Donna Troy Cleary

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Education:

2014     Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art

                  School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY

2014     Mildred's Lane Fellow, Beach Lake, PA

2011     Undergraduate Courses in Art History

                  Columbia University

2011/12 Undergraduate courses in Installation, Sculpture, Art History, Printmaking

                  School of Visual Arts

1982     Bachelor of Science in Nursing

                  University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Select Group and Solo Exhibitions:

2017     Upcoming:  Cama Y Mesa, El Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana, Cuba

             Plant Cure, Central Booking, NY, NY

                    Curated by Maddy Rosenberg

             The Secret Life of Plants, Freight and Volume, NY, NY

                    Curated by Nick Lawrence and Jennifer Coates

             Not A Rehearsal, El Museo de Los Sures, NY, NY

             We Need To Talk, Petzel Gallery, NY, NY

             Thru the Rabbit Hole 2, Sideshow Gallery, NY, NY

             Introductions 2017, Trestle Gallery, NY, NY

                     Curated by Julie Torres

             The New Mimesis, Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA

                      Curated by SciArt Center, NY

              Drums on Paper, Ground Floor Gallery, NY, NY

              Nasty Women, Knockout Center, NY, NY

                    Curated by Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore

2016     Play, Art In Odd Places, Orlando, FL

                     Curated by Ed Woodham

             Light of Interiors, El Museo de los Sueros, NY, NY

             [Contained], Chashama, 266 W 37th Street, New York, NY 

             Two Person: Polyvalent Spaces, exPress Place - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 

            North Adams, MA

                     Curated by Michelle Daly

             Thinking With Our Hands, Rabbithole, Dumbo, New York, NY

             Thru the Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

             No Toxic Factor, Offline at Central Booking, New York, NY

                    Curated by Keren Moscovitch   

2015     Dwelling, 107 Projects, Sydney, Australia

             Who's Afraid of Feminism, AIR Gallery, Online Exhibition and Print Catalogue

                    Curated by Catherine Morris, Elizabeth Sackler Center, Brooklyn Museum

             Battle of the Masters, Open Space Gallery, New York, NY

              National Competition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

                     Curated by David Ross

             Plus One, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

                    Curated by Melanie Kress

             Last Dance, Art@Renaissance, Williamsburg, NY

             Attachment Theory, 184 Project Space, New York, NY

             Making History, Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, New York, NY

2014     Helix: Corner Politics, Solo Exhibition, AyzArt, New York, NY

             Schism Juncture, Select Fair, Miami, FL during Basel week.

                    Curated by Tim Goossens

             A Personal Thing, 184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

                    Curated by David Willis

             National Group Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

                    Curated by Asya Geisberg

             Merging Properties, Open Gallery Space, New York, NY

2014     Coworker Project, Entwine, New York, NY

             Thesis Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

             Home Front, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY

                    Curated by Jovana Stokic

             Come Together Surviving Sandy, New York, NY

                     Curated by Phong Bui

2013     Antithesis, Present Company, New York, NY

                    Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud

             Time Base, Nighthawk Cinema, New York, NY

             Now, Fuse Infrastructure, Allentown, PA

             Figment, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA

             Universal, Brooklyn Fire Proof, New York, NY

                    Curated by David Gibson

             Big Time, Fringe Festival, Site Specific Installation, Allentown, PA

             Pig Pen Project, Mayfair Festival, Allentown, PA

2012     Select Fair, French Neon Collective, Miami, FL, Art Basel Week

2010     Donna Cleary: The X Spot, Solo Exhibition, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY

2011     You are here, Second Floor Gallery, New York, NY

             Art Connects Gallery, New York, NY 2010 Flux Factory, Chelsea, NY

2010     Seven Year Itch, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY

             Fountain NY Art Fair, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY, Armory Week

2009     Fountain Miami, Leo Kesting Gallery, Miami, Florida, Art Basel Week

             Headbones Gallery, Toronto, Canada

             Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, Canada

             Fountain NY Art Fair, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY, Armory Week

             True Love is Fleeting, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY

2008     Fountain Miami, Leo Kesting Gallery, Miami, Florida, Art Basel Week

             Guaranteed Good, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY

             www.women, Headbones Gallery, Toronto, CA

             Xray, Yankee, Zulo, Monkdogz Urban Art, New York, NY

Awards/Residencies:

2017     MASS MoCA Artist in Residence, North Adams, MA

             Contributing Guest Artist, Mildred's Lane, Beach Lake, PA

             Resident, Ciil Rialaig, Kerry, Ireland

2016     Visiting Artist, chaNorth Artist Residency, Pine Plains, NY  

             Resident, chaNorth Artist Residency, Pine Plains, NY  

             Contributing Guest Artist, Mildred's Lane, Narrowsburg, NY

             Resident, Studios at MASS MoCA/Assets for Artists Residency, North Adams, MA

             Scholarship, Studios at MASS MocA Residency, North Adams, MA

2015     Resident, Studios at MASS MoCA/Assets for Artists Residency, North Adams, MA

             Scholarship, Studios at MASS MocA Residency, North Adams, MA

2014     Fellow, Mildred's Lane Residency, Narrowsburg, NY

             Scholarship, Mildred's Lane, Mildred's Lane Residency, Narrowsburg, NY

             Ad Hoc Committee on the MFA Fine Arts Curriculum, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

