Hazel Dooney
> 2016 DOONEY LIVES
> 2013 TEN DICTA FOR YOUNG WOMEN WHO ARE ARTISTS
> 2012 KILL/JOY
> 2012 VENUS IN HELL REDUX
> 2011 THE FLESH EATERS
> 2011-2012 PORTRAITS
> 2008-2015 DANGEROUS CAREER BABES
> 2010-2015 BIG PIN-UPS
> 2010 AMANDA PALMER ALBUM
> 2009 THE IF... STENCILS
> 2009 YES/NO STENCILS
> 2009 PRECIOUS BLOOD
> 2008 COWBOY BABES
> 2007-2008 KELLY AND LIN
> 2006 VENUS IN HELL
> 2006 OTHER WORKS ON PAPER
> 2006 GRIFFITH REVIEW COVER
> 2005 STYLE SESSIONS NYC
> 2004 SELF VS SELF
> 2004 NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER
> 2001-2005 LAKE EYRE
> 2001 STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL
> 2001 TOO MUCH NEVER ENOUGH
> 2001 SLIGHTLY INDECENT
> 2001 READY SET GO!
> 2000-2012 SPORTS CAREER BABES
> 2000-2015 CAREER BABES
> 2000 FILM STILLS
> 2000 POLA AUTO-EROTICA
> 1999 ACCOUTREMENTS OF DESIRE
> 1999 OTHER WORKS
> 1998 ULTRA VIOLET ONE
> 1998 FASHION TARGETS BREAST CANCER
> 1998 OTHER WORKS
> 1997 STREET ART
> 1997 HAZED (FIRST EXHIBITION)
> 1996 EARLY PAINTING
> 1995 HOMOGENEOUS BABES
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2016 DOONEY LIVES

“I went mad. I went bankrupt. My father died. I spent years in a private psychiatric hospital. I came back.” – Dooney Lives No. 1, 2016.

Dooney Lives is an ongoing autobiographical series told in bite-sized pieces, inspired by a long engagement with social media. My first major text-based work (and first public artwork), Ten Dicta For Young Women Who Are Artists, is a set of polemical interventions. In contrast, Dooney Lives is intimate, diaristic, raw and revelatory.

Together, the works in Dooney Lives form a fragmented narrative that begins after a long period as an inpatient at a private psychiatric hospital, where I received intensive treatment for bipolar disorder.

The expected life story of a woman like me is simple. Burn bright and go down in flames, consumed by insanity. The End. I refuse to accept this as the story of my life. Too often, I’ve been compared to women with talent and intelligence who succumb to tragedy. But I will not be anyone’s Camille Claudel or Sylvia Plath.

Living on one’s own terms is an act of defiance. Dooney Lives is both a declaration of intent and a voyeuristic invitation to watch me.

Hazel Dooney, 2016

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