Born 1970, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

Selected Press

Tate Etc., Kaye Donachie on Sickert’s Portraits that Tell a Story, tate.org, 12 January 2022
Apollo
, In the studio with… Kaye Donachie, 30 August 2021
Frieze
, Reviews, Rosanna McLaughlin, Summer 2018
Elephant
, 5 Questions with Kaye Donachie, Louise Benson, 9 March 2018
Artforum: Critics Picks
, Review: Kaye Donachie, Frac île-de-France | Le Plateau, Sarah Moroz, July 2017
Beauty Papers
, The Ephemeral Beauty of Kaye Donachie, Francesca Gavin, 2017
Tate Etc.
, In Her Own Words: Kaye Donachie, Georgia O’Keeffe, Summer 2016

Education

1997

Royal College of Art, London, MA in Painting.

1996

Hochschule der Künste (H.D.K.), Berlin.

1992

University of Central England, Birmingham, B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art.

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Kaye Donachie: Into the Thousand Mirrors, Lismore Castle Arts, County Waterford, Ireland

2019

There might be someone else inside you, said the Mirror, beside you., Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2018

Silent as Glass, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Like this. Before. Like waves, Maureen Paley: Morena di Luna, Hove, UK

2017

Under the clouds of her eyelids, Le Plateau Frac ile-de-France, Paris, France.

2015

Behind her eyelids she sees something, Ribot Gallery, Milan, Italy
Dearest…,The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA.

2013

Maureen Paley, London, UK

2010

Maureen Paley, London, UK

2009

Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Marianne Boesky, New York, USA

2006

John Connelly Presents, New York, USA

2005

Monte Verità, Maureen Paley, London, UK.
Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA.

2004

Artists Space, New York, USA
Maureen Paley, London, UK

1998

Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK

1992

Malvern Arts Centre, Worcester, UK

Two Person Exhibitions

2016

Mademoiselle Albertine est partie !, Kaye Donachie & Guy Yanai, Appartement, Paris, France

2014

Portraits of Solitude, Hernan Bas & Kaye Donachie De la Cruz Collection Project Space, Miami, Florida.

2012

Color (rules), Kaye Donachie and Dagmar Heppner, Spazio Cabinet, Milan, Italy.

Group Exhibitions

(C) denotes that a catalogue was published with the exhibition.

2022

they shut me up in prose, Nassima Landau, Tel Aviv, Israel

2021

The Lonely Ones, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY, USA (online exhibition)
Masterpieces in Miniature: The 2021 Model Art Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK

2020

Portraits Forever, Tajan, The Gallery, Paris, France

2019

D, FRAC – Ile-de-France – Chateau Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Georges, France

2018

Le Bel Été, curated by Domenico De Chirico, Noire Gallery, Torino, Italy
Orlando at the present time, The Wolfson Gallery, Charleston, East Sussex, UK

2017

The Critic as Artist, curated by Michael Bracewell and Andrew Hunt, Reading International, Reading, UK
The Painting Show, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland; travelled to Aram Art Gallery, Goyang Cultural Foundation, Korea (C)
Stories Told, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA

2016

… HOUNDED BY EXTERNAL EVENTS … CURATED BY MICHAEL BRACEWELL, Maureen Paley, London
Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris, France
The Painting Show. Recent Painting from the United Kingdom, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania; travelled to Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland (C)
Pure Romance, The Redfern Gallery, London, UK, (C).

2015

Oil on Canvas, Yuko Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo Japan
(un mural, des tableaux), Frac Île‑de‑France Le Plateau, Paris, France

2014

GREY FLAGS, Backslash Gallery, Paris, France

2013

Meshes of the Afternoon, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA.
A general history of labyrinths, galerie crèvecœur, Paris, France.
Birds, Beasts and Flowers, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany.

2012

To Have a Voice, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK.

2011

Between My Head and My Hand There is Always the Face of Death, Philip Feldman Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Secret Societies, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany.

2010

Fade Away, Transition Gallery, London, UK.
Get Behind Me Satan and Push, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany.

2009

The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives, St Ives, touring to Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK (C)
Minneapolis, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA.

2008

M25: Around London, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, curated by Barry Schwabsky.
41 Tage / Die Kirchner Show, Kornhäuschen, Aschaffenburg, Germany.
The Brotherhood of Subterranea|, Kunstbunker, Nuremberg, Germany.

