Mixed media and acrylic paint on canvas, 2014 -15
240 x120 cm
$4500Mixed media, digital pigment ink and acrylic paint on canvas, 2017
Four panel painting, 
160 x 160 cm 
$4200Acrylic paint and digital pigment ink on canvas, 2018
80 x 80 cm
$1900Mixed media and acrylic paint on canvas, 2014
80 x 120 cm
$2300

ARTIST STATEMENT

Within contemporary painting, I produce artworks framed by the premise that a work of art is about identifying and is part of a political and cultural environment. It is a visual, historical and cultural language with destabilizing potential.

The ongoing foci of my studio practice is linked to distinguishing between information and knowledge while endorsing visual storytelling and mark-making through painting, drawing and digital processes. As a painter, I wish to mediate both traditional practice and digital media shifting the traditional constituents of painting practice.

In terms of mark-making I am visually and conceptually intrigued by not only anonymous public marks and images frequently and often illegally produced in public spaces but also official attempts to unsuccessfully erase them. These processes and subsequent visual traces encapsulate absence and presents---the act of doing---an embodiment of identity through abstract marks as either textual notations or painterly strokes.

Instagram: gregory_donovan

Website: gregdonovanartist.com

EXHIBITIONS

UniSA Images of Research: Engaged Research, Enterprising Researchers (2016) Kerry Packer Gallery, Adelaide City, SA

Yilan International Asia Pacific Invitational Printmaking Exhibition, (2015) Yilan Museum of Art, Yilan, Taiwan.

International Conference of the Image, (2014) group exhibition, Yorck Studios, Berlin, Germany.

Mother Nature is a Lesbian, Retrospective group exhibition (2014), Political printmaking in SA 1970s -1980s, Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide, SA.

Parallax, (2013), group exhibition, Kerry Packer Gallery, Adelaide City, SA.

Variations, (2013), group exhibition, Gallery 13, Fleurieu Peninsula, SA.

6, (2012), one-person exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic.

For your eyes only, (2012), group exhibition, AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide SA.

Assisted Reproduction, (2012), national group exhibition, ANU, Canberra, ACT.

Transcription 2, (2011), group exhibition, School of Fine Art Gallery, North East Normal University, Peoples Republic of China (PRC).

Transcription, (2011), group exhibition, Guangzhou Academy Fine Arts Museum, Guangzhou, PRC.

Presence, (2011), one-person exhibition, AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide SA

Embodiment, (2010), UniSA and ANU national group exhibition, Flinders University Museum, Adelaide SA

Transfigured Night 3, (2010) international group exhibition, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, UniSA,

Transfigured Night 2, (2010), group exhibition, Colorado State University Art (Hatton) Museum, Colorado, U.S.A

Spaces of Otherness, (2009), one-person exhibition, Guangzhou Academy Fine Arts Museum, Guangzhou, PRC.

Transfigured Night, (2009), group exhibition, 139 gallery, Adelaide, SA

Identity Highway, (2009), group exhibition, APTOS CRUZ gallery, Adelaide, SA

Doubletake, (2009), (two) one-person exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic
Painting 08 B, (2008) group exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne.

30x30 small show, (2008), group exhibition, BSG, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic.

As if---distant image, (2008), one-person exhibition, Prospect Gallery, SA.

Distant Image, (2007), one-person exhibition, College of Fine Art Gallery, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, Peoples Republic of China.

Transmission, (2007) group exhibition, SASA Gallery, UniSA.

Works on Paper, (2006) group exhibition, School of Fine Arts Jing Yue Campus Northeast Normal University NO.5268 Chang Chun Ji Lin, P. R. China

Survey, (2006) group exhibition, SASA Gallery, UniSA.

Riccordo, (2005) two-person exhibition, Prospect Gallery, Prospect, SA.

Dialecticaline (2005) group exhibition, Prospect Gallery, SA., as part of the Drawing is Everything International Conference.

Nightblind, (2005) two-person exhibition, Flightpath Gallery, Adelaide, SA, as part of South Australian Living Artists Festival.

Twenty One Invited Artists, (2005) group exhibition, Bungala House, Fleurieu Peninsula, SA.

Artisan (2004), two-person exhibition, Flightpath Architects Gallery, Hindley St., Adelaide, SA, as part of South Australian Living Artists Festival.

