databent portrait of db amorin

DB Amorin is an artist from Honolulu, Hawai’i currently living and working in Portland, Oregon USA. He works within video, expanded audio and augmented environments, drawing upon DIY experimentation and using lo-fi techniques or open source technology to create mediated experiences. He is a founding member of Public Annex, an arts organization that aims to break down systemic barriers that prohibit marginalized populations from inclusivity within contemporary arts. Since 2005, he has curated deepwhitesound, a quarterly online exhibition of experimental audio by international artists. His commercial work venture is DBAVIZ.

His work has been supported with awards from several granting organizations including the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Precipice Fund grant funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation and administered by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) in 2013, and a year-long Artist Residency at Hale ‘Iolani in 2010. In 2017, he participated in a New Media Fellowship at Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center in Portland, Oregon. His visual art and curatorial programming have been exhibited at the Soundwave ((7)) Biennial (San Francisco, CA USA), PICA’s TBA:16, FalseFront, White Gallery and Weird Shift (Portland OR), as well as Gallery’Iolani, GoHA, Hawai’i State Capitol Building, Doris Duke Theatre and CRC Cube Space (Honolulu HI), among others. Contact at db at CV available by request.