Trisha Donnelly

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Trisha Donnelly
Born (1974-04-22) April 22, 1974 (age 49)
San Francisco, California, United States
EducationYale University
StylePhotography, drawing, audio, video, sculpture, performance

Trisha Donnelly (born April 22, 1974, in San Francisco) is a contemporary artist who is particularly well known as a conceptual artist. Donnelly works with various media including photography, drawing, audio, video, sculpture and performance.[1] Donnelly is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Studio Art at New York University.[2] She currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.[3]

Early life[edit]

Trisha Donnelly was born on April 22, 1974, in San Francisco, California. In 1995 Donnelly received a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of California in Los Angeles.[3] In 2000 she attained a Masters in Fine Arts from Yale University.[3]


Donnelly has been on the faculty at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development since 2008. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Studio Art.

In 2012, Donnelly was the tenth artist to curate Artist's Choice, an exhibition curated by artists of artworks from the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.[4] In the exhibition, "she was after 'striking voices'" she couldn't let go of, "'paths of encounters and building poetic structures... images that go beyond images themselves."'[5] The exhibition included works by artists such as Eliot Porter, Joe Goode, Gertrude Kasebier, Wendy Carlos, and John Whitney.[6] The audio guide provided for the show was art historian Robert Rosenblum discussing MoMA's 1989 Picasso retrospective. Donnelly explained, "The feeling when listening to these audio guides was, this was a great work of art... or work of whatever, work of another entity, or another state and dimension, existing... [They] are so beautiful... It's like the Taj Mahal of languages, building it himself. By the end, I don't need the exhibition at all. I'm awash in this ocean of his funny, brilliant voice."[6]

Select solo exhibitions[edit]

Select group exhibitions[edit]

Public collections[edit]

Donnelly's work can be found in a number of public collections, including:


In 2017 Donnelly was awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize by the Museum Ludwig. Suzanne Cotter, director of Mudam Luxembourg, said of Donnelly in recognition of the award: “Trisha Donnelly is without doubt one of the most compelling artists of our time whose work offers entirely new ways of experiencing and thinking about form, at once synaesthesic and disruptively transporting."[16]

In 2012 Donnelly was awarded the inaugural Faber-Castell International Drawing Award by the Neues Museum.

In 2010 Donnelly was awarded with the LUMA Foundation Photography Prize.[13] In his 2012 Review "The Best of the Basement", critic Jerry Saltz recognized Donnelly as "a rare case of artistic love at first sight".[28]


  1. ^ a b Cotter, Suzanne. "What's On: Trisha Donnelly" Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine, Modern Art Oxford, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Trisha Donnelly - Faculty Bio", New York University, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Donnelly", Casey Kaplan Gallery, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Artist's Choice: Trisha Donnelly", Museum of Modern Art, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  5. ^ Saltz, Jerry "The Best of the Basement" New York Magazine online, December 9, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Russeth, Andrew (3 December 2013). "Voice Over: Trisha Donnelly on Her 'Artist's Choice' Show at MoMA". Observer. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  7. ^ Lovatt, Anna. "Wavelength: On Drawing and Sound in the Work of Trisha Donnelly", Tate Papers, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  8. ^ "ICA - Trisha Donnelly", Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  9. ^ "The Renaissance Society". Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Trisha Donnelly". Caseykaplangallery. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Artist's Choice: Trisha Donnelly in the Making", Museum of Modern Art, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  12. ^ "New Work: Trisha Donnelly", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  13. ^ a b "Trisha Donnelly", Serpentine Galleries, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Exhibition - Trisha Donnelly - Matthew Marks Gallery". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  15. ^ "Fundação de Serralves - Serralves". Serralves. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  16. ^ a b Ludwig, Museum. "Trisha Donnelly: 2017 Wolfgang Hahn Prize - Museum Ludwig, Cologne". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  17. ^ "Trisha Donnelly, Galerie Buchholz".
  18. ^ "Trisha Donnelly". The Shed. 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  19. ^ "One on One". One on One.
  20. ^ "Life Itself – Moderna Museet i Stockholm". Moderna Museet i Stockholm. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  21. ^ "Less Than One". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  22. ^ "In Tune with the World". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  23. ^ "Other Mechanisms « secession". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  24. ^ "Trisha Donnelly | MoMA". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  25. ^ "Trisha Donnelly", Tate, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  26. ^ "Trisha Donnelly - Collections", Walker Art Center, Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  27. ^ "Trisha Donnelly". Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  28. ^ Saltz, Jerry "The Best of the Basement" New York Magazine Online, December 9, 2012.

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