Art on a Postcard International Women’s Day Auction - Curated by Lee Sharrock

23 FEBRUARY 2023 - 09 MARCH 2023
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15. Miranda Donovan

The Light is On Your Back

Acrylic and Mixed Media 


A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork 

Signed on Verso

Curated by Lee Sharrock

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Miranda Donovan is a London-based British Dutch artist whose low relief paintings have been exhibited in Europe, the US and UK including at Sotheby's NY, The Public (selected from the Frank Cohen Collection) and The New Art Gallery, Walsall.   Her work can be found in notable collections including that of Cheyenne Westphal, Frank Cohen, the Mugrabi’s, the Khalili brothers, Mark Hix, Stephen Webster and Jeremy Clarkson, the Groucho Club, Soho House and House of Koko.   

Within her paintings Donovan sets out to create worlds wherein polarities and differences co-exist through subject matter and materials used.  The intention is for these polarities to be analogous of the differences in the wider world whilst simultaneously inferring the complexity of emotions that speak of what it is to be human.     

Order and chaos, man and nature, beauty, and decay, the urban and the rural are some of the polarities Donovan features in her work as she strives to create worlds wherein these differences not only co-exist but do so harmoniously.   To this end her work is one of hope because as Donovan would argue “without hope what is the point”. 


1998-2001: BA Hons, History of Art, Bristol University 

2002-2003: BA Hons, Fine Art: Painting (1st Year)  École supérieure d'art d'aix-en-provence.  

2003-2005: BA Hons, Fine Art, (2nd two years) City and Guilds of London Art School 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

2022       Once Upon A Time, Co-Curated by Flora Fairbairn & Katie Heller. 

2022       The Springboard Foundation in collaboration with Cheam 

2022       House of Koko, London, Permanent Collection 

2021       Soho House, London.  Permanent Collection 

2021       Iris Studios, Works on Paper  

2021       Chelsea Arts Club, London 

2020       Works On Paper, Frestonian Gallery 

2019       Serena Morton Gallery, London.  

2018       The Collective, curated by Stephen Williams 

2017        Stephen Webster, Los Angeles (Solo show) 

2017       Art Below, London Underground 

2017       Christies BFAMI Auction 

2016        Hix Art Gallery, London, (Solo show) 

2013        Lazarides Gallery, Greek St, London, (Solo show) 

2011         Lazarides Gallery, Rathbone Place, London, (Solo show) 

2010         Lazarides Gallery, Rathbone Place, London, (Solo show) 

2008         Lazarides Gallery, Greek St, London, (Solo show) 

2006         "Soundbyte", Solo Exhibition, Bologna, Italy, (Solo show) 

The Fenton Arts Trust Award 

Painter Stainers Award 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks 

The genesis of every painting I make is a "wall".  The universality of language found on walls is something I’m continually drawn to, due in large part, because they constantly remind we are all part of the same whole.  The characters in these works, made from deconstructed then reassembled machine and appliance parts, are deliberately devoid of stereotype labeling in a deliberate attempt to focus instead on what it is to be, and to feel, human. 

You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any works. In doing so, you endanger our relationships with artists, and directly jeopardise the charitable work we do. Anyone found doing so will be subject to legal action.

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