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Teri Donovan

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, Ontario

Teri Donovan is a Toronto-based mixed media artist whose practice spans painting, drawing, and photo/digital imagery. She focuses on issues of perception, memory, and identity, and on patterns that shape thoughts and behaviours. The influence of the past on the present and future is an integral part in her work. By juxtaposing photographs and digital references in combination with other elements, she creates visual dialogues that address these themes.

Employing repeating elements, such as patterns and wallpaper layered over and under figurative and other imagery, she draws attention to the replication over time of ideas and behaviours that continue to shape cultural norms.

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.


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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

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Select Past Exhibitions
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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