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Teri Donovan

Artist member since 2020
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Toronto, Ontario

Teri Donovan is a mixed media artist whose practice spans painting, drawing, and photo-based work. Among the things that shape her practice is a concern with issues related to perception, memory, and identity, and inherited patterns from the past that shape the present. These concepts are explored in her mainly representational practice of figurative and still life paintings.

Her works form part of a conversation in which she invites viewers to engage with an experience, idea, or observation in her art and relate it to their own experiences, observations, and ideas about the world.

Teri Donovan holds a Fine Arts degree from York University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. She studied at The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and the Toronto School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in Toronto, southern Ontario, Nova Scotia, Chicago, and New York City. Her paintings are in corporate and private collections and were featured in Carte Blanche Vol.2: Painting, a survey of contemporary painting in Canada.


Work

Still Life
Rising
  • Teri Donovan
  • 15" x 15" x 1.7"
  • $750 buy — $39 try
Drawings
Figures
Reverie
  • Teri Donovan
  • 15" x 15" x 2.275"
  • $700 buy — $39 try
Begone!
  • Teri Donovan
  • 12" x 12" x 1.625"
  • $500 buy — $39 try
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Inside the Studio


Q+A

What do you listen to when you work?

Podcasts

Beverage of choice

Coffee

How long have you been creating art?

Since childhood

Why is art important to you?

It makes me feel alive

Best season of the year in Toronto

Spring

During my breaks, I tend to ...

Look, or go outside, read something, check social media

Upcoming Exhibitions
2024-06-01

Dupont Rail Gallery
Altered States

Select Past Exhibitions
2023

Gladstone House, Toronto
Exhibition

2022

Gallerium online, Toronto
Plantarium

2022

Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke
It's Personal

2022

Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto
Int. Women's Day Exhibition

2021

Art Gallery of Mississauga
Inaugural Juried Exhibition

2021

AGO online, Toronto
Portraits of Resiliance

2021

Ryerson University, Toronto
Seeking the Periphery

2020

OCAD University, Toronto
Feminist Artist Festival

2019

Red Head Gallery, Toronto
Terms and Conditions

2019

Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener
Dreams and Realities

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
Legacies

2018

Station Gallery, Whitby
Perfect Moment

2017

Hermes Gallery, Halifax
Big SMALL

2016

Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge
Inside/Outside

2015

Latcham Gallery, Stouffville
Beckoning

Accolades
2018

Station Gallery, Whitby
2nd prize

Press
2019

Artoronto Review
Teri Donovan at Red Head Gallery

2017

Catalogue, with essay by Sky Goodden
Legacies

2016

Tussle Magazine
Persistence of Vision

2014

Adone Magazine
Carte Blanche

2011

Globe and Mail, review by RM Vaughan
Teri Donovan at Red Head Gallery

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