmark, England, and Germany. After teaching at RISD, in Berlin and Austria, I currently head the department for art and design education at Basel School of Design, Switzerland.
I travel the world with my husband Colin Guthrie King to share and experience magic as shifts in perception, as mommy of Basil and Fransje, friend of animals, bird portrait artist, kale lover, meditation enthusiast, and practising ashtanga yogi.
Dorothée King, 2019