             Selection Committee, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2011     School of Visual Arts, Summer Residency, New York, NY

Press:

2017     Stephanie Maida, "What's it like to turn your apartment into an Art Gallery?", Guest of a Guest, November 2017

             David Willis, '“MIS”: A Group Show Curated by Donna Cleary at 184 Project Space", Medium, October 2017

             Stephanie Maida, "What's it like to turn your apartment into an Art Gallery?", Guest of a Guest, November 2017

             Upcoming:  Mark Landas, Interview with Donna Cleary, Scientific Inquirer.com, 2017

2016     Karen Maserjian Shan, "Residency Program Grows Inspiration', Poughkeepsie Journal,

             November 3, 2016

             Rebecca Parker, "Perverse Instantiations In A Project Space In Clinton Hill", Art Report, April 8

             AM Debrincat, "Attachment and Transformation,  Donna Cleary in conversation with ArtFile Magazine's AM DeBrincat", ArtfFle

              Magazine, November 21

             Brendon O'Connor,  "Complete Art in Odd Places: Orlando, 2016 Artists", Bungalower, Oct  21

2015     "Off the Highline, Recap"  Artbinder, July 24

             "Meet Our Residents", MASS MoCA Studio Residency/Assets For Artists, October

             "In Your Room, 184 Project Space", The Sun That Never Sets, October

2014     Alison Martin, "Donna Cleary's New Installation Featured at Ayzart", Arte Fuse, July

             Naomi Lev, “The Merging Properties Exhibition”, Arte Fuse, July

             "@Merging Properties", Artis Talking July 15

             "School of Visual Arts Presents 'Homefront'", Hyperallerigic, January

2013     Roberta Smith, “Art, A Balm After The Storm, Come Together Surviving Sandy, Samples 300 Artists”, The New York Times,      

             December 6

             Sara Christoph, "The Beauty of Friends Coming Together", Come together.com, December

            "Antithesis Group Show at The Active Space", NYARTS, September

             Elizabeth Johnson, “Themes of Absence in the show beside the Cemetery”, The Art Blog, May

             Elizabeth Cook, "Open Studios 2013, Version 2.0", The Least Untrue, Dec

2010     "Donna Cleary, The X Spot", Rhizome, January 12

             Jonathan Stein, “The X Spot”, Spread Art Culture, January 21

             Catinca Tabacaru, “Donna Cleary The X Spot at Leo Kesting”, Tincaart, Jan

              "Weekend Appraisal, 3/8/10", Feel The Art, March 8

             Marina Hedley, “Blurring Boundaries”, Monkdogz Art blog, January 14

             "The Drawings of Donna Cleary", This is ART, February

             "Untitled by Donna Cleary", Curiator, May 16

2009     Jessica Gallucci, “The Way An Art Fair Should Be”, The Economist, MoreIntelligentLife.com, February

             "Armory week 2009: Fountain Art Review”, Artcomments.com, February

             “Keeping the Distance”, Sylelust, February

             "Distanced by Donna Cleary", MOCO LOCO,  February

              Blazakovic Norelsky, Irreversible Magazine, March

             Live TV interview, MetroStudios Inc., The New Yorkers, New York, NY, July 1

2008      Julie Oakes, "Donna Cleary Commentary", Headbones, The Drawers, February

             “The Collective”, Torontovisualartists, February

             "Painting: Donna Cleary", Art Moco, Modern Contemporary Art, Mocoloco.com, August 23 2006

             "This week at Art Moco", Art Moco, Modern Contemporary Art, Mocoloco.com ,Aug 25 2006

Visiting Artist/Teaching experience:

2017     Visiting Guest Artist, MFA in Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY

             Contributing Guest Artist, Mildred's Lane, Beach Lake, PA

             Workshop, Introduction to Herbalism, Not a Rehearsal, El Museo de los Sures

2016     Contributing Guest Artist, Mildred's Lane, Beach Lake, PA

             Visiting Guest Artist, ChaNorth, Pine Plains, NY  

2015     Guest Teacher, MFA in Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

             Private art lessons, 184 Project Space.

2013     Teaching Assistant: Kari Lorenson, Foundation Sculpture, The School of Visual Arts

             Teaching Assistant: Daniel Wapner, Foundation Sculpture, The School of Visual Arts

Other:

2016     Visiting Visual Artist, The International Women Artist's Salon, Dixon Place, NY, NY

2015     "Women and Art", Televised roundtable discussion between Magda Sawon, Diana Cooper, Paulina Babecka, Nadia Haji Omar

             Donna Cleary, Transborder Art, September

Publications/Catalogues:

2017     Plant Cure, Central Booking in Collaboration with The New York Academy of Medicine

2015     Who's Afraid of Feminism, Women's Caucus For Art

2015     Catalogue Making History                                                                          

2013     Come Together, Surviving Sandy. Brooklyn Rail/Dedalus Foundation

Gallery Work:

2014 - Present Founder/Owner 184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2014 - 2016 Postmaster's Gallery, Gallery Assistant, Tribeca, NY

2014     Visual Arts Gallery, Art Handler, New York, NY

Curating Experience:

2017     MIS, 184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

             Up-Root, Periphery Space, Providence, RI

2016     , 184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2015     Attachment Theory, 184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2014     Environs, 184 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2013     On Mark, Critique Space, 133 West 21st St, New York, NY

             Permission, Critique Space, 133 West 21st St, New York, NY