Cheryl Donegan
Cheryl Donegan received her B.F.A. in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. at Hunter College in New York. Donegan’s work integrates the time-based, gestural forms of performance and video with forms such as painting, drawing, and installation. Direct, irreverent, and infused with an ironic eroticism, Donegan’s works put a subversive spin on issues relating to sex, gender, art-making, and art history. Using her own body as metaphor, she executes performative actions before the camera; these conceptual performances often result in or relate to process paintings and drawings. Her videos have been exhibited internationally including at the 1995 Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art, and Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York; the New York Film and Video Festival; the 1993 Venice Biennale; Galerie Rizzo, Paris; the Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Donegan has had one-person shows at Lotta Hammer, London; Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.; Basilico Fine Arts and the Elizabeth Koury Gallery, New York; and has had solo exhibitions in Nice, Paris, Berlin, and Milan. She lives in New York.
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