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

Selected Press

Frieze, Summer 2018

Elephant, March 2018

Artforum: Critics Picks, July 2017

Beauty Papers, 2017

Tate Etc., 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

  • 2018

    Silent as Glass, Maureen Paley, London, UK
    Like this. Before. Like waves, 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

    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.

  • 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.

Bibliography

  • (C) denotes catalogue.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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