Beginning in the early 1990s, Cheryl Donegan combined video, painting, and performance to confront issues of sex, gender, and the creative process. The artist’s body was prominently featured as both agent and image in iconic videos of that period. In her current work, these themes continue, yet a contemporary moment is defined: identity, previously described as ‘body’, is now interpreted as clothing, fashion, and technology—“Self” is defined by “surface.”
Donegan was an artist-in-residence at ART/OMI, and Banff Center for Fine Arts, Alberta, Canada. Her work has been exhibited widely in museums, galleries, and festivals including The New Museum, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, MoMA PS1, New York, White Columns, New York, The 1995 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New York Film and Video Festival. National and international exhibitions include The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, the 1993 Venice Biennale, the 1995 Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and the Canzani Center Gallery at The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH.
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