the artist

Nicole Donnelly

Photo Credit: Liz Magee, 2013

Nicole Donnelly

Philadelphia, PA

Nicole Donnelly

Donnelly draws upon Eastern and Western traditions of landscape painting as she deconstructs observed images, objects, and ideas while combining these with the imagined possibilities of their reconstitution.

Fast Facts

Name: Nicole Donnelly


Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 2002 – BA, Visual Art and Japanese Language & Culture
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2009 – MFA, Painting & Drawing

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Ann Pibal, Andy Spence, Susanna Blunt, John Dilg, Timothy Barrett

Particular field of study or class work:
Painting with a focus in color theory, and hand papermaking

Major influences/admired artists:
Eva Hesse, Arthur Dove, Luc Tuymans, Louise Bourgeois, James Castle, Giorgio Morandi, Francis Alys, Do Ho Suh, Chiharu Shiota, Leonardo Drew, Olafur Eliasson

Favorite materials or media:
Oil paint, handmade paper, muslin, ink, cyanotype

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