Dru Donovan is an artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Art and a BFA from the California College of the Arts. Donovan has shown internationally in There's Something Happening Here (Brancolini Grimaldi, London, England: 2012), reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today (Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne, Switzerland: 2011), and the California Biennial (Orange County Museum of Art, Newport, CA: 2010). Recent group exhibitions include Positions Taken (Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: 2017), The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (curated by Katy Grannan, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco: 2015), and Desire (Yancey Richardson Gallery, NYC: 2013). Donovan recently presented her work in Portland with the solo exhibitions Basic Poses (Melanie Flood Projects, Portland: 2017) and Carving The Lung (Hap Gallery, Portland: 2015). Her photographs have been published in such magazines as Aperture, Blind Spot, Picture, and Matte. Donovan’s works are in the collections of Deutsche Bank and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2011, TBW Books published her first book, Lifting Water. In 2011–2012 she participated in the LMCC’s Workspace residency. Donovan is a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.
Images by Mario Gallucci