Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Dorion Barill

Dorion Barill

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Mid-career
Experienced With Commissions, For-hire services, Public art

Draftsman and filmmaker, Dorion Barill produces site-specific work by mining dream imagery and local history.  Orbiting conditions of fear and irrationality, his artwork presents utopian visions on the threshold of consciousness.

A compulsive sketcher, Dorion focused his mark as a technical illustrator at Phil Fraley Productions Inc, contributing to the development of exhibits at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.  He’s been awarded residencies in Rome and Cappadocia, with an exhibition record that includes the Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George in Corfu, Greece, the Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Exhibition in Pittsburgh, and the Castello Colonna in Genazzano, Italy.  He was a recipient of The Pittsburgh Foundation’s 2013 Investing In Professional Artists Grant.  In 2010, he graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.


Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
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  • Animation
  • Drawing
  • Film
  • Illustration
  • Installation
  • Mixed-media
  • Painting
  • Public Art
  • Social Practice / Civic Engagement
  • Video


  • Acrylic
  • Colored-pencil
  • Comic
  • Expressionist
  • Figurative
  • Film
  • Gouache
  • Graphic Novel
  • Graphite
  • Ink
  • Mural
  • Narrative
  • Nature
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Representational
  • Site specific
  • Stop-motion
  • Surreal
  • Traditional
  • Video
  • Watercolor