Royal College of Art, London, MA in Painting.
Born 1970, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom.
Burlington Contemporary, Kaye Donachie: Song for the Last Act, Beth Williamson, 15 September 2023
Frieze, The Five Best Shows to See in the UK, Critic’s Guides, Emily Steer, 26 May 2023
Frieze, Kaye Donachie Reimagines the Muse, Emily Steer, 23 May 2023
The Guardian, Kaye Donachie: Song for the Last Act review – painted women who refuse to sit still and be pretty, Adrian Searle, 16 May 2023
A Magazine Curated By Erdem, All About my Mother, Kaye Donachie, Sara Moralioglu, Winter 2022, pp. 94-97
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
Royal College of Art, London, MA in Painting.
Hochschule der Künste (H.D.K.), Berlin.
University of Central England, Birmingham, B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art.
Song for the Last Act, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex, UK
Into the Thousand Mirrors, Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland
There might be someone else inside you, said the Mirror, beside you., Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Silent as Glass, Maureen Paley, London, UK
Like this. Before. Like waves, Maureen Paley: Morena di Luna, Hove, UK
Under the clouds of her eyelids, Le Plateau Frac ile-de-France, Paris, France.
Behind her eyelids she sees something, Ribot Gallery, Milan, Italy
Dearest…,The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA.
Maureen Paley, London, UK
Maureen Paley, London, UK
Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Marianne Boesky, New York, USA
John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Monte Verità, Maureen Paley, London, UK.
Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
Artists Space, New York, USA
Maureen Paley, London, UK
Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK
Malvern Arts Centre, Worcester, UK
Mademoiselle Albertine est partie !, Kaye Donachie & Guy Yanai, Appartement, Paris, France
Portraits of Solitude, Hernan Bas & Kaye Donachie De la Cruz Collection Project Space, Miami, Florida.
Color (rules), Kaye Donachie and Dagmar Heppner, Spazio Cabinet, Milan, Italy.
(C) denotes that a catalogue was published with the exhibition.
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
outer view, inner world, Maureen Paley: Morena di Luna, Hove, UK
they shut me up in prose, Nassima Landau, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Lonely Ones, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY, USA (online exhibition)
Masterpieces in Miniature: The 2021 Model Art Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
Portraits Forever, Tajan, The Gallery, Paris, France
D, FRAC – Ile-de-France – Chateau Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Georges, France
Le Bel Été, curated by Domenico De Chirico, Noire Gallery, Torino, Italy
Orlando at the present time, The Wolfson Gallery, Charleston, East Sussex, UK
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
… 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).
Oil on Canvas, Yuko Tsuruno Gallery, Tokyo Japan
(un mural, des tableaux), Frac Île‑de‑France Le Plateau, Paris, France
GREY FLAGS, Backslash Gallery, Paris, France
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.
To Have a Voice, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK.
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.
Fade Away, Transition Gallery, London, UK.
Get Behind Me Satan and Push, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany (C).
Growing Up Absurd, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK.
Reflections, Art and Heritage Festival, Artuatuca, Tongeren, Belgium (C).
wider than the sky, 117 Commercial Street, London, UK.
John Connelly Presents, New York, USA.
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.
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.
Kaye Donachie, James Welling, Maureen Gallace, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK.
Poster Show, Cabinet Gallery, London, UK.
Poster Show, Gavin Brown Enterprise Corp, New York, USA.
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.
Kaye Donachie, Miyoko Hoshi, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, Kingston, UK.
London Now, Saks Project Art, New York, USA (C).
Interior, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK.
Small Paintings, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire, UK.
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.
Interiors Exhibition, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK.
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
(C) denotes catalogue.
Lee, Helena, Inside & Out: Erdem on artists, harpersbazaar.com, 9 October 2023
Williamson, Beth, Kaye Donachie: Song for the Last Act, contemporary.burlington.org.uk, 15 September 2023
Frieze, September 2023, Issue 237, p. 181
Zajdman, Josh, Novelist Hannah Rothschild on Family Secrets and Elegant Escapism, vogue.com, 4 July 2023
Sofronijevic, Jelena, Artist Interview: Kaye Donachie's 'Nuanced Personal Choreography’, gowithyamo.com, 5 June 2023
Perks, Miriam O’Connor, Kaye Donachie, Pallant House Gallery Magazine, Issue 57, Spring / Summer 2023, pp. 37-39
Steer, Emily, The Five Best Shows to See in the UK, Critic’s Guides, frieze.com, 26 May 2023
Steer, Emily, Kaye Donachie Reimagines the Muse, frieze.com, 23 May 2023
Searle, Adrian, Kaye Donachie: Song for the Last Act review – painted women who refuse to sit still and be pretty, The Guardian, 16 May 2023
–––, Garageland, Biography (cover art), Issue 24, Transition Gallery, December 2022
Donachie, Kaye; Moralioglu, Sara, All About my Mother, A Magazine Curated by Erdem, Winter 2022, pp. 94-97
–––, Erdem’s Historic Bloomsbury Townhouse Is an Effortless Blend of Past and Present, Objects of Affection, Season 1, Episode 12, vogue.com, 1 November 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Camhi, Leslie, Culture Shock, style.com, 6 April 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Kent, Sarah, ‘Yes! I am a Long Way from Home’, Time Out London, 9-16 April 2003.
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.
Cork, Richard, The Undiscovered Country, John Moores 21, 1999.
John Moores 21, National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, 1999, (C).
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).
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.
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
Meet the Artist: Kaye Donachie, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
Kaye Donachie & Erdem Moralioglu, Frieze Masters Talks 2021, London, UK
Rough Version W/ Kaye Donachie, NTS Radio, London, UK
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
John Moores Award
The Deloitte and Touche Award
The Christie’s Award
The Basil Alkazzi Scholarship
Travel Award to study at Hodshule der Kunst
London Arts Board Award to Individual Artists
Princes Trust Award
The George Jackson Travel Award
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