Dichroma Dichotomy (2003), one person exhibition, Adelaide Central Gallery 2, Adelaide, SA. (Artwork selected for inclusion in Artbank Collection)

Queue Here (2002), national group exhibition, Canberra Contemporary Art Space.

CACSA Members Show (2003-2), group  exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Parkside, SA.

In Form (2002), group exhibition, Arterial Gallery, Parkside, Adelaide, SA.

Discontinuum (2002), group exhibition, Flightpath Architects Gallery, Adelaide, SA, as part of South Australian Living Artists Festival  (Artwork selected for inclusion in  Artbank national collection)

 ‘House(2000), group exhibition, University of South Australia, SASA.

Masters Exhibition: South Australian School of Art, 1998, SAMSTAG Museum, University of SA.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Lin, Susan, Director of Yilan Museum of Art, Yilan International Asia Pacific Invitational Printmaking Exhibition, Taiwan, September 2015

Neylon, John, Adelaide Review, September 2011

Harris, Samela, Sheer Embodiment, Advertiser, p8, 9th Sept. 2010

Bull, Chris, Identity Highway, Update Arts magazine, p9, Vol 16, No 3, Issue 65, Sep-Nov 2009.

Allen, Lynda, Subverting the image, Update Arts magazine, p9, Vol 15, No 1, Issue 59, Mar-May 08.

Walker, Wendy, Transmission Review, Photofile, 82, Summer 2008.,

Elizabeth Fortescue, Australian Art Review, Emerging Bankability, Artbank’s charter for supporting emerging artists…. Report, July, 2005.

Wakefield, Kerry, Going Back to the Drawing Board, The Independent Weekly, p3, September 18-24, 2005.

Dutkiewicz, Adam, Tradition and terrain, The Advertiser, p40., August 3, 2005

deSASArt no.5, SASA Staff Awards, April 2005, deSASArt no.3, Festival Project A4 Play Exhibition, and A unique experience-field trips to the Flinders Ranges, April 2004.

Art/bank Issue 8, New Purchases., 2004

Richardson, T., Update arts magazine, April-May 2004.

Gates, Merryn, Art Review, ArtLink, Mar., 2003.

Benson, Tracey, Muse, Internet Review, Mar., 2003

Barron, Sonia, Art Review, Canberra Times, Dec.,2002

Dutkiewicz, Adam, From hippie flair to social critique, The Advertiser, August, 2002.

Zakarevicius Emma, Discontinuum, dB magazine, September, 2002

Radok, Stephanie, Adelaide Review, Nov-Dec, 1998.

 

RECENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (University of South Australia)

2018-2017, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Research Supervisor in Visual Art, UniSA

2016-2005, Senior Lecturer and postgraduate Program Director: Graduate Diploma/Master of Visual Art and Design Programs, School of Art, Architecture and Design, (AAD), UniSA

2012-2009, Portfolio Leader: Teaching and Learning (AAD).

AWARDS, GRANTS, SPONSORSHIPS, COMMISSIONS

Awarded UniSA, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, High Achievement in Student Evaluation Attainment Award for Postgraduate Teaching, 2016

School of Art, Architecture and Design Student Nominated Teaching Award, 2015

School of Art, Architecture and Design Student Nominated Teaching Award, 2014

Awarded UniSA, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Outstanding Student Evaluation Attainment Award for Postgraduate Teaching, 2013

Awarded UniSA Supported Teacher Award, 2011

Member of the SASA, Digital Art Research Experiment (DARE) 2013-2006

Australian Learning and Teaching Council National Award, Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2011

Researcher and Artist in Residence, Australian National University (ANU), School of Art, 2009

Winner UniSA Supported Teacher Award 2009

Awarded UniSA Quality Teaching Award 2008

Awarded UniSA Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2007

Winner of the UniSA Supported Teacher Award 2005

Helpmann Academy Project Grants 2006

Helpmann Academy Project Grants 2005

University of South Australia Chancellor’s Awards for Community Service 2004.

University of South Australia Chancellor’s Awards for Community Service 2003.

Australia Council Grant (Snapshots of a New life Project-SA Migrant Resource Centre) 2003.

1996 Foundation SA Country Arts Trust Grant.

COLLECTIONS, ACQUISITIONS
Yilan Museum of Art, Taiwan

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art Museum, Permanent Contemporary Collection, PRC.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Australian Artbank National Collection

South Australian Department of Education Training and Employment

Numerous Private Collections