Lot 15 - Miranda Donovan - Rebellion
Acrylic, mixed media on cardboard
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for Dawns New Horizon
Curated by Spirit of Boudica
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.
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
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
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
Fenton Artist Trust Bursary
Painter Stainer’s Painting Prize
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Using building materials combined with polymers Donovan has created a miniature brick wall. A sense of order is conveyed through the linear, geometric, brick wall pattern whilst chaos is 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 rising up against adversity with the ultimate goal of achieving victory.
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