KAITLIN ZORAH McDONOUGH

Kaitlin McDonough paints exuberant abstractions, often incorporating objects and nontraditional supports. The resulting icon paintings highlight her interests in performative language and energy technologies. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art and her BFA from Boston University, Summa cum laude. McDonough's work has been exhibited throughout Italy--in Venice, Rome, Vicenza, Bologna, Verona--and in Boston, New York, and Serbia. She is the recipient of the Temple University Project Completion Grant and has participated in a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Kaitlin is currently the Program Coordinator and member of the Faculty at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.  Her studio is in Brooklyn, New York.

  

EDUCATION

2014 MFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 

2013 Temple Rome, Rome, Italy

2007 BFA, Boston University, Boston, MA, Summa cum laude


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

Botanica, curated by Matteo Efrem Rossi, ex Farmacia di Via De Gasperi 45, Chiari, Italy

 

2015

Momenta Art Spring Benefit, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

 

2014

Sisrahtac, curated by Brie Ruais and Maria Stabio, Torrance Shipman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

All the Way to Heaven, is Heaven, Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo exhibition)

Semicolon, New Boone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art First Bologna, Galleria Atlantica, Bologna Italy

 

2013

Engagement Party, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Festa di Roma, Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Dig Out the Moon: New Works by Francine Kay Affourtit and Kaitlin McDonough, Temple Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy

Low Rumble, Gallery 102 at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Art First Bologna, Galleria Atlantica, Bologna, Italy (solo exhibition)

 

2012 

AAA- Hannah Cole, Kaitlin McDonough, Maria Stabio, Galleria Atlantica, Vicenza, Italy

Art Verona, Galleria Atlantica, Verona, Italy

Saluzzo Arte 2012, Fondazione Amleto Bertoni, Saluzzo, Italy

Art First Bologna, Galleria Atlantica, Bologna, Italy

 

2011 

Art Verona, Galleria Atlantica, Verona, Italy

Percettivo Imperfetto, Galleria A+A, Venice, Italy

 

2010

Kaitlin McDonough, Galleria Modenarte, curated by Matteo Efrem Rossi, Venice, Italy (solo exhibition)

Massimo Sansavini and Kaitlin McDonough, curated by Matteo Efrem Rossi, Galleria Modenarte, Venice, Italy

My World 2, curated by Francesco Liggieri and Giuliana Tammaro, Santa Maria A, Venice, Italy

Two in One: Carlo Borin and Kaitlin McDonough, curated by Matteo Efrem Rossi, Galleria Modenarte, Venice, Italy

 

2009 

Pastorals, Berkeley Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)

By Boat, Club Ponte Storto, Venice, Italy (solo exhibition)

Oaza Cacak, curated by Petra Maitz, Gallery Nadezda Petrovic, Serbia

Idea Estrusia, Caomaggiore, Italy (prize winner)

 

2008 

Some Places Where Energy Hides, Galleria Sotoportego, Venice, Italy (solo exhibition)

In the Woods, Film by Pamela and Darrell Jones, Randolph, NJ (solo exhibition)

 

2007 

Feeding and Flying, Gallery Five, Boston, MA

The Power of the Diminutive, Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston, MA

 

CURATING PROJECTS

2015 Living Threads, New York Studio School, New York, NY

2010 Six Significant Landscapes, Galleria il Sotoportego, Venice, Italy



RESIDENCIES

2011 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont


AWARDS

Project Completion Grant, Temple University

Summa cum Laude, Boston University

Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, Boston University

Constantin Alajalov Scholarship, Boston University 

Dean's List with Distinction, Boston University

College of Fine Arts Dean's Scholar Award, Boston University 

University Scholarship, Boston University

Harold C. Case Memorial Scholarship, Boston University



BIBLIOGRAPHY

Tinge Magazine Cover, Issue 7, Spring 2014

"Scouting Venezia", Maria Lavinia Carboni, Vogue Italia, giugno 2011 (n. 730), p. 32-33

Bradford Manderfield, Six Significant Landscapes, 2010

Molly Scheu, Six Significant Landscapes, 2010

Studio Visit Magazine, Featured Artist, Spring 2010

"Kaitlin McDonough: Wickedly, Wonderfully Alive", Christopher Atamian, Mes Arménies, August 2009

Studio Visit Magazine, Featured Artist, Spring 2009

"Some Places Where Energy Hides", Nicola Constantino, VeNews, April 2008

"Opposite But Equal", Brittany Jasnoff, BU Today, April 19, 2007

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014-present   New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Program Coordinator

2014-2015   New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Registrar

2007-2012   Boston University Venice Studio Arts Program, Venice, Italy, Program Coordinator

2012-2013  Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of Documenta (13), Rome Office Assistant 

2012  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Venice, Italy Summer Program, Program Assistant 

2010  Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, Printshop Assistant for: Indiana University, Pratt University, Youngstown State University 

2009  Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, Intern 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2016-present

Drawing, New York Studio School, New York

2013  

Advanced Painting, Temple University Rome, Teaching Assistant to Susan Moore

Rome Sketchbook, Temple University Rome, Teaching Assistant to Susan Moore 

2012  

Advanced Painting, Temple University Rome, Teaching Assistant to Daniel Dallmann

Painting on Paper, Temple University Rome, Teaching Assistant to Daniel Dallmann

Painting III, Boston University Venice Studio Arts Program, Teaching Assistant to Richard Ryan 

2011  

Watercolor Workshop, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, Instructor

Painting III, Boston University Venice Studio Arts Program, Teaching Assistant to Stacy Gibboni 

2010  

Monotype Workshop, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, Instructor

Painting III, Boston University Venice Studio Arts Program, Teaching Assistant to Jill Grimes

Intaglio Printmaking, Pratt University at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Teaching Assistant to Jennifer Melby

Intaglio Printmaking, Indiana University at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Teaching Assistant to Althea Murphy-Price

Painting III, Boston University Venice Studio Arts Program, Teaching Assistant to Andrea Contin 

2009  

Painting III, Boston University Venice Studio Arts Program, Teaching Assistant to Andrea Contin 

2008  

Painting III, Boston University Venice Studio Arts Program, Teaching Assistant to Hannah Cole 

2007  

Advanced Oil Painting, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, Teaching Assistant to Davide Battistin

Introduction to Oil Painting, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, Teaching Assistant to Davide Battistin

 


LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

2016

The Poetics of Performatives, 2MF, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY

 

2015

Theosis & Deification Conference, KU Leuven, Belgium

2013

Engagement Party: Painting as Object and Experience, Panel Discussion on Painting, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA


2011 

Visiting Artist Lecture, Curatorial and Contemporary Art Practices Course, Galleria A+A, Venice, Italy

Venice Biennale Workshop, Northeastern University’s Photography and Art History in Venice Program, Venice, Italy

Venice Biennale Workshop, Queen’s University Venice Summer School, Venice, Italy

Watercolor Workshop, at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

2010 

Monotype Workshop, Offset Printing at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

Art Life Presentation, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

2008 

Art Auction to Benefit Rivergarden Art Gallery, Denville, NJ

Mural Project at Morristown Neighborhood House with Cesar Viveros, Morristown, NJ