LIVES IN NJ/WORKS IN BROOKLYN
Donna Moran is a professor of Fine Art at Pratt Institute in
Brooklyn, N.Y. From 2001 to 2012
she chaired the Fine Arts Department overseeing both the BFA and MFA programs.
work has been widely exhibited in the US and abroad, including New York,
Australia, Brazil, Peru, Italy, and Spain. She was recently one of sixteen
invited international artists for a 2020 virtual project Matrix organized and curated by Cristina Duenas of Peru’s Taller 72’s , where she had been part of the book Mixtura in 2014. Her work was included in a five person exhibition at Kean Unversity in 2019 and, in 2015 she had a solo exhibition at the Versiglia Gallery at Caldwell University. In 2014 a solo exhibition of her work, Configuration, Transformation and Assembly, Conversations with E. Vila-Matas and Cosi se Intende per Essere Successo was exhibited at The OPUS Project Space in NYC. Her work was also included in the 2014 exhibition Process at the Denise Bibro Gallery, also in NYC.
"The visual evidence of the destructive power of disease, combined with the threatening nature of our current political climate, not to mention the actual climate fears, has combined to make my work increasingly complex, so that what once was buoyant and bright has become, through layering and additional mark making, reflective or our emotional climate today.
Her work is also eflective of the physical damages created from recent storms, over-development of the coastal regions of the northeast and of her native mid-west. The work is a blend of landscape and architecture, digital and hand painted media.
Moran has been a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome, and an artist in residence at The Vermont Studio Center, The Centre for Fine Print Research (UWE) in Bristol, England, and U Gratzie Ceramica in Deruta, Italy.