Based in Montreal, Dorothy Grostern's artistic career spans more than 25 years. Her highly expressive work includes charcoal and pastel drawings, oil paint stick paintings, etchings, monotypes and sculpture. Her art has been exhibited internationally in New York, Los Angeles, London and Toronto.

Dorothy Grostern has been a member of the Society of Canadian Artists for 10 years.

Grostern's work evokes the familiar and complex interfacing of pleasure and pain that we live in life. It is the intimacy of this moment that creates the discomfort – the view is paradoxically the interloper and the subject. Vie des Arts, Montreal Spring 2009, review by Lori Beaman