Born in Hameln (Lower Saxony), Germany, Doris moved to the UK 1986 to study art and design at West Surrey College of Art and Design (BA 1989). She completed a Master in Fine Art 1995 with Coventry University, and subsequently studied at Essex University (MA Philosophy and Psychoanalysis 2000). Currently she is employed as Associate Lecturer of Fine Art (Painting and Drawing), Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster, and acts as freelance tutor for the Open College of the Arts. Doris is co-editor for the forthcoming journal Drawing Research Theory and Practice (Intellect) together with Dr Adriana Ionascu, University of Ulster http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=247/.
Professional Membership: Fellow of Higher Education Academy (ref 38446 June 2012)
Doris Rohr’s PhD research project (LICA) is located in drawing and paper-based practices and is concerned with observation, natural form and the tension between man-made and natural: the slippage between culture and nature. Her working practice is following John Ruskin’s method of closely observing nature; thereby scrutinizing the term ‘nature’ and its meanings aesthetically and through the practice of drawing, considering the ecological relevance of Ruskin’s legacy in relation to her practice. Further information can be found on http://www.axisweb.org/p/dorisrohr/