Andreana Donahue

Andreana Donahue is an interdisciplinary artist from Chicago; she’s a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s BFA program and also studied Advanced Painting at Temple University (Rome, Italy). Donahue has organized and shown work in group and solo exhibitions in Chicago, California, Nevada, and Alaska. Her project-based practice engages a wide range of media, but always reflects an ongoing investigation of simulacra and the use of elaborate processes to transform humble materials. Her site-specific installations highlight connections between outwardly unrelated narratives and disciplines, creating a hybrid lexicon. Heavily informed by location, her objects reference vanishing regional traditions while transmitting a sense of superstition, loss, and longing. Donahue is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a 2015 Puffin Foundation Grant, 2015 Harnisch Foundation Grant, and 2014 Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant/Residency.