2007

At Home, Yvon Lambert, New York, USA.
If Everybody had an Ocean: Brian Wilson: An Art Exhibition, Tate St Ives, St Ives, UK; CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France (C).
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK (C).
The Juddykes, The Old Art Shop at John Jones, London, UK.
Gravity’s Rainbow, Peres Projects, Athens, Greece.
Hope and Despair, Cell Project Space, London, UK.

2006

Tempest, curated by John Connelly, The Fireplace Project, New York, USA.
About Light, Galerie Lelong, New York, USA.
The Afternoon of a Faun, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece.
Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London, UK (C).

2005

Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (C).
Growing Up Absurd, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK.

2004

Reflections, Art and Heritage Festival, Artuatuca, Tongeren, Belgium (C).
wider than the sky, 117 Commercial Street, London, UK.
John Connelly Presents, New York, USA.

2003

Prague Biennale 1, Peripheries Become the Center, Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic.
Dirty Pictures, The Approach, London, UK.
Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home, touring exhibition: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, The Nunnery, London, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland and K.I.A.D, Canterbury, UK.

2002

Hasta La Vista, The Mission, London, UK.
We All Love…, The Mission, London, UK.
Am Anfang der Bewegung stand ein Skandal (The Movement began with a Scandal), Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich, Germany.

2001

Kaye Donachie, James Welling, Maureen Gallace, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK.

2000

Poster Show, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK.
Poster Show, Gavin Brown Enterprise Corp, New York, USA.

1999

Surveying the Landscape, Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York, USA.
Limit Less, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria.
John Moores 21, 1999, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK (C).
East International 1999, Norwich Gallery, UK.
A Mountain and a Valley, Cubitt Street, London, UK.

1998

Kaye Donachie, Miyoko Hoshi, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, Kingston, UK.
London Now, Saks Project Art, New York, USA (C).

1997

Interior, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK.

1995

Small Paintings, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire, UK.

1994

John Jones Gallery Open, John Jones Gallery, London, UK.
On the Wall – The Sister Show, (In conjunction with Writing on the Wall, Tate Gallery), Advice Arcade Gallery, Norwich, UK.

1993

Interiors Exhibition, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK.

Writing

Donachie, Kaye, Kaye Donachie on Sickert’s portraits that tell a story, ‘When he paints a portrait I read a life’, tate.org.uk, 12 January 2022
Donachie, Kaye, Kaye Donachie on Sickert’s portraits that tell a story, Surrealism Beyond Dalí, Tate Etc. Spring 2022, Issue 54, pp. 8, 62

Bibliography

(C) denotes catalogue.

2022

Fuld, Shanna, Dickinson-inspired 'They Shut Me Up in Prose' exhibit opens, jpost.com, 10 March 2022.
–––, Ukrainian Refugees Supported By Local Artists, reading.co.uk, 16 March 2022.

2021

Freeman, Laura, Small is beautiful: the doll’s house that’s inspired modern miniaturists, thetimes.co.uk, 12 June 2021.
–––, Edmée Lepercq peers through windows, mapmagazine.co.uk, March 2021.
–––, In the studio with Kaye Donachie, apollo-magazine.com, 30 August 2021.

2019

Evaristo, Nicholson & Smith, Beauty is…, Harper’s BAZAAR Japan, Hearst, 20 October 2019.
Marosevic, Zeljka, Wade, Francesca (Eds.), The White Review, (cover art), pp.75 – 98.
Westall, Mark, 10 Artists to catch at Independent New York 2019, fadmagazine.com, 8 March 2019.
–––, Kaye Donachie Exhibition, lulamag.jp, 18 November 2019.
Cin, Ivan Dal, Kaye Donachie at Yuka Tsuruno, contemporaryartdaily.com, 4 December 2019.

2018

Benson, Louise, 5 Questions with Kaye Donachie, elephant.art, 9 March 2018.
Clarke, Darren, Orlando At the Present Time, Charleston Press, September 2018, pp. 4-7.
Cowan, Katie, Silent As Glass: Kaye Donachie’s muted paintings dedicated to female protagonists, creativeboom.com, 26 February 2018.
Donachie, Kaye, Artists’ Artists, Frieze Masters, October 2018, pp. 100-101.
JohnJoseph, La, All Pomp is Built on Corruption, Charleston Press, September 2018, pp. 28-35.
Holgate, Mark, Romance Is in the Air: Three Couples We Adore, Vogue.com 11 December 2018.
McLaughlin, Rosanna, Kaye Donachie’s Portraits of Modern Heroines, frieze.com, 23 April 2018.
van Mierlo, Rosanna, Kaye Donachie: Silent As Glass, thisistomorrow.info, 21 March 2018.
Merritt, Dorrell, Kaye Donachie, ‘Silent as Glass’: Exhibition Review, dorrellmerritt.co.uk, March 2018.
Liz Rideal and Kathleen Soriano, Madam and Eve: Women Portraying Women, Laurence King Publishing, 2018, p. 142.
Scott, Issey, Maureen Paley: Kaye Donachie ‘Silent As Glass’, letsmakelotsofmonet.com, 12 March 2018.

