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T.J. Donovan

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
8x6x2" oil paint and craft rubber foam on plastic
Large painting placed in Time Warner's board room. for full work visit
Killing Calder- for full work visit
Installation- for full work visit
oil paint and craft rubber foam on board 10.25x7.25x1.5
Artist's Statement

I navigate the spectrum between abstract making and direct address. The freedom we experience within abstract making both challenges and enriches our general notions of freedom, yet given all that we experience within our lives requires a more specific attention.


T.J. Donovan
2013 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - MFA painting/drawing
2006 - University of South Dakota – BFA painting
2013 “Why not...” International Art Biennale Non Objective
Pont de Claix, France (forthcoming)
“Reason and Romance”
6b gallery, Belgium (forthcoming)
“Failing Flat”
University of Texas at Dallas
2012 “Stroke”
School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
“Heat Wave”
Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
“The Empty Vessel”
Manifest Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
No Nation, Chicago, IL
“New shoe 4 you”
Dakota State University, Madison, SD (solo)
“Whitney Houston Biennial”
Murdertown, Chicago, IL
“Research and Development”
Manifold Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 “Pillow Filled With Tears”
Collaborative video with Saul Levine – Screening MassArt Film Society, Boston, MA