Lot 14 - Miranda Donovan - Joy Within
Lot 14 - Miranda Donovan - Joy Within
Lot 14 - Miranda Donovan - Joy Within
Lot 14 - Miranda Donovan - Joy Within

Lot 14 - Miranda Donovan - Joy Within

Acrylic and Mixed Media

2022

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork 

Signed on Verso

Curated by Lee Sharrock 

 

ARTIST INFO

About 

Miranda Donovan is a London-based British, Dutch artist whose figurative works and low relief paintings have been exhibited in Europe, the US and in the UK including at The Public (selected from the Frank Cohen Collection) and The New Art Gallery, Walsall.   Her work can be found in notable collections including that of Cheyenne Westphal, Oliver Barker, Fru Tholstrup, Frank Cohen, the Mugrabi’s, the Khalili brothers, Mark Hix, Stephen Webster, Jeremy Clarkson, the Groucho Club, Soho House and House of Koko.  Having studied Fine Arts at the École supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence and The City and Guilds of London Art School, Donovan showed with the Lazarides Gallery for nine years.  More recent collaborations have included working with Mark Hix on several projects, a Branch Arts: The Art Room project at Selfridges, an invitation by Stephen Webster to exhibit in his gallery space in Beverley Hills, LA as well as exhibiting in multiple group shows as a product of working directly with curators.   Donovan’s primary focus is the bringing together of polarities; man and nature, the urban and rural, order and chaos, beauty and decay, polarities which are intended to act as allegories for differences in the wider world around us and to, in turn, convey the possibility of a harmonious fusion.  Through this exploration of what it is to feel and to be human Donovan’s message is ultimately one of hope as without hope Donovan would argue what is the point. 

Education 

1998-2001 BA Hons, History of Art, Bristol University, England 
2002-2003 BA Hons, Fine Art, (1st Year) École supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence 
2003-2005 BA Hons, Fine Art, (2nd two years) City and Guilds of London Art School 

Solo Exhibitions 

2017 Stephen Webster, Beverley Hills, LA 
2016 Hix Art Gallery, London 
2013 Lazarides Gallery, Greek St, London 
2011 Lazardes Gallery, Rathbone Place, London 
2010 Lazardes Gallery, Rathbone Place, London 
2008 Lazarides Gallery, Greek St, London 

Group Exhibitions 

2024 Spirit of Boudicca, Crypt Gallery, Norwich 
2024 Art on a Postcard, Fitzrovia Gallery, London 
2023 Freedom from Torture, Live Auction, Sotheby’s  
2023 Royal Society of British Artists, 200th Anniversary Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 
2023 Delahunty Fine Art, Mayfair, London 
2023 Art on a Postcard, Fitzrovia Gallery, London 

2023 99 Projects, Natural Abstractions, Curated by Lee Sharrock 
2022 House of Koko, Camden, London. Permanent Collection.  
2022 Once Upon A Time, London, Curated by Flora Fairbairn.  
2021 Iris Studios, London, “Works on Paper” Curated by Laura Lopes  
2020 Frestonian Gallery, Works on Paper London 

Awards 

Fenton Artist Trust Bursary  
Painter Stainer’s Painting Prize 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

Creating miniature brick walls Donovan conveys order, through the linear, geometric, brick wall pattern and chaos illustrated by broken up, in parts, decayed brickwork and graffiti slogans. Alongside this and in the Spirt of Boudicca the message laid bare is one of victory. 

 

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