2017

Bunyard, Jesc, “…HOUNDED BY EXTERNAL EVENTS…”, thisistomorrow.info, 3 January 2017.
Casuic, Carmen, Concerns of radical eccentricity, revistaarta.ro, 7 March 2017.
Gavin, Francesca, The Ephemeral Beauty of Kaye Donachie, Beauty Papers., 2017, Issue 3, pp. 84-89.
Moroz, Sarah, Review: Kaye Donachie, Frac île-de-France | Le Plateau, artforum.com, July 2017.
Suchin, Peter, Review: … Hounded by External Events…, Art Monthly, February 2017, pp. 23-25.
–––,…Hounded by External Events… , Mousse Magazine, January 2017.
–––, Maureen Paley’s Ten Top Exhibitions, galleriesnow.net, 28 July 2017.

2016

Avery, Amanda, ‘Hounded by External Events’ at Maureen Paley, London, uk.blouinartinfo.com, 2 December 2016
O’Keeffe, Georgia, In Her Own Words: Kaye Donachie, Tate etc, Summer 2015, p. 76.

2015

Kale, Neha, Kaye Donachie in One Breath, Vault Magazine, April 2015, p. 64-67.
Segal, Mark, New at Fireplace Project, easthamptonstar.com, 23 July 2015
Segal, Mark, The Art Scene: New at Fireplace Project, The East Hampton Star, 23 July 2015, p. C3

2014

Monte Verita, Initiales 4, ENSBA LYON, Lyon, France, September 2014 pp. 74-79
——, Kaye Donachie’s Malady of Death, dazeddigital.com, 31 January 2014
——, Kaye Donachie at Maureen Paley: Paintings Inspired by Marguerite Duras Vouvella, frameweb.com, 7 Janurary 2014

2011

Berstein, Amy, Between My Head and My Hand There is Always the Face of Death, portlandart.net, 21 January 2011.
Motley, John, Review: Between My Head and My Hand There is Always the Face of Death, oregonlive.com, 27 January 2011.
Snyder, Stephanie, Between My Head and My Hand There is Always the Face of Death, artforum.com, 21 March 2011.
Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon Press, London, pp.88-91.

2010

Archer, Michael, Kaye Donachie, Artforum, Summer 2010, pp.362-363.
Art; Kaye Donachie, The Big Issue, 1 March 2010, p.30.
Art; Kaye Donachie, kultureflash.net, 15 April 2010.
Cairns, Steve, Critics’ Picks; Kaye Donachie, Artforum.com, 31 March 2010.
Coxhead, Gabriel, Reviews: Kaye Donachie, Time Out, 18 March 2010, p.43.
Critics’ Choice: Kaye Donachie, Time Out, 18 March, p.46.
Critics’ Choice: Kaye Donachie, Time Out, 8 April, p.42.
Kaye Donachie, Kunstbeeld.NL, April 2010, p.91.
Sam, Sherman, Kaye Donachie, Map, Summer 2010, p.84.
Sherwin, Skye, Kaye Donachie, The Guardian Guide, 27 February 2010, p.38.

2009

Camhi, Leslie, Culture Shock, style.com, 6 April 2009.

2008

Daddy VI: Occult Daddy, 2008.
Flaccavento, Angelo, Modern Take On Collecting, L’Uomo Vogue, July 2008, pp.161-162.
Stephenson, Sarah, Painting in the 21st Century, artkrush.com, 2 April 2008.
Wallis, Clarrie, Kaye Donachie, Flash Art, October 2008, p.91.

2007

Coomer, Martin, Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Modern Painters, June 2007, pp.114-115.
Fox, Dan, If Everybody Had An Ocean, Frieze, September 2007, p.182.
Griffin, Jonathan, Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Frieze, May 2007, p.157.
Slimvolume Poster Publication 2006-7.

