A 2012-2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Dornith Doherty was born in Houston, Texas and received a B.A. from Rice University in Houston and a MFA in Photography from Yale University. She currently resides in Southlake and is a Professor of Photography at the University of North Texas and a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Photographic Education. She has also received grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the United States Department of the Interior, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Society for Contemporary Photography.
Doherty’s work has been featured in exhibitions in the Museum Belvédère, the Netherlands, (2012), the New Mexico Museum of Art, (2011), the Bluecoat, Liverpool, England (2011), Atlánticas Colectivas, Centro de Fotografía Isla de Tenerife, Spain (2011), the Encuentros Abiertos Photography Biennial in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010), the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado (2008), the Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth, Virginia (2008), FotoFest 2006 in Houston, Texas, the Houston Center for Photography in Houston, Texas (2006), and the Yuma Art Center Museum in Yuma, Arizona (2005). Her work is in numerous permanent collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, the Museum of Fine Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minnesota, the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut, the Museet Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark, Goldman-Sachs in New York, Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans, Sprint Corporation in Kansas, the City of Denton, Texas, W Hotel in Dallas, and the Federal Reserve Bank in Houston.