Patrick J. Donovan

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


2012: MFA, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
2009: Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art, MICA, Baltimore, MD. 
1971: A.B. Cum Laude, Philosophy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.


2012: First Place, Crocker-Kingsley Biennial, Sacramento, CA juried by Michael Duncan, Corresponding Editor/Los Angeles, Art in America.

Solo Exhibitions

2023: Man in a Ring Mold, Last Projects, Los Angeles (upcoming)
2015: Revisited: Patterns in the Making, Paolo Mejia Gallery, San Francisco.
2014: Patterns and Tape, Paolo Mejia Gallery, San Francisco.
2014: Patterns and Fakes,Blackstone Gallery, Los Angeles.

Group Exhibitions

2021: Nomad, organized by Torrance art Museum, Torrance, CA
2020: Art + Activism, SoLA Contemprary, Los Angeles, CA
2019: Gardens, Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Rashid Bouhamidi.
2019: About Men, Castelli Art Space, Los Angeles, CA.
2018: Identity and Desire, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Village at Ed Gould Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, curated by James Buckley Galloway.
2018: L.A. Looking, Lava Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
2018: California Conversations, Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Skip Snow.
2018: Queer Biennial, Last Projects and Navel Gallery (dual venue), Los Angeles, CA
2017: Stepping Into the Radiant Future, Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA.
2016: Wish You Could Have Seen This, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, project created by Ma Li, San Francisco, CA.
2016: The Foolish Game, Los Angeles Art Association
2015: (Con)text: Rethinking Language in Art, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA.
2015: Night on Broadway, Tower Theatre, Los Angeles, CA curated by Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2015: Revisited: Patterns in the Making (solo), Paolo Mejia Gallery, San Francisco.  
2013: The Gun Show, Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics, San Francisco, CA.
2013: Fuck, Hot Art/Wet City, Vancouver, BC. 
2013: Crocker-Kingsley Biennial, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, juried by Michael Duncan, Corresponding Editor/Los Angeles, Art in America.
2013: The Guerilla Show, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2010: Glow, Annemarie Garden (affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution), Solomons, MD.

Art Fairs:

2023: Qipo art Fair with Last Projects, Mexico City
2013: Artist Platform, (e)merge art fair, Washington, DC. Organized by Jamie Smith, Leigh Connor, CONNORSMITH, Washington, DC. Vetting committee: Molly Donovan [no relation], Associate Curator Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Eric Shiner, Director, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Shinique Smith, artist, Hudson, NY.


2014: Gallery Shows You Should Know About, Artsy Forager, June 12, 2014
2013: New American PaintingsJuried Exhibitions-in-Print, No. 109, Pacific Coast Edition, juried by Janet Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
2012: Victoria Dalkey: Biennial Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition, Sacramento Bee, November 30, 2012.





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