2006

Grosz, David, Getting Real, Looking Back, The New York Sun, November 2, 2006.
Bell, Eugenia, Kaye Donachie, Artforum, March 2006, p309-310.
Conner, Justin, Kaye Donachie, Interview, November 2006, p40.
Cumming, Laura, Tate Triennial 2006, Observer, 5 March 2006.
Kent, Sarah, Dire Straits, Time Out, 8 March 2006.
Mullins, Charlotte, Painting People, Thames & Hudson, 2006, pp 84, 98-9.
O’Keeffe, Alice, New British stars spurn celebrity cult, The Observer, 26 February 2006.
RF, Kaye Donachie Monte Verita, Modern Painters, March 2006.
Schwabsky, Barry, Kaye Donachie, MAP, March 2006.
Umar, Saheer, Kaye Donachie, Tokion, April 2006, p26&28.
Williams, Eliza, Tate Triennial 2006, Flash Art, May 2006, p63&64.
Don’t miss, Art Review, March 2006.
Inside the Tate Triennial: Beatrix Ruf, Dazed & Confused, March 2006, p210.
Tate Triennial 2006 – New British Art, Tate Publishing, (C).
The Year Ahead 2006, The Art Newspaper, January 2006, p50.
Top 100 Artists, Flash Art, October 2006, pp.68-69.

2005

Boer, Basje, In den beginne shiep de kunstenaar den hemel en de aarde,
Mister Motley, Nº9, 2005, p3, 14-17.
Hackworth, Nick, Next year’s next big things from the world of arts, Evening Standard, 30 December 2005, p26-27.
Lack, Jessica, Kaye Donachie, London, The Guardian Guide, 9 December 2005, p36.
Art inspired by Swiss utopia, East London Advertiser, 8 December 2005, p30.
Caspar David Friedrich ist auch Kitsch, Art Das Kunstmagazin, May 2006.
Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Hatje Cantz, (C).

2004

Coomer, Martin, The Young and the Restless, Elle Magazine, UK edition, March 2004.
Herbert, Martin, Kaye Donachie, Time Out London, 24-31 March.
Lack, Jessica, Exhibitions – Epiphany, The Guardian, 29 March 2004.
Suchin, Peter, Kaye Donachie – Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, Frieze, May 2004, p102.
Vellodi, Kamini, London: Interim Art, Kaye Donachie: Epiphany, Contemporary, Nº26, 2004.
Ward, Ossian, Die nächste Generation, Art Das Kunstmagazin, August 2004.
Reflections, Art and Heritage Festival, Artuatuca, (C).

2003

Kent, Sarah, ‘Yes! I am a Long Way from Home’, Time Out London, 9-16 April 2003.

2002

Suchin, Peter, At the beginning of the movement was a scandal, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Frieze, October 2002.
temporarysite.org, 2002, www.temporarysite.org/MUNICH_Kaye.htm.

1999

Cork, Richard, The Undiscovered Country, John Moores 21, 1999.
John Moores 21, National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, 1999, (C).

1998

Coomer, Martin, Kaye Donachie, Time Out London, Nº 1441, 1-8 April 1998. Del re, Gianmarco, Kaye Donachie, Interim Art, Flash Art, Summer 1998.
London Now, Saks Fifth Avenue Project Art, 1998, (C).

1997

Hubbard, Sue, Interior, Time Out, Nº 1421, 12-19 November 1997.
McEwan, John, John Jones Gallery Open, The Sunday Telegraph, 1997.
Power to the Pupils, The Observer Magazine, 25 May 1997.

1994

Rose, Cynthia, John Jones Gallery Open, Time Out, 1994.
Wheen, Nathalie, The Sister Show, Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio 4, 1994.
On the Wall – The Sister Show

Talks

2021

Kaye Donachie & Erdem Moralioglu, Frieze Masters Talks 2021, London, UK

2019

Rough Version W/ Kaye Donachie, NTS Radio, London, UK

2015

Festival of Art & Design, Ulster University, Belfast, UK
(un mural, des tableaux), Frac Île‑de‑France, Le Plateau, Paris, France
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK

Awards

1999

John Moores Award

1997

The Deloitte and Touche Award
The Christie’s Award

1996

The Basil Alkazzi Scholarship
Travel Award to study at Hodshule der Kunst

1994

London Arts Board Award to Individual Artists

1993

Princes Trust Award

1992

The George Jackson Travel Award

Collections

The British Council, London, UK
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC), Paris, France
National Museum of Gdansk, Poland
University of Warwick Art Collection
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK