Kit Donnelly

Painting/Printmaking

 


Contact Information

e-mail: Kit Donnelly
www.kitdonnelly.com
Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

My work is always an exploration of a very particular observation of the world.

Observation is a powerful tool of non-action set in a world that is constantly on the move. Everyday I try to find the courage to put a moment on paper or canvas. A moment that goes deep enough to become universal. My images are not resemblances, but rather a way of searching for a global connection that is not rooted in fear or based on any kind of satire or irony. My images are a search for truth as it means to me.

My current work is focused on understanding the visual world in its simplest physical form. The work I do in the studio involves visual exercises in honesty and articulation. Each painting or print provides a more distinct visual logic to my world; a map to seeing and establishing my presence as an artist within my surroundings. I am always finding ways to invent this logic. My painting is definitely rooted in the sensual realm, but contains a complex interiority gained from years of studying relationships of rhythm, movement, space, perspective, and form. I work with color, gesture, and shape to orchestrate each painting so that it speaks more about itself than about any original intention or political meaning. When all the elements of my painting coincide, I can transcend the experience I have had with the physical world and the painting has a life of its own. This is the most honest communication I know.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2013
ArtSight Gallery, Bristol, VT

2012
1330 Exchange, Middlebury, VT

2009
WalkOver Gallery, Bristol, VT

2007
Terasem Foundation, Lincoln, VT

2002
Unfolding, Church and Maple Gallery, Burlington, VT

1996
Hays Gallery, Brattleboro, VT

Two-person
2010
Towle Hill Studio, Corinth, VT
With Jay Vogler

Group
2015
Culminating Thesis Show, Mass Art, Boston MA

Provincetown Art Association Museum, Provincetown, MA

2014
Thesis Show, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston, MA

2013
James R. Bakker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2011
Burlington International Airport, Burlington, VT

2006
Hardscrabble Artists, Walkover Gallery, Bristol, VT

2004
Vermont Selections, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
Juried Exhibition

1998
Approaching Lightness, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

1997
Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting, Shelburne, VT
Invitational

1991 – 1995
Arts Alive, City-wide Annual Arts Festival, Burlington, VT

1995
Summer Exhibit, Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT

Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT

1994
Harbour Square Gallery, Camden, ME

1993
Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, VT

1992
Hays Gallery, Brattleboro, VT

Woody’s Restaurant, show with kite maker Win Colwell

1991
View from the Edge, Exhibit of four artists, Fletcher Library

1989 – 1992
Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting, Shelburne, VT
Juried Annual Exhibition

1988
Moving through Dance, Church Street Center, Burlington, VT

Other
1992 – 1998
Stratton Arts Festival, Stratton, VT
Juried Annual Festival

Education

2014
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MFA
MFA

1985
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
BFA

1981 – 1984
Portland School of Art, Portland, ME

1978
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
pre-college program

Professional Experience

2010 – 2014
Co-manager, WalkOver Gallery, Bristol, VT

2006 – 2009
Board Member, Bristol Friends of the Arts

2008 – 2010
Co-manager, Gallery@85 North Street, Bristol, VT

1998 – 2003
Painting instructor, Shelburne Craft School, Shelburne, VT

1999 – 2000
Watercolor instructor, Frog Hollow Craft Center, Middlebury, VT

1999 – 2001
Painting instructor, Bristol Rec Dept., Bristol, VT

Residencies

2015
Vermont Artist Week Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

Artist in Residence, Worchester Arts Magnet School, Worchester, MA

Images copyright © Kit Donnelly

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